Simple Controls Help You Enjoy Modern Convenience
TAGS: Amazon Alexa | Smart Home | URC
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.
Avoid the Typical Pitfalls Associated with a DIY Installation
TAGS: lighting control | smart home technology | URC
Lowe’s, Home Depot and Sears are among the big names getting in on the smart home game. All of these retail giants now have sections devoted specifically to smart thermostats, lights, door locks and more. This has led to a surge of DIY smart home installations. But over time, many users realize these solutions are not so convenient or as easy to install as promised. In this blog, we'll focus on five problems that are giving homeowners headaches throughout McKinney, TX and showcase how a professional home automation system can be a better approach.
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Outdoor Sound
TAGS: outdoor entertainment | outdoor speakers | URC
With summer just around the corner, we have a lot of clients contacting us wanting to take their favorite entertainment outside. The majority of them are primarily interested in outdoor sound systems to enjoy their favorite music while hanging out on the patio, grilling some burgers or splashing around in the pool. In this blog, we wanted to highlight some of the most frequently asked questions so you can find out if these systems are the right fit for your McKinney, TX home.