Home Automation Trends for 2016

Posted by Buttonwood Inc. on Dec 29, 2015 1:12:09 PM

We're at the close of another year, and it's time to look ahead. 2015 wasn't the birth of the smart home revolution, but it has brought dozens of new products fit for even the modest home owner, and hundreds of reasons to be excited for next year.

Smart home technology offers incredible advancements in convenience and efficiency, and there's always something exciting to look forward to. Here are a few things we expect to see as popular home automation solutions in the new year.

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Topics: Home Automation, Lighting, Wireless Technology

Improving the simple things with home automation

Posted by Buttonwood Inc. on Dec 15, 2015 10:33:04 PM

There is certainly part of the term "home automation" that scares people away. Fancy gadgets, head-scratching jargon, and confusing installation instructions can deter many from considering those brand-spankin-new smart home solutions.

However, open-minded homeowners will find that many of the annoying aspects of your daily routine can be improved with some twenty-first century updates. In fact, wouldn't the "real world" and "nine-to-five grind" seem so much easier without some of those mundane responsibilities we assume are required?

Instead of focusing on specific products, how about ideas? What does life look like when your home is working for you?  Here are some home automation ideas that can improve the simple things in life, room by room.

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Topics: Home Automation, Lighting, Wireless Technology

Benefits of using Lighting Controls

Posted by Buttonwood Inc. on Nov 11, 2015 7:06:51 PM

Up here in the Northeast, the end of daylight savings often seems abrupt. The simple shift of sunlit hours, which dwindle every day, presents undesirable changes in our daily routine. 

Many hardworking locals are beginning and ending their day in the dark, which exposes an even greater need for lighting control on your property, and in your home. With the deep-fall and a long winter looming, adding lighting automation to your home control system is more necessary than any other time of year.

 Here's a look at a few reasons why a light control system is a smart investment...

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Topics: Security Systems, Home Automation, Security, Lighting

New To Home Automation? Five Reasons To Consider It

Posted by Buttonwood Inc. on Sep 22, 2015 11:54:04 AM

Sure, so you've emailed, watched videos, surfed the web, and posted status updates from your phone. Maybe you've even gone as far as requested a ride, searched for a dating partner or spouse, or even transferred money to your savings account while on the go.

It's no surprise to anyone the phones in our pocket can control our TVs, lights, and stereo systems just as easily as they can call you a pizza. Old news.

But while primitive forms of home automation have been around longer than smart phones (remember The Clapper?), the current set of technologies available to homeowners extends beyond using our cellular devices as in-house remote controls.

So why should you install a full, robust home automation system? Is it all worth it?

Here are five reasons all homeowners should strongly consider outfitting their homes with the latest automation technology.

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Topics: Fire Systems, Home Automation, Security, Boston, Internet Of Things, Leviton

5 Luxury Home Theaters

Posted by Lauren on Aug 5, 2015 5:55:00 PM

Home theaters aren’t just for celebrities anymore. In 2013 Americans reportedly spent over $14 billion on home theaters, according to CNN. While the average home theater costs $26,000, CNN reported that it was the ultra high-end category that was on the rise.

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Topics: Home Theater, Home Automation

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