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Thwarting Thieves

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The home automation technology Digital Interiors provides to our clients is often thought of as a luxury lifestyle upgrade, which it is in many ways; however, there is also a very important role our technology plays in home security.

Package Bandits

It is not unusual for news stations all around the country to show stories about thieves taking UPS or FedEx packages directly from people’s front doors all throughout the year (not only in the holiday shipping craze that is December). This has even been known to happen in gated communities, where one would assume it would be less likely to occur.theft

If possible, try to prevent these ‘package bandits’ from taking your deliveries by taking away their opportunity. Have your delivery service hold the package at a store until you can pick it up or give special delivery instructions, such as placing the box in the backyard or in another less visible area near your home. Another prevention method is to have a friend or neighbor keep watch, then go get and hold the package until you come home. Sometimes having your delivery shipped to your job (the place most of us live) may also help!

Automated Helpers

The security system and surveillance cameras Digital Interiors installs will detect an intrusion, sound the alarm if there is smoke or fire and help you see what is going on around your home. Our security cameras offer an added dimension to your security system. For maximum convenience, all of these cameras can be seen on any TV in your home. Simply tune into the channel assigned to the camera and there it is; you can even see the video feed on your PC (great if you’re at work or out of town).

You may be wondering how cameras will help if a perpetrator already has their hands on your package. Depending on your home automation system, you may be able to set off an alarm from your smartphone causing the theft to leave the package and run. However, this will probably not deter a dedicated theft; but you’ll have video proof that your package was stolen to share with the police, and be able to prove that it was taken to the company you ordered from. Your cameras may even help the police find and convict the theft!

Digital Interiors of Alpharetta, Ga.

This is merely a taste of what our security systems and surveillance cameras are capable of. Please ask about the ‘Bump in the Night’ custom experience we offer when you contact us to schedule an appointment. Also, feel free to schedule a time to see our lovely showroom as well!

Home Automation Myths

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Digital Interiors of Alpharetta is often confronted with questions about the home automation technology we install, which is typical of any new home installation. However, many of the questions we get from potential clients seem to stem from industry myths, so we thought we’d break some of these open for your benefit!

Common Myths

Home Automation Technology can ONLY be installed into new homes.

False- Having a new or old home makes little difference with the compatibility of our home automation solutions. Digital Interiors can come up with a design for ANY home! Older homes may have a little more to ‘work around’ due to existing wiring and walls already in place; but it does not mean that you cannot have a partial or complete home automation system installed.

Home Automation Technology is too Complicated and Difficult to use.

False- Home automation is actually very easy to use and our experts at Digital Interiors spend extra time making sure our clients understand how to use it. Most people now have and use smartphones daily; if you can use a smartphone, you can use our tech! Believe it or not, many of our preferred technology brands (like Control4) are actually made for those who may consider themselves to be ‘technically challenged.’

A large, fully integrated home automation system must have one strong Wi-Fi point.

False- If you own a large home or estate, having a single Wi-Fi point (regardless of reach/strength) is unreasonable. While most of our home automation solutions work using Wi-Fi (some can use Ethernet), one solution for a large home is to simply have multiple Wi-Fi points throughout the house.

Home Automation Technology can be RELIABLE and is the FUTURE.

True- When you use a proven company, like Digital Interiors, you will have the experts on your side to make sure your tech is reliable. Our experts are always there for you when your tech needs to be upgraded, as technology is ever changing. Did you know that we have home solutions for security, audio, video, HVAC, lighting and more?! Home automation really is the future, and luckily for you, you’re already taking the first steps to learn more about it!

Digital Interiors – YOUR Atlanta Home Automation & Installation Specialist

We certainly hope we have squashed some of the typical home automation myths for you at this point. However, should you have other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information! It is always best to be informed when deciding what you want to upgrade in your home, and we would be happy to help you understand how Digital Interiors can not only upgrade your home with technology, but upgrade your lifestyle!myths

Relax This May

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Did you know that May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month? Most of us have daily stress that can build up and become problematic over time, so in honor of this month, Digital Interiors would like to help spread some education about blood pressure and how we can help to lower it.

Know the Facts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that around one of three adults in the US (that’s 67 million people) have high blood pressure. Why is it bad? High blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, with stroke being the fifth leading cause of death in the US, often killing the first time it occurs.

Reducing Your Risk

The following are some examples of how you can lower your blood pressure, thus reducing the risk for more serious cardiovascular issues:

  • Diet- Reducing the amount of sodium you consume is a great way to lower your blood pressure. You may be surprised how much sodium you are actually putting into your body; check the labels of everything you eat and drink to see where you can lower it. That can of soup may be worse for you than you think!

  • Smoking- Smoking affects more than just your blood pressure and can lead to other serious issues, like lung cancer. Quitting smoking is good for your overall well being and is good for those around you too!

  • Doctor Visits- Have your blood pressure regularly checked by your doctor. They will be able to tell you what the normal range is for you and if you need to make changes in your lifestyle. They may also prescribe medicine to lower blood pressure if needed.

Digital Interiors Helps You RELAX

Wondering how we think we can help lower your blood pressure? The answer is all in our services! We believe our home automation technology will improve your lifestyle by helping you to be a bit more stress-free.

For example, our “Bump in the Night” custom experience can give you the peace of mind you need to sleep at night, by knowing that you have security at your fingertips! By pressing the bedside “bump in the night” button, the system will turn on the outside lights, turn on the security cameras and turn on the bedroom TV so you can view the cameras.

All of our custom experiences tie-in ease of use with modern convenience, allowing our seamlessly integrated home automation systems the chance to help you relax! We hope you take some time this May to check your blood pressure and de-stress! Please contact Digital Interiors for more information about our offerings and to schedule an appointment to visit our Alpharetta showroom.

AIA 2015 Convention

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Have you heard the news? Digital Interiors is partnering with TruFig this year as a booth vendor at AIA’s (The American Institute of Architects) annual AIA 2015 Convention in Atlanta, on May 14th-16th! Our official booth number is 3480, located in the Software & Technology Pavillion on the expo floor.

Meet TruFig

We are extremely pleased to be sharing our booth space with the phenomenal TruFig team! Founded in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer, TruFig offers stunning flush-mounting solutions designed for aesthetic-conscious architects, designers, and property owners. Whether you are interested in mounting speakers, touch pads, light switches, outlets or more, TruFig has the flush-mounting solution for your drywall, wood, or stone.

Learn More at AIA 2015

Please join TruFig and our Digital Interiors team at Booth #3480 during the AIA Expo 2015 to learn more about our excellent services. Better yet, you can “earn while you learn!” By participating in ‘Expo Chat’ at AIA, you’ll be able to earn learning units a.k.a. LUs, just for talking with us and some of the other hundreds of companies exhibiting this year.

How to earn your credits:

  • Meet with four of the 800 exhibitors for at least 15 minutes each and be sure to collect a verification code from each exhibitor. (.25 increments for each 15 minute exhibitor chat after your first four can be added as additional credit.)

  • Earn up to 6 LUs total over the entire AIA Expo, but make sure you take notes so you can fill out your learning statement.

  • Your learning statement must be completed by June 1, 2015; confirmed  LUs will be on your AIA member transcript.

  • Transcript credits will be posted within 10 business days.

Digital Interiors of Alpharetta looks forward to being at this year’s AIA Expo 2015! Please make a plan to stop by our booth to talk with us and TruFig while you are on the exhibition floor. See you in May!vendor floor AIA 2015

Home Automation Champions

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If you’ve never heard of Digital Interiors of Alpharetta, Ga., we would love to introduce ourselves! We have been specializing in the home technology industry to create custom experiences with home automation for: entertainment, convenience, security, comfort and communications, all around the Southeast for 20 incredible years.

Accolades

We pride ourselves on always staying ahead of Home Technology Trends, because simply stated, our business is technology. Our fantastic team at Digital Interiors are members of the Consumer Electronics Association and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). We have also been given recognition by our industry in several areas over the past few years:

  • Top 100 CEPro System Integrator 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014

  • CEDIA ROI of the Year 2013

  • Winner Retrofit Project of the Year 2013 (Up to $50,000) – CEA’s Tech Home Division

  • Winner Custom Home of the Year 2011 ($50,000 to $150,000) – CEA’s Tech Home Division

  • Finalist for Digital Convergence Project 2009 – CEA’s Tech Home Division

  • Finalist for Luxury Home of the Year 2009 - CEA’s Tech Home Division

  • Awarded Crestron’s – Biggest, Baddest Home 2007

Home Automation Champions for You

At Digital Interiors we offer custom experiences with home technology. The home automation systems we recommend and install are designed specifically to enhance your lifestyle, and make you comfortable with technology.

Our Home Technology Packages provide seamless integration of home tech by using brand name products you know and trust (Crestron, Sonos, Lutron, Control4, DA-LITE, etc.). We work with these exquisitely designed integration systems to combine audio/video, lighting, HVAC, security, and other systems in your home, into a functional bundle that works together and gives you all of the control at your fingertips.

Digital Interiors’ custom technology experiences are perfect for the home or office. We offer home theater, lighting control, climate control, security system and surveillance cameras, At Home Sports Bar, and Whole Home Control.  

Digital Interiors looks forward to being your home automation champion, so contact us today to schedule a private appointment to visit our stunning showroom. We look forward to providing you with a technology experience you never dreamed possible for your home!

 

“Da-Lite” in Your Home Theater Room

Digital Interiors is your source for Atlanta area home theater systems and home automation installations. Our team of engineers excel at creating a working, cohesive, seamless system for our customers; we also are dealers for many fine product names. Home theater rooms are a large part of our business, so we prefer to use top-tier brands for our designs.

Inventor’s Spotlightscreen

DA-LITE© is a wonderful company that creates surfaces for projection screens, along with a variety of other home theater and business products. Surprisingly, this company was actually founded over a hundred years ago during the end of the second Industrial Revolution (a.k.a. the Technological Revolution). Even more impressive, it was founded a young woman named Adele De Berri, the inventor of the Silver Screen. This creation and business start up was an incredible feat during that time period for anyone, but especially for a woman.

Surviving through the Great Depression and various ups and downs of our country over the past 100 years, the DA-LITE company is still flourishing and working hard with it’s team of chemists to stay on the forefront of screen technology. Theirs is a brand worth following, and a technology unmatched by most competitors.

DA-LITE© Home Theater Products

Depending on the size and design you and Digital Interiors rep. plan for your home theater room, will depend on what type of DA-LITE technology you may be interested in. So here are just a few of DA-LITE’s offerings to give you an idea of why they are one of our preferred brands.

DA-LITE Products:

  • UTB Contour- Has the smallest edge of any fixed frame screen on the market currently.

  • Curved Multi Format Imager- One of the ultimate home theater screens designed for an immersive experience.

  • Tensioned Advantage Deluxe Electrol- The tensioned screens ensure the smoothest surface possible for these types of screens.

  • Da-Glas- This glass rigid rear projection screen has eight coating options formulated to fit your application requirements.

Digital Interiors of Alpharetta, Georgia looks forward to hearing from you! We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our process of design, installation and more. Please feel free to contact us today about your home theater room addition or about our other offerings!fin

Sonos Gold Level Dealer

Sonos music systemDigital Interiors, your home automation experts, gladly offers our clients a range of preferred brands that we have hand selected due to their high quality, and their ability to be easily integrated into private and commercial spaces.

The Sonos System

We are a Gold Dealer for Sonos, “…a smart system of HiFi wireless speakers and audio components…[that] unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device.” As a gold level dealer, Digital Interiors can provide you with more ‘bang for your buck’ when purchasing this system. We are also more knowledgeable about The Sonos System as a dealer, and can provide important information to our clients as needed.

Product Highlights

  • Wireless- The wireless aspect of the Sonos speakers allows for easy installation / placement of the system to any room in your home or for an easy home theater set-up.

  • Sonos App- In true home automation style, the Sonos Controller App allows you to control the entire system from your fingertips on any device. Mobile versions are available for iOS and Android, as well as desktop applications for Mac and Windows.

  • Streaming Services- Music lovers will be impressed with the streaming capabilities of Sonos! The Sonos app can access free or subscription based music, internet radio and podcasts, on-demand or curated music, and of course your personal music collection as well! From Spotify to iheartradio, Sonos’ music services are vast and ever expanding.

Digital Interiors of Alpharetta, Ga. is proud to be a Gold Level Dealer of SONOS© brand products. This incredible high-fidelity, wireless sound system is a perfect way to add a little home automation to your residence, without being invasive to the property with construction. It is also a great way to incorporate a HiFi, HiDef home theater room into your home, minus the tedious wiring and mess.

Questions or concerns? We would be happy to help! Please contact Digital Interiors today to find out more about The Sonos System or to learn about our other home and commercial automation offerings.

Fantastic Events Coming Soon

Located in Alpharetta, Georgia, Digital Interiors creates custom experiences with home automation for entertainment, convenience, security, comfort and communications all around the Southeast. It is our company’s mission to enhance your lifestyle with technology, while making sure you are comfortable the technology we seamlessly integrate into your home or business.

Events Coming Soon

Digital Interiors enjoys offering classes and events every year that give us the opportunity to explain and educate others about our offerings/services, while allowing CEU’s to be earned. If you are an architect or designer, we hope to see you at our booth in May for AIA 2015 in Atlanta. If not, we will be having other classes and events for you to participate in as well.

BBQ-N-BREW

Currently, Digital Interiors has partnered with AVI Marvin Windows  and Genesis Elevator Company to finalized plans for our BBQ -N- Brew event happening in Buckhead this June (at AVI’s location). At this event we will have three CEU classes scheduled for 3:30pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm; simply pick which time is best for you. This lovely event will also have an array of delicious food, choice beers and even raffle items! Valet parking for this event is FREE. Please be sure to RSVP to this great event! *RSVP at bbqbrewceu@yahoo.com

To learn more about Digital Interiors’ upcoming events, CEU classes, or our latest news, please read our blog or follow us on our social media channels. Like Us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @DIIATL. We hope to see you soon at AIA 2015 or at one of our special events!

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Residential Consulting and Design

plansAs an engineering based company with 20 years experience, Digital Interiors of Alpharetta, Ga. understands how to blend the needs of clients, architects and designers, seamlessly together with luxury home technology systems. This allows us to enhance the client’s lifestyle with technology and helps architects avoid unhappy client situations.

Consultation Services & Processes

  • Clients- Our experienced consultants begin the process by learning about the client’s needs. Digital Interior’s aim is to always enhance lifestyles by making sure the system designed is reliable, easy to use, and is what the client really wants. We also consider saving them time and energy with these systems.

  • Architects- We work with various design professionals on the project as it moves along. Our consultants will handle the technology questions and technology bid comparisons, all while giving architects an added dimension to their services. We will also manage the system installation.

Digital Interiors keeps design and architecture in mind when designing to blend-in technology to a residence. We also pride ourselves on looking forward and considering future needs of technology within our plans; to do this, we have regular and on-going relationships with technology manufacturers, standards organizations and trade associations (these are invaluable relationships). Other benefits of our consulting services include: managing the bidding process, coordinating the technology with other trades, producing a more accurate budget and comparable proposals.

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If you are an architect or designer who would like to learn more about Digital Interior’s Consulting and Design Services, please visit us at our booth this May for the Atlanta hosted AIA Convention 2015. Not going to AIA? Please feel free to contact us anytime online or via telephone for more information.

Customize Your Lifestyle with Home Automation

At Digital Interiors of Alpharetta, Ga. we expand luxurious living beyond the standards of most. How? The answer is simple. We offer our clients an unparalleled lifestyle upgrade, not just mere products and services.

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Using our preferred selection of technology brands, Digital Interiors integrates an incredible home automation system throughout luxury homes by installing a comprehensive wiring package. This allows homeowners to have control of audio, video, networking, security, cameras, lighting and more, all at their fingertips!

Upgrade your Lifestyle with our Custom Experiences

Custom experiences are one of the grand advantages to a complete automation package with Digital Interiors. The following highlight some of our personal favorites and show how in-depth customization of your home automation can be.

“Coming Home”- Press the button to open the gate or garage door and watch as your home comes to life just for you! The system will turn on your driveway lights, disarm the security system, light a pathway into the home, plus set the thermostats to a comfortable temperature and even put on your favorite music to welcome you home.

“Goodnight”- Relax while your home prepares itself for nighttime. Pressing the bedside “goodnight” button for this system turns off the house lights, slowly dims the bedroom lights, sets the bedroom TV to turn off in 30 minutes (should you be watching it), arms the security system for night mode and sets the thermostats to your preferred sleeping temperature.

“Bump in the Night”- No need to worry if you hear something suspicious during the night. Press the bedside “bump in the night” button and your system will turn on the outside lights, turn on the security cameras and turn on the bedroom TV to view your cameras. This allows homeowners to see if a potential threat is really there, as well as deter them; it also gives a little piece of mind if it’s perhaps only a curious animal wandering onto the property.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Digital Interiors today for more information about customizing and expanding your lifestyle with home automation.