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    Tips for Designing Your Home Audio System

    Last updated 22 hours ago

    With the right equipment, proper room acoustics, and professional home audio system installation, you can enjoy seamless, professional-quality sound in your home. However, designing a truly premium home audio system takes time and requires the expertise of a professional. To learn more about what to consider when designing a home audio system, read below.

    Identify the Purpose

    First, think about what kind of home audio system you want. Some people want an audio-only sound system, which can be installed in almost any room with good acoustics. Others want a multi-media home theater system, which requires you to consider both acoustics and lighting. Knowing from the beginning what type of home audio system you are looking for will simplify the shopping and design process.

    Choose the Right Components

    Choose equipment that has the right power output to fill the room with sound, as an underpowered system will sound cheap, while an overpowered system will be overwhelming. Be sure that the audio system components fit into the available space in the room. You will have to consider where to put major components such as the amplifier, speakers, and subwoofer. Choose appropriately-sized, high-quality cables for your audio system to ensure a seamless look and great sound.

    Evaluate Room Acoustics

    Getting the right audio system components is just as important as putting the components in the right location. Room acoustics take into account direct sound as well as how the sound bounces off of the floor, walls, and ceiling to reach the listeners’ ears. The placement of furniture and other objects in the room also has an effect on the room acoustics.

    Hiring a professional is essential to make sure you have the right components for your audio system. At Tunnel Vision Technology Inc., we have been installing home audio systems and integrated home automation systems for years. Call us at (312) 386-7219 or visit our website to learn more about how we can create the perfect audio system for your home or business.

    Understanding the Basics of a Home Automation System

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Home automation is one of the easiest ways to overhaul and enhance the entire homeownership experience. Making the decision to have a Control4 smart home system specialist integrate your home’s locking mechanisms, HVAC system, lighting, surround sound system, security monitoring, and sprinklers can save you time, money, and stress. What are the physical requirements for home automation and how do they work to make your Chicago home “smart?” This guide to the basics can help you answer those questions.

    Systems to Automate

    Having a functional lighting, HVAC, security, or sprinkler system is important for home automation. If you are a homeowner or renter with the permission to configure your home’s wiring however you choose, you have this base covered. What you choose to automate is up to you, but the list of appliances and systems that can now be configured to work with most home automation technologies includes washing machines, pet feeders, window shades, and swimming pool vacuums.

    Home Automation Controller

    An essential component of an automated home is a control system such as Control4 or Crestron. A smart home system expert can seamlessly integrate the systems and devices you wish to have automated with one of these control systems, which is what will make your abode a smart home.

    Remote Control

    What makes home automation so convenient is the ability it gives you to control all of your home’s integrated systems from a single remote. When you have your home configured by a smart home systems expert, you can have your smartphone or tablet synched with the home automation controller of your choice so that it will serve as a remote control for your automated devices and systems.

    For years, home automation technology has been pitched as providing a glimpse of the future—and now the future has arrived. If you live in the Chicagoland area and have yet to automate your home but are looking to do so, Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. has the tools and technology to do it for you. To learn about the Control4 and Crestron home automation technology we use or to request a consultation with one of our smart home solutions experts, call (312) 829-9145.

    How Businesses Benefit from Automation

    Last updated 14 days ago

    At Tunnel Vision Technology Inc., we believe that technology can help businesses grow and succeed. Our office automation systems, in particular, are designed to keep your business running smoothly so you can focus on more important things. An automation system can set your temperature, music, lighting, and video to your preferences. You can program the security systems, lights, and temperature to change based on the time of day. If you choose, your automation system can alert you to unusual activity detected by the office surveillance system. Countless dentists, doctors, salon owners, architects, designers, restaurant owners, bar owners, and more have realized the benefits of office automation.

    With a high-tech automation system, you can save time and money while impressing your customers. To learn more about the office automation systems that Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. has to offer businesses in the Chicago area, visit our website or call us at (312) 829-9145.

    Enjoy Your Favorite Tunes with a Control4 Audio System

    Last updated 20 days ago

    With a Control4 home automation system, you can enjoy comforts and conveniences that were previously only available to owners of the most high-tech homes. One of these conveniences is seamless integration of audio systems throughout your home. From WiFi speaker points that are compatible with the most popular music streaming services to multi-zone amplifiers that give you complete control over the volume, bass, and treble of audio throughout your home, you can enjoy an unparalleled audio experience without having to go to a dance club or movie theater.

    The Control4 WiFi SpeakerPoint enables you to deliver music from any audio source to any room in your home. Invest in a Control4 100 Series Amplifier, and you can enhance and tailor your audio experience in up to eight individually-programmed zones in your home.

    f you are looking to get the most out of the audio systems in your Chicago home, optimize your home theater experience, or automate your home, Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. has the experience and know-how to get it done. To learn more about our services or our partners’ featured products, visit our website or call (312) 829-9145.

    Answering Some Common Questions about Control4 Automation

    Last updated 29 days ago

    Have you ever experienced home automation in person? The possibilities are truly incredible. You can adjust the climate control, lights, music, and home theater system—or even program them to turn on and off automatically. Read this article to learn more about what you can get with a home automation system.

    What is Control4 Home Automation?

    Control4 Home Automation integrates your home’s most essential features into one easy-to-use system. Using a touchscreen remote, you can dim the lights, start a movie of your choice, or play music in any corner of the house. Home automation also integrates with your security system to provide audible warnings, illuminate an exit path, and turn off the HVAC system to prevent the spread of smoke. With the press of a button, you can turn off the lights and the TV, lower the shades, adjust the thermostat to nighttime levels, and arm the security system. If you are away from home, you will get a text if there is any unusual activity, such as a water leak or movement detected by the surveillance system.

    What Should I Know about Control4 Home Automation?

    The main thing you need to know is that there is no one-size-fits-all home automation solution. That is actually why Control4 is superior to home automation systems built by competitors—you can customize your system to meet your needs, lifestyle, and budget.  

    How Do I Control My Control4 Home Automation System?

    Control4 Home Automation is made possible by the Control4 controller. Powered by the Control4 Operating System (OS), the Control4 controller lets you adjust any home function, including the music, TV, lighting, shades, climate control, and security system. The Control4 controller also comes with the Control4 MyHome app, which lets you use your tablet or smartphone to control the system.

    If you want a Control4 Home Automation system, the next step is to call Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. of Chicago at (312) 829-9145. We’ve been installing smart home and office systems since 1999. Learn more about our Control4 Home Automation system by visiting our website.

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