Davco Technology Blog

 

 

A friend from the Lone Star State recently reminded me that “Everything is bigger in Texas.”  The GoVision TV, from Texas-based GoVision, is no exception. The same company that provided the LED screens for the last 4 presidential inaugurations, can also provide you with an outdoor “Home Stadium Experience” (that must be a Texas phrase). 

 

 

GoVision produces large outdoor TV’s, from 132″ to over 300″. The weather proof screens can be custom – designed and are perfect for outdoor entertainment areas.

Call us or click here to learn more about GoVision TV.

 

 

I recently updated my kitchen and although the footprint hasn’t changed, it really does look completely different. My family came over during the holidays and they were very complimentary of the new look. However, I was surprised that the change that sparked the most conversation was a new dual USB receptacle (OK, now you know I’m not the only tech geek in my family). 

 

This Lutron 15A dual USB tamper resistant receptacle is one of those small changes that makes a big difference.  You can charge 2 devices simultaneously, without an adaptor. 

Minimalists will love the simplicity and decorators will love that it comes in a variety of colors and finishes to coordinate with your other Lutron wallplates.

Although these do need to be installed by an electrician, it only takes about 15 minutes and this receptacle can replace any outlet in your home. 

Over the past few months we have been looking at ways to better serve our clients, and I think we are on to something. Leveraging our expertise around home networks, we built DavConnect, where we can monitor and potentially resolve issues remotely.  What does this mean, exactly? Well…

With DavConnect we can:
1.  Monitor issues so we can see the health and speed of your network, 
2.  Get status updates from devices, and reboot remotely for you if they seem hung up,
3.  Update firmware on devices without having to bother you at home.
DavConnect is available in 2 plans, which you can check out below.  Important to note that an initial purchase of equipment is needed.  Feel free to ask us any questions! 

D a v C o n n e c t
 The ultimate in personalized service for your Smart Home

Client satisfaction and system dependability are the foundation of our business plan at DAVCO. Providing fun, long-lasting and reliable home systems is our goal, and to achieve it we offer DavConnect, the ultimate experience in personalized service for your Smart Home.
 
DavConnect Essentials includes:

  • Remote Support:  A guaranteed reply within 24 hours of a reported issue, during normal business hours. We will log into your system from our Operations Center to diagnose and attempt to resolve the issue, without an on-site visit. We take the severity of the issue into consideration.

DavConnect Premiere includes all Essentials services AND:

  • Extended Remote Support:  A guaranteed reply and remote diagnosis within 2 Hours of a reported issue from 7AM – 7PM. Outside of these hours we will respond and attempt to diagnose and/or resolve the issue within 12 Hours.  We take the severity of the issue into consideration.
  • Network Monitoring:   Your home network and the devices connected to it are the backbone of your Smart Home. Network Monitoring diagnoses problems automatically and alerts our Operations Center before a failed device becomes a major problem.
  • Notifications:  New product updates, service announcements and other valuable information.
  • Scheduled maintenance:  Once per year in-home system check of all equipment. We will perform any necessary firmware updates on your equipment, as well as ensure equipment racks are free of potentially damaging dust and debris build-up.

 DavConnect Essentials – Free with purchase of equipment
 
 DavConnect Premiere –  $999 per year with purchase of equipment

Call us to Connect!


 

 

 

If you’ve tried the Heos app, click here to get shortcut hints.

 

 

 

Crestron has a new upgrade program, which offers a cost effective way to add the latest features to your Crestron system. Call us for more information!   

 

 

 

 

DAVCO recently became dealers for Oasis Patio Shades. These high quality shades integrate with Lutron control systems and can make your outdoor entertaining even more comfortable.

Insolroll Window Shading Systems is proud to introduce Oasis Patio Shades Driven by Lutron, bringing best-in-class automated patio shades to the luxury home market. These high-end patio shades bring advanced control to outdoor spaces by controlling heat, UV rays and glare, as well as eliminating pesky insects. Until now, an outdoor shading system capable of integrating with Lutron’s HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 lighting control systems did not exist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details, click here for the press release and catalog.

 

Lighting drastically changes the look and feel of a room.  And while the style of your decorative sconce or chandelier will influence the decor of your room, the quality, color, and direction of your light can dramatically affect the ambiance and focal points. Just check out the artwork in these before and afters…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been learning more about the goals, essential components, and benefits of a well designed lighting plan. And what we found is that fixtures matter. The light from a quality fixture can add vibrancy to colors and paintings. Adjustments can be made to ensure that your room has appropriate lighting & shading, as well as optimal light color & intensity. We can also plan for integration with your current lighting system.

The end result? Rooms with perfect levels of ambient light and accent lighting on important details. 

If you are renovating a space in your home, we would love to show you Lutron’s dimmable LED fixtures and controls!

 

 

 May not feel like it now, but warm weather is certainly coming our way.  To celebrate the coming of Spring, Séura is announcing its annual outdoor TV promotion.  An outdoor TV is an easy way to liven up your patio or outdoor bar area, and add some nice entertainment features to your pool house and surrounding area.  What better way to enjoy a summer pool party with the Sunday game rolling in the background. Or watch your favorite movie under the stars.

How does a Séura outdoor TV differ from that Sony hanging in your great room? Great question! Séura TVs are specially designed to handle the tough conditions of the outdoors. These units are completely weatherproof to ensure proper functioning even when left out all year long.  This includes insulation to protect the internal components and connections from cold temperatures, snow or sleet, insects and other loose debris.  Additionally, Séura TVs are made to handle the extra brightness from the sun, for a clearer picture.

Controlling your home via an integrated system, like Crestron or Savant?  No worries! Séura TVs are designed for home control, meaning operating your outdoor TV is no different than your favorite viewing location in your home. 

(Click on photos for outdoor TVs in action.)

Séura’s current promotions  make an outdoor TV an easy addition to your space.  Give us a call and we would be more than happy to make a visit and talk more about your needs.

$200 off Séura Storm Outdoor TV sizes: 55” and 65.” Offer good until June 30, 2017. 
Click 
here for promotion details.

$1000 off the 84” Storm and Storm Ultra Bright through July 31st.
Click here
 for promotion details.