Monthly Archives: November 2013

Your Guide to Creating the Perfect Home Theater

Not that long ago, a “home theater” was nothing more than a big TV and some loud speakers. Today, custom home theater systems bring the complete movie watching experience to you. As the lights dim and you get comfortable in your leather recliner or beanbag chair, you’ll wonder why you spent so much time (and so much money) going to the movie theater when you can have the exact same experience in the comfort of your own home. If you are thinking of making this addition to your home, here are a few things to keep in mind to create the perfect home theater. Frame and Insulate After you choose a location in your home for your new personal theater, you will need to frame and insulate the room to keep loud explosions and gunfire from waking up your family or scaring the neighborhood. Loosely packed insulation can help keep loud movie sounds from rocking the rest of your home or disturbing your neighbors. Pre-Wire the Multimedia Equipment Once the shell is complete, you will need to pre-wire the multimedia equipment for seamless integration and installation. Pre-wire the speakers, projector, high-definition cable/satellite box, Blu-ray player, gaming...
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A Brief Look at Leon Speakers

Whether you are building a custom home theater or simply want to enjoy your favorite tunes throughout your home, sound quality is everything. If you consider yourself an audiophile, you will love the high-performance, on-wall loudspeakers from Leon Speakers. Their highly trained craftsmen approach each speaker as artists and musicians, which means that you are getting the very best sound from your new loudspeakers. And because each speaker is hand-crafted, you can count on Leon Speakers to stand the test of time. Tunnel Vision Technology, Inc. is committed to helping you design and build the home theater of your dreams, which is why we have partnered with Leon Speakers to bring you the best possible sound. If you live in Chicago, contact TVTI at (312) 829-9145 to learn more about our custom home theaters and home automation services.

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3 Times You Will Be Glad You Have a Home Control System

Today, more and more gadgets around us are becoming smarter and easier to use. In recent years, great strides have been made to make homes a bit more “tech savvy” as well. With an intelligent home control system, you can run your home while away through a smartphone, tablet, or computer. If you’re still unsure about whether or not this system is for you, consider the following situations that would be made easier with a home control system.

Forgot to Lock the Doors

Have you ever walked into the office or left for vacation only to get a sudden and panicked thought, “Did I forget to lock the doors?” With a home control system, you can lock your doors with the touch of a button. This quickly eases your mind, so you can focus on your day’s work or enjoy the start of your vacation rather than worrying about whether or not your home is secure.

 


Deter Burglars While on Vacation

In addition to locking the doors and setting the security system, a home control system allows you to turn on and off the lights around your...
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Why Home Automation is a Growing Trend

Home automation is still new to many homeowners, but it is a quickly growing trend throughout Chicago and the rest of the nation. Learn more about the benefits of home automation below:

Affordability

A common misconception about home automation is that it is extremely costly since it involves cutting-edge technology. In truth, almost everything in “smart” homes has been around for several years. Home automation is less about costly new equipment than it is about modifying existing appliances to be remotely controlled from a simple, user-friendly interface—think of as the ultimate universal remote for your entire home. Most of the expenses in automating your home or office go towards one-time installation and equipment costs; membership service is only a nominal annual fee.

 


Adaptability

From personal computers to cell phones, nothing quite seems quite “future-proof” anymore. However, home control systems are remarkably uncomplicated. Aside from the actual hardware that controls power switches and other appliances, almost everything is managed through a central computer box and proprietary software. And since most equipment works with a standardized radio frequency protocol, adding on peripherals or new devices at a later date...
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Why You Should Consider a Smart Home Security System

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Home security systems are nothing new, but only recently have homeowners been able to access these systems from the palm of their hand. With a smart home security system, you can have 24-hour access to your home’s security and surveillance system. No matter how far you are away from home, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your home and family is protected. A smart home security system integrates all pieces of a home security system to create a comprehensive network that works together to provide unmatched access and control. Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of installing a smart home security system. If you have questions about these systems, contact Tunnel Vision Technology, Inc. We are Chicago’s premier home automation company. Our smart home systems will give you unprecedented control over your home. Visit our website or call (312) 829-9145 to learn more.

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