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  • We like to think of the new year as a fresh start – new resolutions, new goals, and perhaps new smart home technology! Whether you already have a smart home and want to add new features or you’re starting from the ground up, you can leverage the latest tech to create the home of your dreams. Below, we cover the luxury home automation trends that are going to hit it big in Illinois in 2018. Explore...

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  • Winter is nearly here, and with it comes the holiday hustle, the darker nights, and that frigid weather Chicagoland, IL residents know all too well!  So how can you maintain a cozy warmth when outside the temperature drops by the hour and your energy bills are skyrocketing? Motorized shades are the ideal solution.  You’ll give your HVAC system a break and feel all the needed comfort your home can ...

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  • The holiday season is a time to be with family and loved ones.  Perhaps you’re the one entertaining the crowd in your home, or perhaps you’re planning on traveling. Either way, smart home technology can make life easier during this busy season. Below, we talk about our top two technologies that we think are a great fit for Chicagoland homeowners to invest in: whole house audio video and smart home...

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  • As your local smart home company, our role goes beyond installing custom technology throughout Chicago. We think it’s just as important to serve as an educational force. This is particularly the case when building partnerships with other professionals such as architects, designers, and builders. Through our CEU courses and our ongoing blog series, we strive to keep you informed on the latest in sm...

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  • The Innovative Approach to Home Theater Design: CinemaFrame® Over the years, home theater systems have become more and more refined. Chicagoland homeowners no longer have to devote an entire room to clunky speakers, receivers, projectors, and other media equipment if they want to enjoy movies with the best audio and visuals possible. Instead, hidden technology has made it possible to keep the desi...

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  • Enhance the Look and Feel of Homes with Luxury Smart Technology In our last blog on smart home design, we outlined some helpful tips for Illinois interior designers, custom home builders, and homeowners on how technology can enhance the look and feel of each room. But both high-end technology and interior design are constantly evolving, so we’re back again. This time, we’re focusing on three techn...

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  • In our last blog on smart home design, we outlined some helpful tips for Illinois interior designers, custom home builders, and homeowners on how technology can enhance the look and feel of each room. But both high-end technology and interior design are constantly evolving, so we’re back again. This time, we’re focusing on three technology trends that have been hitting it big in the Naperville are...

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  • For the Best Music Experience, You Need the Right System. Where do you draw the line between a standard sound system and a high-performance audio system? Here at Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we’ve designed many high-end audio systems for luxury homes, and while each system is fully custom, there are a few characteristics that are true across the board for each one. If you have been considering ...

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  • Enjoy the Warm Weather with an Outdoor Audio Video Installation As brutal as Chicago winters can be, there’s no better place to be than outdoors once springtime hits. Now is really the time when Illinois homeowners should be thinking about what kind of entertainment upgrades they’d like to make to their outdoor areas. Of course, the right audio video installation for a roof deck in a Chicago home ...

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  • Illinois Homeowners and Designers can Both Benefit from this Smart Technology These days, technology is everywhere, especially in a bustling city like Chicago. It has transformed so many different industries, and interior design is no exception. Now, you can plan out an entire room on your iPad or hide televisions directly in mirrors, to name a few. But the technology we’ve found is most useful fo...

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  • Strong Home Networking is Essential for Smart Home Automation The most advanced technology in the world isn’t much use if you can’t get it to work properly. If you’ve been frustrated by lagging audio, devices that won’t connect to the internet, or slow buffering when streaming video, the odds are likely that your network isn’t […] The post Is Your Network Harming Smart Home Performance? appeared f...

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  • A Professional Audio Video Installation for Almost Home Kids. There are charitable organizations all over the world in need of aid, but often, you need look no further than your local community. Joe Barrett, President of Barrett’s Technology Solutions, stumbled upon a worthy cause in the Naperville-based charity Almost Home Kids. Almost Home Kids is a short-term transitional and respite care faci...

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  • Barrett’s Technology Solutions Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

    The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose image...

  • What’s the Key to Successful Home Theater Design?

    Get Illinois Builders, Interior Designers and Homeowners on the Same Page When designing and installing a private cinema, there are so many different factors that go into creating that perfect movie-watching environment. Builders, electricians, AV experts, interior designers, and other contractors all have to work together to achieve the homeowner’s vision. With that many cooks in the kitchen, avo...

  • Start 2017 Off Strong with Conference Room Automation

    Learn How to Modernize Your Chicago Business with the Latest Technology As 2016 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time for business owners throughout Illinois to start thinking about improvements for the new year. This year, a lot of advancements in business technology made it possible for Chicago companies to operate more efficiently and effectively—are you planning on taking advantage of them? ...

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Embracing Change

    Innovation and Effort Have Made Us the Smart Home Company We Are Today Last night, Barrett’s Technology Solutions’ employees, partners, and clients came together to celebrate a momentous accomplishment: 50 years in business. Our Chicagoland company has grown tremendously both in staff and skill, with combined experience of personnel above 300 years! It is at times like this that it’s nice to take ...

  • A Quick Guide to Home Automation Wiring for Builders and Architects

    How to Set Up Wiring for Smart Home Success In Chicagoland, the smart home market is growing fast. More and more homeowners are seeking out automation technology right from the start—during new construction. For builders and architects who are just now dipping their toes into smart home technology, it can be difficult to know what you need to do during the construction stage to ensure that the hom...

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  • Smart Home Technology that Blends in Flawlessly Interior designers often see seamless home décor and smart home automation technology as completely conflicting ideas—you can have one or the other, but not both. Fortunately for homeowners in the greater Chicago, IL area, this is not the case. New advances in hidden technology are making smart home design even easier and more impressive. To learn ho...

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