Experience Unprecedented Ease of Living with Home Automation

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Bring in the New Year with the Comfort, Convenience, and Beauty of a Smart Home

It’s the start of a new year, the perfect time to begin imagining and planning the changes you want to see in your Overland Park, KS, home. For those of you who are considering delving into home automation, we thought we’d give you a glimpse into the many possibilities. 

From a best-in-class media room to lighting that illuminates in millions of colors and shades that adjust with the touch of a button, a smart home transforms how you live your everyday life, providing comfort, convenience, and beauty. 

Let’s explore the possibilities.

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Enhance Your Business’s Operations with Office Automation

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The Benefits of a Smart Business

As a business owner or manager, improving operations is undoubtedly one of your top concerns. Boosting profits, reducing costs, and enhancing customer and employee satisfaction are also high priorities. It’s a lot to consider and a full plate. 

Office automation takes some of the workload, creating more efficient operations and giving you a competitive advantage. Now, you have one-touch or automated control over the perfect environment and your business’s security and can keep an eye on the facilities from anywhere in the world.

Let’s explore the options in commercial automation and how it’s distinguishing companies in Overland Park, KS. 

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The Latest Trends in Home Lighting Automation

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Change Your Home’s Lighting and Ambiance in an Instant

What makes a home truly intelligent? In today’s world, it’s a smart home that prepares itself for you in advance, setting the mood for every activity and event. It offers one-touch control on elegant in-wall keypads and easy-to-use touchscreens, whether managing lighting, temperature, security, or your audio-video equipment. 

Of the many possibilities, one of our clients' favorite systems is home lighting automation. They no longer need to walk to every room to turn the lights off. Instead, they check and manage the status of each light in their home on a touchscreen. But it gets better. 

A genuinely smart home takes lighting to another realm, offering spinning wheels of light and incredible lighting displays illuminating when you walk in the door or enjoy meals with friends and family. Let's look at the latest technology and how it offers effortless control.

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Create the Perfect Setting for Every Occasion with a Smart Home

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Check Out a Few of Our Clients’ Favorite Smart Home Services

According to IoT Analytics, by the end of 2022, the number of connected IoT devices is expected to reach 14.4 billion and continue to grow. More people than ever are purchasing smart light bulbs, thermostats, and security cameras—devices that offer convenience, beauty, and safety. Unfortunately, they are also controlled by individual apps, making the user experience anything but elegant and intuitive.

A home automation platform changes that. At Applause Custom Sight & Sound, we design reliable, custom, smart home systems using the Control4 platform. As one of the few certified Control4 Pinnacle dealers in Kansas City, MO, you can be assured your smart home will be effortless to manage and create a lifestyle once unimaginable. 

Let’s explore a few of our most popular smart home services.

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Manage Your Home Effortlessly with Smart Home Automation

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Scalable Solutions Enable the Integration of One System or an Entire Home

Smart home automation makes managing your Kansas home almost effortless. With one touch on a touchscreen or remote, you can raise or lower the shades, change the color and intensity of your lights to fit any mood, and pick your preferred playlist for varying occasions. Then, enjoy the beautiful setting you've just created while listening to a high-resolution music stream through your home. 

The latest technology offers a life of luxury beyond compare, managing lighting, shades, climate, security, entertainment, and more. However, because of the vast nature of this technology, you may be wondering where to begin. Do you want to start with one system, such as lighting, shades, or entertainment? Or do you take advantage of everything home automation offers and go full measure, controlling every smart device and system from one user-friendly platform?

It's a lot to consider. And that’s where Applause Custom Sight & Sound comes in. Let’s explore the options for your home in Overland Park, KS.

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Home Automation Technology That Makes Life Easier

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Stay Connected to Your Family and Your Home with Control4’s Smart Technologies

Most of you are probably well-versed in the latest home automation trends. From video doorbells to automated climate control to shades and lights that adjust with the amount of natural light in a room, the rapid advancements amaze even die-hard technology enthusiasts. 

Here, we’ll cover just a few of the innovations you may not have known about, the ones that take a back seat to the lights that come in millions of different colors and the surveillance systems you can watch from your TV. While they may not take the spotlight, these technologies are potent additions to the luxurious ease of living created by home automation. 

At Applause Custom Sight & Sound, we partner with the leading brands in home technology. One of these is Control4. Let’s see what they can do for your Mission Hills, KS home.

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Take Your Entertainment to the Next Level with a Video Wall

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Integrating Video Walls and Home Automation Leads to the Ultimate Sports Season

Some of the best games of the year will soon be approaching. On February 13, the 56th Super Bowl will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. Then, just one month later, March Madness begins. Are you ready to make this the best game day season yet?

Many of our clients who are die-hard sports fans turn to a setup created by Control4, a leading smart home company and a pioneer in home automation technology. So let's look at how this company is transforming game days in Overland Park, KS, and around the world.

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Control4 and ClareVision: The Best in Home Surveillance

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Intuitive smart technology solutions make it easy to protect your home and family

The rise of smart home technology has made it easier to stay connected to your home wherever you are in the world. Gain peace of mind knowing that your home is protected. Surveillance cameras, video-enabled intercoms, smart locks, and more give you confidence whether you are at home or away. In this blog, we break down our favorite technologies to use in your smart security system. Read on to learn more about the home surveillance solutions that will protect your property in Kansas City, MO.

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Explore New Control4 Products with Your Local Smart Home Company

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Applause Custom Sight & Sound is here to bring you the latest and greatest smart technology

Smart technology is constantly evolving and bringing more convenience and comfort to your lifestyle. Control4 is continuously at the forefront of this evolution, developing the latest and greatest smart home solutions to set themselves apart from the competition.

Applause Custom Sight & Sound is here to keep you up to date on everything Control4. Keep reading to learn two of the newest Control4 products that our smart home company can bring to your home in Mission Hills, KS.

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Gain Peace of Mind with Control4 Home Surveillance

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Protect Your Property with Smart Technology Solutions That You Can Access from Anywhere

As technology evolves, your home security system should evolve, too. Smarter security solutions allow you to access your home’s technology from anywhere in the world. Plus, when your locks, lights, home surveillance system, motion sensors, and more are connected under one system, you can bolster home security even more.

A Control4 system does this for you by orchestrating all your critical security devices and allowing you to monitor and manage everything from one interface—no matter where you are. Keep reading to learn how Control4 will protect your property in Overland Park, KS.

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3 Reasons to Make Us Your Go-To Smart Home Company

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Our Team Has Decades of Experience Designing Custom Technology Solutions

Do your clients expect a fully live-in ready home at the end of your project?  These days that means having all their technology systems—including networking, audio, video, and security—prepared to go when moving day comes around. Clients will expect you to address these needs, even if it wasn't in the initial scope of your project.

You shouldn’t have to be a technology expert to satisfy your high-end clients. Partner with one of the top smart home companies in the Overland Park area to take care of that part of the project. Our expert technicians will work with you to address all your client’s technology needs without significantly delaying project timelines, requiring extra work on your end, or ruining the home’s aesthetics.

Why should you partner with Applause Custom Sight & Sound for your next project? Keep reading to find out what makes us the most trusted smart home company in the area for builders, designers and architects.

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Want to Create Your Dream Smart Home? Here’s the First Step.

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Enjoy Greater Reliability, Efficiency and Customization with the Right Partner from the Start

How important is technology to your everyday lifestyle? For many families, especially over the past year, it has become as essential as water or electricity. So why are you bringing in plumbers, electricians, and interior designers during your construction phase but not a technology professional?

All you have to do is visit our Control4 certified showroom to see the perks of a comprehensive, fully customized home automation system. But to get the full benefits of this cutting-edge technology, you need to bring in a Control4 dealer early in the project. Below we explore the main reasons technology needs to be top of mind from the start.

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Don’t Forget These Key Components in Your Multi-Room Audio System

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Get the Most Out of Your Whole-Home Audio System in Leawood, KS with These Tips

True audiophiles love to listen to high-fidelity audio in every room in their home. A whole-home audio system makes it easier than ever to stream high-quality music throughout your property. Easily control your favorite playlists with just the touch of a button. Architectural speakers, custom subwoofers, and a control system add an air of luxury to any space. Keep reading to learn three underused components that might be missing from your multi-room audio system in Leawood, KS.

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The Difference Between Smart Home Control and Home Automation

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Learn the Different Ways You Can Manage Your Smart Technology in Leawood, KS

When researching smart technologies, chances are that you have heard the terms smart home control and home automation used interchangeably. But are these things the same? Each is a different way to use smart home technology. Smart home control is the actions you can take to control your technology, and home automation is patterns that you can set your smart technology to follow. Read on to learn more about the differences between smart home control and home automationfor your Leawood, KS-area home.

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2 Reasons to Use Control4 as Your Smart Home System

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Control4 Helps You Leverage the Full Power of Your Smart Technology

Smart technology is a key component of hundreds of thousands of homes across the United States and is only becoming more essential.  Adding home automation to your Leawood, Kansas, or Kansas City, Missouri home will allow you to effortlessly control your devices with one central control system.  Our systems were designed with expansion in mind and provide homeowners the ability to scale up over time or add future upgrades. 

As the go-to smart home company in Leawood, KS, we have created this blog on Control4 with the
purpose of making your buying process easier.

Keep reading to find out two reasons why you need to start the new year with Control4.

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3 Recommended Control4 Smart Home Scenes to Make Your Life Easier

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Try Out These Scenes for Smoother Living in Your Kansas City Home!

Sure, you’ve heard that a home automation system will make your life easier, but what does that actually mean? Scenes are a fantastic way to enhance your experience. With just the press of a button, a series of complex actions will happen in sequence. As a smart home company, we partner with industry-leading home automation system company Control4 to help homeowners in Kansas City, MO live smarter. Read our blog to learn three smart home scenes that we recommend for your lifestyle!

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Control4 Automation: Effortless Command of Your Home

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Learn How a Leading Control4 Dealer Can Help You Enjoy Luxurious Living 

Take control of your home with a home automation system that is smart and state-of-the-art. Control4 improves the way you interact with all the technologies in your home: music, video, lights, climate, security, and more. You control everything without even leaving your chair. And even when you’re away from home, you can access your smart home app and do it remotely.

Want a smarter home? Turn to a leading Control4 dealer in Overland Park, KS, and we’ll make it happen for you. Read more to discover how Applause Custom Sight & Sound adds convenience and luxury to your life with an advanced Control4 smart home system.

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3 Ways to Avoid Package Theft and Keep Porch Pirates at Bay

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Protect Your Deliveries with These Smart Home Security Solutions at Your Fingertips

Package theft is at an all-time high, thanks to the rising era of online shopping. Nearly 63% of shopping occasions begin online, and 62% of online buyers shop at least monthly. That’s a lot of deliveries.

As a result, nearly everyone has experienced package theft in their lifetime. If you haven’t, you probably will. Fortunately, there are smart home security solutions that can help protect your property in Kansas City, MO from pirates searching for packages to steal. Let’s explore these solutions below.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Designing Your Home Entertainment Space

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Create the Best Home Theater or Media Room Possible with Help from Applause Custom Sight & Sound

When done right, a home theater room or media room can be a dream upgrade for your property. Considering the frustration of traffic, long lines, and pricey tickets at the nearby cinema, you’re better off experiencing the excitement of the movies from the comfort of your home.

However, creating the perfect entertainment space isn’t as easy as throwing audiovisual technology into a room and calling it done. You need the right knowledge and equipment to design a worthwhile environment that rivals the movie theater.

Before designing an entertainment space in your Leawood, KS home, be wary of the following mistakes we often see in DIY installations.

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New to Home Automation? Start with Smart Lighting Control

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New to Home Automation? Start with Smart Lighting Control

We all remember when smart homes were just an idea we saw in sci-fi movies. Today, smart homes are all around us in Leawood, KS and beyond, helping to simplify, enhance, and secure our daily lifestyles.

If you’ve considered integrating smart technology into your home but are new to the concept of home automation, we recommend you start with a smart home lighting system by Control4. Smart lighting provides a more efficient way to manage the lights in your home while doing even more for you, too. Learn three benefits of smart lighting below.

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