What Should You Prewire for When Planning a Smart Home?

Lay a Solid Foundation for Home Technology Today and Tomorrow

What Should You Prewire for When Planning a Smart Home?

In the age of wireless technology, why are we talking about prewiring for a smart home? Can’t all smart home devices connect wirelessly to the network? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that.

A smart home automation system featuring integrated solutions like lighting and shading, multi-room audio, and home security requires a strong foundation to work reliably and scale easily within an expansive property. Additionally, wiring for smart home technology before the walls go up mitigates expensive and intrusive installations for technology later.

If you’re an architect planning a smart home in Seattle, WA, the Wipliance team can help you integrate value-added technology solutions within your preliminary design. Keep reading to learn how a wired foundation can underpin the key solutions in your next smart home project.

Go Bigger with Sivoia QS Triathlon Motorized Shades from Lutron

See These Fashionable, Flexible, Battery-Powered Window Shades in Action

Go Bigger with Sivoia QS Triathlon Motorized Shades from Lutron

One of the greatest perks of living in Redmond, WA and the Pacific Northwest is getting to enjoy the beautifully diverse landscape. Coastline, mountains, lush green interiors… Who wouldn’t want to wake up to those views every morning?

Many homeowners in this area have large-scale windows so they can take advantage of the breathtaking outdoors while comfortably indoors. But with such large windows comes the need for large window coverings, which can be hard to find, hard to operate, and often hard on the purse strings.

Our team solved this problem for one homeowner in Mercer Island by outfitting her scenic windows with Lutron Sivoia QS Triathlon battery-powered motorized window shades. Check out this game-changing smart home solution in the video and highlights below!

Gain Design Inspiration for Your Interiors with Ketra Lighting

See the Magic of Tunable White LEDs at Our Ketra Design Center

Gain Design Inspiration for Your Interiors with Ketra Lighting

A lot of planning goes into the design of your home interiors. Whether you’re renovating or building from scratch, it takes careful research and contemplation to choose the right elements for your spaces.

A key element of interior design that often gets overlooked is lighting. Your house lights don’t just help you see; they have the power to drastically alter the atmosphere and ambiance of any room. If lighting isn’t part of your interior design plans, then it’s time we introduce you to Ketra.

When you visit our Ketra Design Center, located just minutes south of Kirkland, WA, you’ll experience the unlimited potential of tunable white LED lighting technology and its ability to elevate your spaces with a wide range of pristine whites and vibrant colors. Read this blog for a sneak-peek into what our Ketra Design Center has in store for your home interiors. Get ready to be inspired!

Sonos or Control4: Which Is a Better Whole-Home Audio System?

Let’s Break Down the Differences

Sonos or Control4: Which Is a Better Whole-Home Audio System?

Any serious music fan should consider a whole-home audio system. What’s better than being able to quickly select your favorite songs from a streaming service or your own media collection and enjoy them seamlessly throughout the house—sans earbuds?

A big name in whole-home audio is Sonos, known for their hi-fi wireless speakers, proprietary speaker synchronization, and intuitive user interface available for Android and iOS devices.

For some homeowners in Redmond, WA, Sonos may be the preferable choice for whole-home audio. But before you pull the trigger on Sonos, you may want to take a gander at another big name in whole-home audio: Control4. What does Control4 offer that Sonos doesn’t? Read below to learn the differences between Sonos and Control4 and decide which may be a better solution for you.

Considering Gigabit Internet Service? Here’s What to Know First

Get More Out of Gig Speeds with an Optimized Home Network Installation

Considering Gigabit Internet Service? Here’s What to Know First

Gigabit is the next big thing in home internet. Also known as ultra-high-speed internet, gigabit internet service offers uncompromising speeds and performance for streaming, online learning, video conferencing, gaming, and all the other online activities you do at home in Bellevue, WA.

Gigabit internet runs on fiber-optic cable, a light-driven data technology that offers lightning-fast speeds due to its higher data capacity and lack of interference. The result? Dramatically faster download and upload speeds, sometimes 10-20 times better. Enjoy everything you do online already—but more of it, and faster.

If you’re considering gigabit internet service, there are a few things you need to do before calling your ISP to ensure your home network can support gigabit internet. While our home network installation services include everything you need to get you up to speed, below is a quick checklist you can follow to maximize internet performance.

Need Some Ideas for Your Arizona Backyard Makeover This Fall?

Enhance Al Fresco Dining with a Backyard Sound System and Outdoor TVs

Need Some Ideas for Your Arizona Backyard Makeover This Fall?

Home remodeling projects have spiked throughout the country over the last several months as homeowners find new ways to work, be active, and be entertained while spending more time at home. From private theaters to home gyms to backyard kitchens, these upgrades not only make home life more enjoyable but increase property value, too.

One of the best upgrades you can make to your Scottsdale home this fall is an enhanced outdoor living space. Equipped with an all-weather backyard sound system and TV displays, your outdoor living space can become a dream staycation destination for al fresco dining and socializing while enjoying the cooler Arizona weather.

Below, check out some of our top recommendations for outdoor sound and video and learn how Wipliance can help you create your dream backyard entertainment oasis this season.

Meet Josh.ai – Sophisticated Voice Control for Luxury Smart Homes

Experience Natural Voice Control, Uncompromising Privacy and Seamless Smart Home Integration

Meet Josh.ai – Sophisticated Voice Control for Luxury Smart Homes

Reading the headline of this blog post may have you thinking, “Another voice control assistant?” And that’s understandable. We’ve discussed the benefits of voice control many times in our blog series, focusing particularly on Amazon Alexa due to its direct integration with Control4 home automation.

While Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit are still fine options for voice control integration, Josh.ai offers a unique approach to the luxury smart home experience.

Wipliance is an award-winning home automation company that is dedicated to creating smart home solutions that are easy to use and enjoyable to own, which is why we’re thrilled to now offer Josh.ai to our clients in Issaquah, WA and beyond. Interested in learning the difference of Josh.ai? Keep reading.

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