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How to Optimize Voice Control in Your Smart Home

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Throughout its illustrious history, Crestron has always been at the forefront of smart home technology. It’s no different with the emerging popularity of voice control. The home automation company offers voice control options in its wireless touchpads and has partnered with Amazon Alexa for a whole home solution. As your local Crestron dealer, we highlight the importance of this new partnership and the best ways to optimize voice control in your Memorial, TX home.

SEE MORE: How do You Want to Control Your Smart Home?

The Perfect Combination of Luxury and Efficiency

As we’ve mentioned in earlier blogs, Crestron offers unparalleled versatility when it comes to designing smart systems for your home. Meanwhile, Alexa offers voice services that go beyond simple commands. You can access personalized settings that have been custom-designed for your home. Using Crestron’s open-ended programming and Amazon’s cloud-based software, engineers from both companies have collaborated to create a voice control experience that mirrors the intuitiveness and reliability offered by Crestron’s remotes, touchpads and mobile apps.

Taking Advantage of Voice Control Capabilities

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How to Enhance the Entertainment System in Your Media Room

The most versatile space in your Austin, Texas home is your media room or living room. It may vary slightly from family to family, but in most cases, it's used to watch TV, read, listen to music, and host friends. Entertainment systems need to be optimized for more than one function to get the most out of your multi-purpose room. With a professional whole home audio video installation, it's easy to consolidate your equipment and control to create the perfect environment whether you're watching the Texans score a touchdown or hosting friends for Christmas.

SEE MORE: 4 Reasons to Embrace 4K Ultra HD Technology

Hide Away Your Components in an AV Closet

As you think of the ways you want to use your media room, consider the equipment you might need: a cable box, Blu-ray player, AV receiver, turntable, etc. The more you want to do with the room, the more crowded it gets. With a whole home audio video system, you can hide all your equipment in an AV closet, leaving only your speakers and TVs in the room. This way you’re not forced to sacrifice entertainment due to limited space or style considerations.

Consolidate Control on a Dedicated Touchpad

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4 Reasons to Avoid Placing Wireless Speakers Outdoors

4 Reasons to Avoid Placing Wireless Speakers Outdoors

For many people, it can be difficult to find efficient outdoor audio solutions that let them enjoy their favorite artists or playlists on the porch, patio or pool. The most popular approach is opting for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth speakers that are easy to move around and let you stream music directly from your phone. While these makeshift solutions can work in the short term, using outdoor speakers linked to a whole home audio system will yield better results in the long run for four main reasons. Keep reading to learn what they are. 

SEE MORE: Best Speaker Layouts for Outdoor Audio

Damage to Your Equipment

Most wireless speakers are not meant for outdoor use and can be prone to damage caused by water, humidity, or dust.  If you're careful not to take the speakers out in bad weather and bring them back in as soon as you're done, you might be able to keep the speakers safe from serious harm. But if you think outdoor audio is something you'll often be using, the small damage can pile up over time, so even if you're extremely careful, your wireless speakers are likely going to suffer from too much outdoor use. 

Lower-Quality Sound

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4 Reasons to Avoid Placing Wireless Speakers Outdoors

4 Reasons to Avoid Placing Wireless Speakers Outdoors

For many people, it can be difficult to find efficient outdoor audio solutions that let them enjoy their favorite artists or playlists on the porch, patio or pool. The most popular approach is opting for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth speakers that are easy to move around and let you stream music directly from your phone. While these makeshift solutions can work in the short term, using outdoor speakers linked to a whole home audio system will yield better results in the long run for four main reasons. Keep reading to learn what they are. 

SEE MORE: Best Speaker Layouts for Outdoor Audio

Damage to Your Equipment

Most wireless speakers are not meant for outdoor use and can be prone to damage caused by water, humidity, or dust.  If you're careful not to take the speakers out in bad weather and bring them back in as soon as you're done, you might be able to keep the speakers safe from serious harm. But if you think outdoor audio is something you'll often be using, the small damage can pile up over time, so even if you're extremely careful, your wireless speakers are likely going to suffer from too much outdoor use. 

Lower-Quality Sound

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