Setting up a home is probably one of the most exciting things we know - everything we decide sets a tone for our day-to-day, and there's something really appealing about the idea of putting things together on your own and making things work.
But the truth is, DIY is not for everyone - especially if it involves home automation, which may be better left to the pros.
Here are some tips to help you decide if you prefer to DIY or outsource your home automation.
It has taken decades to perfect, but the 'smart home' has evolved from concept to reality in the recent years thanks to connectivity and in some cases, artificial intelligence. Communication between machines is now possible with a central neural hub, and controlling it is as simple as tapping on your mobile phone.
Technology is everywhere.
We use new and innovative technology to run our homes, communicate with loved ones who are far away, learn things from people in far away lands, know the latest trends in our industry, and generally make our lives easier.
But tech can be overwhelming.
With so much that's available to us now, how do you even begin to keep up with the latest gadgets and systems?
For us the answer is podcasts.
Today we want to share the top podcasts that share up to date news, demystify tech, and help home owners embrace all things automation.
Technology has taken a leap from what it used to be decades ago when parents had to roll the dial of a wired telephone to call babysitters to keep an eye on their kids while they are away.
Many smart homeowners are using smart gadgets to look after their kids and keep their family safe.
Spring is officially here, and for a lot of homeowners Westchester County and the Tri-State Area, that means it's time to start gardening.
Office configuration has made considerable progress since the workspace cubicles of the mid-90s, where office workers were treated like moving parts in a machine, without considerations to their wellbeing and productivity.
Fortunately, these days, an expanding measure of thought, study, and cash is being tossed into office spaces that promote worker’s wellbeing.
Over the past few years, smart automated technology has been easing its way into homes, making life more comfortable, convenient and secure for the occupants. But it's not only houses that are becoming smarter.
Much of today’s smart home devices are being designed for portability, making them perfect for apartment owners and renters alike. So, if you want to lower your utility bills, increase your safety and make your apartment more comfortable, it’s time to consider a smart upgrade.
A beautiful, automated, awe-inspiring smart home is something a lot of New Yorkers dream about.
Imagine coming home to your sanctuary in the city.
A home where the climate is always perfect: you're never too hot, or too cold.
The lighting for your entire apartment can be controlled with a couple taps on your phone, or even a vocal command.
While this sounds like a pipe dream for a lot of people, this can be a reality. It's never been easier to get your smart home setup by a trusted smart home installer.
"Is my smart home actually safe?"
"Can hackers hack my fridge?"
"Can hackers see what my family is up to through my home security system?
These are just a few of the questions that we've heard over the years when it comes to smart home security. Clients and website visitors alike are worried about security.
For years here at Zeus Integrated we have been installing custom motorized shade solutions for our clients. Motorized shades are a great way to add privacy to your home as you smarten it up.
Scientists at William & Mary identified a flaw in smart home security that have smart home owners worried, and rightly so. One simple hack -- taking advantage of something most people use at some point -- can give bad actors access to your entire smart home.
But you can lower your risk of being hacked with a simple technique.
While it seems like something out of a futuristic movie, smart home technology is here to stay. Innovative smart devices are being released and refined, making it even easier than ever for home owners to embrace the technology.
In this article, we’ll delve into some of the most on-the-rise trends that you can expect to see in 2019 and beyond.
With 2019 just around the corner (can you believe that?) we have been giving a lot of thought to what the year ahead has in store for smart home technology. While we are not clairvoyant, we do have our finger on the pulse of industry trends. We have five predictions to share with you about what's in store for the smart home industry in 2019.
"I'm worried about the connection" is something we hear about a lot from current and prospective clients.
Wifi is amazing, but it's not 100% foolproof yet, and if you have a poor wifi connection, your smart home won't work as well as it should. When your connection drops, devices stop talking to each other (and your control panel) and it can be an exercise in frustration to try to bring it all back up online.
Here are some quick tips to help you keep your smart home connected.
You’ve heard the term smart home or home automation, and perhaps you’ve seen a demonstration or commercial for a smart home automation system. Yes, smart home automation is transformational. It can change the whole feel of your home or office. You still have questions, though, and this article will aim to give you a foundation of smart home automation knowledge.