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CinemaFrame® - The World’s First Completely Concealed Home Entertainment System

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Oct 12, 2017 1:58:23 PM

From its heavy, wood-framed beginnings to the sleeker, lighter version that we know today, the evolution of the television has placed some of the world’s most advanced home technology into the fingertips of an increasingly tech savvy public.

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Topics: Smart home automation, video and audio solutions, home technology, wicked smart homes

Why Your Home WiFi Network Is the Foundation For Your Home Technology

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Jul 24, 2017 11:33:22 AM

Over the last few years the average home has seen a dramatic increase in the number of connected devices. Products such as smartphones, laptops, televisions, electronic door locks, home automation hubs, thermostats, along with streaming services like Apple TV and Sonos, have become the norm, and continue to grow in popularity. While these devices add convenience and comfort to your home, they also create tremendous demands on your home network. Today’s modern smart home requires a solid and reliable networking infrastructure to allow your connected devices to function to their full potential. 

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Topics: Smart home automation, wicked smart homes, business automation

4 Best Practices to Automate Your Business in Sarasota

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Jun 14, 2017 2:05:41 PM

Wicked Smart Homes is the premier technology partner for your business. We provide the most reliable, streamlined, and innovative solutions to help you and your employees stay focused, efficient, and productive. Learn the smart way to integrate disparate systems throughout your business to save energy, time, and money.

Below are 4 of the best practices you can use to automate your business:

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Topics: Smart home automation, wicked smart homes, business automation

Smart Home Automation Options for Your Home or Condo Renovation Project in Sarasota

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on May 10, 2017 9:37:00 AM

According to a recent survey by Houzz, almost half of all home renovations now include at least one smart device or system for the home. A smart device or system is one that can be controlled or monitored by using your smartphone, computer, or tablet. Below are some of the most popular smart home automation options to consider integrating into your next home renovation project.

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Topics: Smart home automation, wicked smart homes, renovation

Safety and Security Features to Consider for Your Smart Home

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on May 4, 2017 4:04:06 PM

We all like to think of our homes as a safe haven. Did you know smart home technology has much to offer in terms of safeguarding your home and family? Automated lighting and shades can be controlled with your iPhone, monitored fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors warn us of impending danger, and intelligent surveillance cameras keep an eye on your home when you are away. Given the time and age we live in, it is a wise idea to invest in building yourself a smart home system. Smart home products provide exceptional security solutions, which will make you and your family feel more in control of your environment. There is a multitude of innovative ways in which smart home products can help improve your home’s safety. Here is a quick look at some of the popular smart home safety and security systems:

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Topics: Smart home automation, wicked smart homes, safety & security

Smart Home Automation for Your Seasonal Home in Sarasota, Florida

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Apr 6, 2017 3:26:16 PM

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) the intuitive home of science fiction is now a reality. Indoors and out, smart home technology can adjust the thermostat and blinds, provide security, and keep you and your guests entertained. When home automation enters the mix, controlling key aspects of your home is as simple as using an app on your smartphone.

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Topics: Smart home automation, home technology, seasonal home

DIY (Do It Yourself) vs. DIFM (Do It For Me) Smart Home Automation

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Mar 16, 2017 10:35:47 AM

The home automation market has evolved rapidly over the past few years. Home automation consumers are presented with an ever growing list of available options. A proliferation of inexpensive DIY products have come to market designed to make smart home technology accessible to all. This has created its own set of challenges though. It's become increasingly difficult for consumers to differentiate between these DIY home automation products and the more expensive professionally installed solutions. There are a number of very important distinctions that anyone in the market should understand.

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Topics: Smart home automation, Do It Yourself Smart Home Automation, home technology, home automation products

Benefits of Motorized Shades in Your Luxury Home

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Mar 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Whether your home has a view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay or you just enjoy the natural light from the Florida sunshine, Wicked Smart Homes can help complement your mood and transform the way you feel by providing a wide range of motorized shading options for your windows, sliders, and doors.

 

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Topics: motorized shades, motorized shading systems, security solutions

Improve The Lighting In Your Home With Lutron Lighting Control

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Feb 9, 2017 3:15:00 PM

Lighting in your home is something that you don’t always notice when it’s done right, but when it’s done inadequately or the controls are inconvenient you notice it immediately. There are many ways that you can improve how the lights look and operate. With a Lutron lighting control system in your home, you do not just turn on the lights, you turn on your environment. Lutron systems provide ambiance, aesthetics, convenience, and enable you to see better in your home. Lutron even allows for lights to turn on automatically as you move through your home.

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Topics: Smart home automation, lutron lighting control

The New Center of your Smart Home: Amazon Alexa

Posted by Wicked Smart Homes on Jan 25, 2017 12:45:00 PM

The Amazon Echo, most affectionately known as Alexa, was one of the most notable product launches in recent history. People have become accustomed to voice activation technology thanks to other products like Apple’s Siri. Alexa takes voice activation technology to a whole new level, by helping you complete day to day tasks and control devices such as lights, switches, thermostats, and more.

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Topics: Smart home automation