Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Look at Your Smart Lighting Options


Lighting performs many functions in your home. It creates moods and ambiance, allows you to perform tasks, and even keeps you safer. However, different kinds of lights are right for different kinds of activities. How do you control them all?

Now, all of the lighting options you need are at your fingertips with home automation. You can control all of your lighting with your smartphone or tablet in a few clicks. Turn on lamps, dim overhead lights, and raise or lower shades with ease to get just the right amount of light for your needs. By customizing your light usage, you can also save energy. It’s easy to get just the light you need, plus, you can feel confident about turning all the lights off while you’re away and using your phone to light up your house as you come home.

Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. is here to explain your smart lighting options and answer all of your questions about home automation. To learn more about how we can turn your house into a smart home, call (312) 386-7219. 

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Top Reasons to Automate Your Home

Home automation is becoming the new norm. More and more homeowners are seeking out ways to use modern technology to make their houses safer and more comfortable. If you’ve been considering home automation but haven’t made the leap yet, these reasons may convince you to embrace it. Improved Safety Home automation provides an unprecedented level of home security. Imagine being able to lock your doors from a distance or watch CCTV footage of your property from your smartphone. You can set up motion detectors that alert you on your electronic device when there is suspicious activity in your home. In addition, you’ll never have to walk into a dark house again, since you can turn on your lights from anywhere. Better Heating and Cooling The best way to reduce heating and cooling costs is to closely monitor temperatures and make sure the systems aren’t being overworked when no one is around. With a home automation system, you can adjust temperatures up and down as needed for maximum efficiency. For instance, you can turn your air conditioning to a higher temperature if you have to stay late...
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Review for TVTi | “I cannot recommend TVTI highly enough.”

I cannot recommend TVTI highly enough. They installed my Lutron shades many years ago and they continue to work perfectly to this day. I recently moved into a home with a Control 4 system and TVTI did a terrific job upgrading the system from component to HDMI. Most importantly, they've been very responsive in dealing with systems questions and customizing the system to my specifications and lifestyle. They say what they're going to do; then do what they say, which unfortunately is a rare trait among many businesses these days. If you have a home technology need, you cannot do better than TVTI.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on Cast page at 5/16/14

Reviewed by Matthew Rice

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A Look at the Rising Popularity of Home Automation

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Home automation is no longer a novelty that only a few can afford. Now, it is the future of home design and becoming something that buyers insist upon having. Lower costs and easier implementation has led many homeowners to demand automation.

This video examines the growing popularity of home automation and some of the benefits it provides. With the help of automation, you can stay in control of your home from wherever you are. You are able to boost home safety and comfort right from your smartphone or other electronic device.

Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. can help commercial and residential clients alike tap into the benefits of home automation. Find out more about our smart home systems by calling our Chicago office at (312) 386-7219. 

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Tips for Selecting a Sound System for Your Home Theater

If you are thinking about adding a custom home theater to your household, having a high-quality sound system is indispensable. When you have the right speakers, watching a movie on your home theater system can be just as exciting and vivid as watching a movie in any commercial theater. Here are some tips for choosing the right sound system for your home.

Stick with one brand. It’s best to buy speakers that were meant to be used in sync with each other, so you should always try to stay with the same brand for your entire sound system. Using different sound products can lead to significant quality discrepancies, which can reduce the quality of your home theater experience. Look for high quality. Buying the highest-quality speakers available now will pay off later. If you buy a cheaper sound system, it’s likely that you’ll simply end up repairing or replacing it later on. By emphasizing quality in your sound system, you will help ensure that your custom home theater gives you the media experience you are looking for. Pick the right room. Ideally, home theaters should be situated in a rectangular room, with the screen and main...
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