When you’re not home, nagging doubts can start to crowd your mind. Did I turn the coffee pot off? Did I set the alarm? Did I close the garage door? Are the kids doing their homework or watching television? With a smart home, all of those worries disappear with a quick glance at your smartphone or tablet.
We are here to help: you can connect the devices and appliances in your home so they can communicate with each other and with you. The team at Baker Design Group has a mix of corporate IT and high-end interior design experience to assist with all of your questions.
Follow along, as Baker Design Group covers the newest services offered in the smart home industry.
A TV when it’s on and a piece of artwork when it’s off. Samsung introduces The Frame, which enhances your home with beautiful art that’s also a TV. Enjoy a design that reflects your style and fits your space. Offered in four different sizes: 43″, 49″, 55″ and 65″, this TV is yours to customize in more ways than imaginable. Instead of adjusting the decor in your space to the TV or trying to hide it away in a cabinet when it’s not in use, The Frame looks and hangs just like a real frame, so it enhances your interior. Personalizing The Frame isn’t only about choosing your favorite artists’ works to show on screen. You can add your own personal touch, as well. By plugging in a USB or uploading from your smartphone, you can display your personal photos on the UHD screen.
You can also change up the look of The Frame with custom frames. Available in wood or metal, they easily attach and detach with magnets, so it’s simple to swap out frames to suit your tastes or even the artwork on screen.
Your Control4 system lets you automate many of the electrical, electronic and motorized devices in your home, helping to make your home or business more enjoyable for you and your family or business clients.
• Control the inside and outside lights of your home from the buttons on your keypad
• Control videos, movies, music and blinds in your home theater using your Control4 app
• Play music in every room using a smartphone, tablet, computer or touch screen monitor
• Control heating, cooling, washer and dryer, security system, sprinklers, garage door, fireplace, pool and hot tub
• Use the intercom to send and receive audio and video
• Control equipment and devices in specific rooms
• Control your TV, DVD player, movie projector and screen, all in the same room
While we can’t live without our music or the ability to watch our favorite TV shows or movies, us Dallas designers don’t necessarily believe they should be the focus of a well-designed room. Speakers can be mounted into the walls or ceilings and painted to match your decor and covered up with normal drywall mud. They can be textured and painted just like normal walls and become totally invisible. AV equipment can easily be located in a closed cabinet, remote closet (up to 250-300 feet away!) or behind the TV. This gives you the ability to easily change channels and pause live TV without leaving your chair. Our goal is to provide insight into the “what-if” side of AV design challenges.
For more information on smart home technology, Baker Design Group is available to schedule a consultation. Our team is ready to assist with your new smart home project and ready to take the lead with just a few pointers.