Motorized Shades for Modern Living

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The Art of Effortless Elegance

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern living, the intersection of technology and comfort continually redefines our homes. One element that seamlessly combines sophistication and convenience is motorized shades. Let's delve into the effortless elegance these shades bring to contemporary living spaces and how they can benefit your home in Overland Park, KS.

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Ensuring a High Performance & Secure Smart Home

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Take Advantage of 24/7 Remote Monitoring Smart Home Services

At Applause Custom Sight & Sound, we design and install personalized smart home automation that provides effortless living with one touch of a button. We’re committed to the highest standards of products and service, supporting and simplifying the lives of our clients in Kansas City, MO, and the surrounding areas for 20-plus years.

Our primary focus is customer service, ensuring the entire process—from the discovery phase to demonstrating how your miraculous smart home works—is exciting and stress-free. In the process, we build lifelong relationships with our clients, helping them upgrade their devices and integrate different technology as their needs change. 

It’s a concierge approach to smart home services, offering the highest level of support available. Let’s explore what that means to our clients.

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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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Save Money This Winter with Motorized Blinds

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Decrease Your Home Energy Use With Insulating Motorized Window Treatments

As the weather turns cold, homeowners' utility bills typically climb to account for the energy used to keep a home warm. Many people know open windows can heat a home during the summer, but did you know they can also let in cold air during the winter? This is because windows are portions of the house that aren’t insulated like walls, so it’s easier for outside air to slip in. In freezing temperatures, your heating system must work overtime to combat this cold air. 

Window treatments are not just stylish ways to cover your home. They also help provide some insulation to your windows and can protect your Kansas City, MO, home from the weather outside. In addition, motorized blinds offer even more energy-saving benefits because of their ease of use and ability to be automated. Keep reading to learn more!

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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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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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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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A Day in the Life with a Lighting Control System

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Get a Taste of What Life Would Look Like with a Lighting Control System in Your Home

The lighting in your home plays more of a role in your life than you might think. Lights that are too bright may cause headaches, not having adequate lighting may disrupt your productivity and energy, and not controlling the intensity of the lights in your room before bed may make it harder to fall asleep.

Installing a lighting control system in your Kansas City, MO property gives you the power and control you need to elevate your home life. Curious to see what a day in your life would look like with smart lighting? Keep reading to find out.

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Prepare for Fall with These Home Automation Tips

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Make the Transition Seamless with Automated Scenes and an Enhanced Home Network

Our activities have shifted to almost all being online. We attend class or work online and then stream our favorite shows, all without leaving our home. As we prepare to get through this fall season while maintaining social distancing, your home automation system can be used to create a dependable schedule and sense of variety in your home. Read on to learn how a home automation system will help you to get through this fall and winter in Overland Park, KS!

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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 Essential Benefits to Smart Home Security

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Protect Your Home While You’re There and Away

A lot of things are happening in the world, and the last thing that you want to worry about is the security of your home. Now is a perfect time to upgrade your home’s security system. Smart security systems do more than just protect your home. Discover the possibilities in our latest blog. Learn what smart home security features are essential for keeping your home and family safe in Overland Park, KS.

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Highlighting the Best New Features of Control4 OS 3

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Discover the Most Intuitive and Customizable Home Automation System Yet

In case you missed it, the leading home automation system provider Control4 announced the release of its Smart Home OS 3 platform earlier this year, which offers users more than 1,000 new features for unprecedented personalization of their Control4 smart home.

As a certified Control4 dealer, we at Applause Custom Sight & Sound are excited to share with you some of the most innovative new features of Control4 OS 3 that make up the most intuitive and customizable home automation system yet.

Read below to explore the notable new features of OS 3 and learn how to upgrade the current system in your Overland Park, KS home!

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3 Ways Motorized Blinds Can Help Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Maximize Energy Efficiency with Solutions from QMotion

As we enter the middle of summer, the days are only growing hotter. This season is perfect for outdoor activities like poolside parties and al fresco dining, but it’s certainly no friend to your electricity bill.

Keeping your drapes and blinds closed to prevent solar heat gain is one way to maintain a cooler home during the summer months, but it also means you can’t enjoy the benefits of natural light or the beautiful views of your outdoor spaces. So, what’s the solution?

Save energy while preserving natural light and exterior views by replacing the manual window treatments in your Overland Park, KS home with motorized blinds and shades instead. Keep reading to learn how motorized window treatments can help you keep a cooler home.

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A Control4 Dealer Makes Integrating Smart Technology a Breeze

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Bring Convenience and Comfort to Any Home You Build

Anytime you’re working on a project for a client, you know that the best time for integrating any form of smart technology is at the beginning of the construction phase.

But how can you learn enough about smart home control and its many features and equipment, in order to guarantee your clients will get the dream house they deserve?

That’s where a Control4 dealer comes in. You can transform any client’s Kansas City, MO living space into an ideal smart home of the future – but for the here and now.

In this blog, we dive into the many benefits of working with a Control4 dealer for both you and your clients.

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Is Your Network Smart Home Ready?

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4 Signs that Your Wi-Fi Needs Improvement 

In a smart home, so much of the performance relies on the home networking. If you want to watch streaming 4K picture, while someone in another room listens to the whole home audio, you’re going to need a robust system. As you connect more devices and smart technologies to your home’s Wi-Fi over time, the load only becomes more difficult to bear. Here are a few signs that you need to upgrade your Kansas City, MO home’s Wi-Fi. To learn more continue reading. 

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Dedicated Home Theater Vs. Media Room

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Which is The Right Choice for Your Kansas Home?

The latest trend in home entertainment is the multi-purpose media room. They are taking the reins from dedicated home theaters. While building a room around the ideal audio and video experience is still a wonderful way to enjoy a film or play a video game, media room design has dramatically evolved in the past couple years. In this blog, we’re comparing the two to see what’s right for your Mission Hills area home. Continue reading to learn more. 

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