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How URC Home Automation Personalizes Your Technology Experience

Simple Controls Help You Enjoy Modern Convenience

How URC Home Automation Personalizes Your Technology Experience

The first home automation system was born in 1966. A little over a decade before personal computers started revolutionizing homes and businesses, the Echo IV was a device ahead of its time.

Though never available commercially, and cobbled together from surplus Westinghouse circuit modules, the Echo IV could control appliances and the thermostat. It also featured a very early version of a word processor and was used to format an entire 516-page book at one point. 

Despite its incredible power, though, it failed to generate interest from most. It was used as the butt of plenty of jokes. And it was almost 30 years before connected technology systems began to take off in a significant way.

In 1994, Universal Remote Control (URC) -- a company whose name is synonymous with easy-to-use, single-interface technology -- changed the way we interact with our home theater devices, thanks to their Complete Control System.

Today, URC offers the more advanced Total Control 2.0 system, which makes using your smart devices easy thanks to customizable user interfaces, graphics control, and compatibility with the most popular smart home devices on the market.

How can your Dallas, TX home benefit from URC control? Find out more below.

TAGS: Amazon Alexa | Smart Home | URC

Top Smart Home Products for the Holiday Season

Home Automation Ensures You’re Ready for the Winter

Top Smart Home Products for the Holiday Season

As the winter holidays are quickly approaching, it’s time to start readying your home for get-togethers with family and friends and to prep it for all the security measures needed during this bustling part of the year.

So how can you ensure you have your McKinney, TX property prepared for the upcoming winter and festive season?  With top-notch home automation features and technologies in place at your living space, you’ll not only be ready for the holidays – but can enjoy this time with loved ones more than ever before.

Keep on reading below to find out more.

TAGS: Smart Automation System | Smart Home Control

Is Your Home Theater Ready for the Holidays?

Find Out the Upgrades You Need for the Ultimate Experience

Is Your Home Theater Ready for the Holidays?

The Dallas weather may be just turning cooler, but before you know it the holidays will be here. That means preparing meals, decorating your home, and entertaining your family. The good news is that home automation can help with all of them!

And one of the best places to get the most out of your family entertainment is in a custom home theater. You can watch movies the way they were meant to be seen, in a room designed to fit your needs.

Of course, every home theater is different, and building one that works for you goes beyond simply finding the biggest screen or the brightest projector. What will take your home theater to the next level this holiday season? This blog will explain.

Just keep reading for more.

The Latest Trends for Home Theaters

Change Up Your Media Space in McKinney

The Latest Trends for Home Theaters

When the home theater started becoming popular in the 1990s, many of them looked to emulate a scaled down version of nostalgic movie theaters.  Twenty years ago, we did not have nearly as many content options as we do today.  With the advent of streaming content over the Internet, we do much more than watch movies in our home theaters – we’re binge-watching Netflix shows, multiple college and NFL football games on weekends, and playing the latest music videos and funny clips from YouTube on the big screen.

Home theaters and media rooms are evolving to meet today’s changing entertainment purposes. Of course, you can still build a traditional theater in your McKinney home with movie-themed décor and recliner theater seating. But today’s technology allows more flexibility than ever in designing a custom media room, and the theater can be in practically any room you want it to be.   

Let’s take a closer look at the latest trends in home theater and media rooms in the Dallas metroplex area to convert any space into the perfect space to enjoy your favorite movies or the Cowboys. 

TAGS: Dolby Atmos | Home Automation | Home Theater Design | Voice Control