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3 Ways A Whole Home Audio System Will Improve Your Lifestyle

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Enrich your property with music in every room of your home just a finger-tap away

How do you listen to music? Do you bring a wireless speaker from room to room, or do you use earbuds? What if there was a better way to experience music in your home? A whole-home audio system brings audio into every corner of your home, transforming it into a giant sound space for music. Enjoy high-quality sound that changes the way you experience your favorite albums, artists and podcasts. Easily control the volume and adjust your playlists from a single intuitive interface. Are you ready to learn more? Discover how a whole home audio system will enhance your lifestyle in Houston, TX.

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Who is the best integration company in Houston?

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We have quite a number of fans to iconic.systems.  I have had clients moving from other states comment about dealing with us was so easy compared to the pain points they had with past experiences.  We have had other clients ask if we would go to another state to help them.  Having a local company is important and having someone who can provide the type of system and experience is key to satisfaction.  But technology is constantly changing, products are updated or obsoleted, and services come and go.  Nest thermostats said they would never integrate with other systems and that was backed by their CEO at the time stating this in a keynote speech at CEDIA Expo (the largest single industry event).  The following year they said they would integrate with any other systems with an open API.  Then the year after that, they started removing integrations again and breaking code that made them communicate to outside systems.  So if massive companies like Nest, owned by Google, change their direction so many times in such a short period; then imagine how difficult it is for smaller manufacturers and especially integrators to keep up with the ever changing landscape of technology.  But I digress.  We take over quite a number of projects that were installed by others, especially when it comes to Savant based systems.  So we see the work that many others do, even if we are not really competing with them on a daily basis.  We know what we do well and, of course, we think we do those things the best.  But we are not the right fit for everyone and truth be told, not every potential client is the right fit for us.  We specialize in clients who want convenience features that come with having smart home features, those who want designer features that can sometimes be difficult to master to make the home look great, and homeowners who want someone to make it easy to operate, have installed, and maintained.  We also sell systems and not a list of products that the average person (or insider) would struggle to figure out.  This all means that not everyone will find our method or even our company appealing.  So we get asked who else would you use if we weren't invited to do the home system.

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How much does a home automation system cost?


What does it cost to get an "automation system" in your home?  Well, that depends.  What do you consider a smart home?  What do I consider a control system for an automated home?

There are lots of terms for smart home and automated homes.  So one of the most important aspects of understanding pricing would be to understand features, because an automation system can range from $1600 to into the hundreds of thousands.  I always say it is like buying a car.  If you know what you are looking for, then you can better decide if the price is right for you.  If you just ask "how much does a car cost?", well you will get a different answer from a Honda dealer and a Mercedes dealer.  You would get a different answer from a guy building his own hotrod in his garage.  And you would get a different answer altogether from someone who gets chauffeured in a limo.  Let's look at what would make a smart home or automation system range so drastically in price.

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How A Leading Savant Dealer Adds Value to Your Condo Project

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Make Your Condo More Attractive with a Smart Home System

As an experienced designer or builder, you not only specialize in your trade but are always looking for ways to improve your services. Because people usually want the best of the best, it’s vital for you to stay on the cutting edge of industry advancements. One of the biggest game-changers of the 21st century is smart home technology.

A study conducted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) found that nearly 65% of homeowners want some degree of smart home control. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to add home automation to your construction project. Read our blog to see how iconic.systems, a leading Savant dealer in Memorial, TX, helps you stand out from the competition.

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why home theater installation is better than going to the movies

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make movie night an every-night affair with a private cinema in your home

Want to go to the movies? After waiting in traffic, paying inflated prices for tickets and concessions, and hurrying to find the perfect seats, you’re probably wondering if it’s all worth it. Sure. It could be a good experience, but do you really want to roll the dice on that one? Instead of taking chances, take control of your entertainment experience.

If you love watching movies and shows in a comfortable atmosphere while having complete control of everything, then a home theater installation in Houston, TX, is the right choice for you. But designing a theater means more than having a traditional TV and soundbar. Much more! Read our blog to find out what you need to make your home cinema even better than the movie theater.

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make your bathroom smart through home automation

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start your day off with high-tech solutions in your bathroom

When most people think about smart homes, the first things that come to mind are usually automated lights and motorized shades, smart security and cameras, and AV solutions. But did you know that you can optimize your bathroom space with high-tech home automation products? Make your bathroom as smart as the rest of your house in River Oaks, TX, by installing hidden TVs, lighted mirrors, and other features.

Step into the future as you step into your bathroom! Your room doesn’t need to be simply functional. Learn how to make it cater to your comfort level and sense of style by reading our blog.

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How to Design the Ultimate Listening Room for Audiophiles

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Create the Ultimate Environment for Listening to Your Favorite Recordings

There are plenty of reasons why your home should have a dedicated listening room. Music has been medically proven to reduce stress, increase creativity, and help us sleep better. It simply helps us live a better life. So why wouldn’t you want to get your hands on the best audio quality available?

If you need to escape the daily grind and relax by listening to your favorite music, or meditation sounds, having a separate room to immerse yourself requires the right sound design.

Dedicated listening rooms designed by the iconic.systems team in River Oaks, TX, can be accessed by the digital device of your choice and offer you the same listening experiences you have at a recording studio or concert hall.

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2 Reasons Lighting Control Systems Make Your Properties Stand Out

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Create a More Beautiful, Comfortable Environment for Tenants

Lighting control systems make your properties more marketable by giving your customers unparalleled convenience and control over their lighting, allowing them to alter the look, feel, and mood of a room quickly and easily.

Lighting control systems are easier than ever to install with the help of our team of consultants and designers. Here are 2 reasons why a lighting control system can make your properties more marketable.

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Partner with a Tech Professional on Your Next Home Theater Design

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We Help Incorporate Innovative Technology and AV Solutions without Hindering Your Vision

Adding a private theater room to any luxury condo complex in Memorial, TX is a surefire way to attract more tenants and buyers who enjoy the immersive experience of going to the movies. However, incorporating the necessary technology, AV products, and wiring needed to create a high-quality theater room can be daunting for designers who aren’t well versed in technology design and integration.

When you partner with our team at iconic.systems on your home theater design, you’ll have the resources you need to create a beautiful theater room that rivals the nearby cinema without disrupting your vision with intrusive technology and messy cables. Read below to learn how we can help.

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How to Set Up Your Backyard With an Outdoor Sound System

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Your Family Can Have a Blast Spending Time Outside Together With the Right Equipment

Summer will be here before you know it, and once the kids finish their schoolwork, they’ll be itching to spend less time cooped up indoors. Even though summers reach blistering temps here in West University Place, TX, your backyard can still offer plenty of enjoyment for you and the family if you set up the right outdoor sound system.

In fact, we’re willing to bet you won’t even notice the heat once you’re enveloped in the cool, cool audio streaming through the back patio, pool or yard (or all 3). Keep reading to learn how to get started with your outdoor speaker setup today.   

SEE ALSO: Have a More Enjoyable and Relaxing Summer With Savant

 

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Get Your Properties to Stand Out with Whole Home Audio

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Bring More Buyers to Your Condos with a Fully Integrated Audio System

Music has a way of transforming any space or setting. It can liven up a party, get guests talking at a dinner, or help others relax after a long day at work. The ability to play music in every and any room can change the mood of an entire home. And if you’re a condo designer or builder, then you know that how a potential resident will feel about their living space has a huge impact on whether they choose to live there or not.

With a whole-home audio system in place in your Houston, TX properties, you can attract more renters and buyers who appreciate the value of multi-room music. In this blog, we’ll dive into those benefits and how they can shape any property and lifestyle.

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Live Better in 2020 with Savant Home Automation

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Savant Offers Whole-Home Control Customized to the Way You Live

As we roll into a new year, it’s time to make resolutions for better living in 2020. Whether you desire to spend more time with loved ones, lower your energy usage, or streamline your many everyday tasks, Savant home automation can help you achieve these goals—and more.

By starting the new year with a Savant system for your West University Place, TX home, you’ll have the tools you need to not only accomplish your resolutions but foster a happier lifestyle for years to come. Explore the notable features and benefits of Savant home automation below.

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Why You Need a Smart Home Control Support Plan

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Ensure Your Smart Home Runs Smoothly around the Clock with a Professional Support Plan

Smart home control systems are complicated and require ongoing support from licensed experts to ensure reliability, security, and quality performance around the clock. That’s why our team at iconic.systems offers remote and onsite support services through Parasol to proactively monitor your smart home system so you can rest assured that your home is always connected.

Learn more about the importance of a support plan for your Houston, TX smart home below.

 

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Distributed Audio Brings Music to Every Room in Your Home

Liven Up Your Residential Properties with Top-Notch Home Audio Systems

As a designer or builder, you know what homeowners and renters are looking for in their home design and setups. And with smart technology growing more popular among residents, it’s important to incorporate the right features and solutions in your Memorial, TX condos and other MDU projects. One of the most versatile smart solutions is a home audio system.

With distributed audio, music and media can reach every corner of a living space. And the best part is that hidden speakers from Sonance can deliver high-end audio without hindering your project’s interior design and layout.

Learn the benefits of bringing this smart feature to your future projects by reading below.

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Add Value to Your Condos and Residential Projects

Attract More Buyers with Smart Home Automation Installations

If you’re a builder or designer in the River Oaks, TX area, you want to find ways to add value to your projects. While home automation can give a house a boost, helping them sell 20% faster, did you know it can also attract more buyers to other residential spaces like condos?

By prewiring your residential properties in preparation for home automation solutions, you can set them up for success and bring in more potential buyers. It’s best to bring in a smart integration company like iconic.systems early on in the process so we can help with every step during both prewiring and installation for optimum efficiency.  Consultation, design, prewiring, and trim out are all important aspects of the future system.

In this blog, we’ll explore why smart home technology is a must for your projects and how it can benefit these residential buildings. Want to learn more? Just keep reading below.

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Key Components to Your Home Theater Design

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Dress up Your Entertainment Space with These Solutions

Creating the perfect area to enjoy your next late-night movie event or TV show marathon is crucial for having the ultimate experience every time. So how can you make your home theater in your Memorial, TX living space stand apart from the rest and uniquely customized for you?

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Make Summer Activities More Fun with Outdoor Audio

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make summer activities more fun with outdoor audio

Everything from backyard cookouts to late-night movies is more fun with an outdoor home audio system for your West University Place, TX, residence

We may already be sweating in the sweltering heat of the Texas summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun hanging out in your home’s outdoor spaces. Summertime means barbecues, pool parties, and even the simple joy of relaxing with a cool drink as the sun sets. There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had outside this summer, but you can elevate the outdoor atmosphere and have even more fun with a top-notch audio system in place.

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Have a More Enjoyable and Relaxing Summer with Savant

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Savant home automation can help you enhance summer fun with outdoor media control, lower your energy bills with motorized shades and lighting control, and so much more

There’s no mistaking it: Summer has come to Texas, and that means plenty of hot, humid days ahead. With the worst of the summer heat still to come, the last thing you need is extra hassles when trying to deal with the technology in your home. You’re also likely looking for ways to lower your energy bills.

Luckily, there’s a way to better manage the devices in your home, make summer activities more enjoyable and reduce your electricity costs: Savant home automation. With Savant, everyday chores become a breeze, you get new and expanded entertainment options, and you can slash your utility bill. Read on to find out all the ways Savant home automation can benefit homeowners in Memorial, TX.

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How Kaleidescape Makes Home Theaters More Convenient, Powerful

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Enjoy Better Picture and Sound Quality Than Your Local Theater From the Comfort of Your West University Place, TX, Home

Going to the movies may not be the experience you expected as a kid. You may not be able to pick your seat ahead of time, so you wind up looking upwardly up at the screen from the front row. Maybe the audience is too loud, or there’s someone texting nearby, or there’s an equipment problem.

If you’ve been searching for a way to enjoy theater-quality picture and sound in a more controlled and more convenient environment, check out Kaleidescape. Kaleidescape’s streaming movie catalog brings the theater experience to your home without the potential downsides of going to the movies. Here are a few reasons you add Kaleidescape to your West University Place, TX home theater installation.

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Receiver vs. Amplifier: What’s the Best Choice for Home Audio?

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Our latest blog will walk you through which option will deliver the highest-quality sound to your Houston, TX home

There’s a lot of jargon in the world of high-end home audio. From tweets and drivers to ohms and Watts, there’s a lot to digest if you want to enjoy the best listening experience possible in your home.

One of the crucial components in any home audio setup is your receiver or amplifier; one of these devices will serve as the control and focal point of your system. For many people, the nuances of choosing a receiver vs. an amplifier can quickly become overwhelming amid all the technical terminology and device specs. Nevertheless, it’s important to understand the differences between these devices so you can make the best choice for your situation.

That’s why we put together this blog to help Houston, TX, residents understand the difference between a receiver and an amplifier, as well as how each component impacts your home audio system.

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