WTOP: 5 tech tips for your next home renovation

When renovating a kitchen, a bathroom or adding living space to your house, this is the perfect time to consider the technology needs of your family for today and into the future. Each family and home have unique needs and desires to improve their technology infrastructure while improving or adding to other parts of their home. Homeowners are often frustrated with WIFI coverage, missed energy savings opportunities or general desire to spruce up lighting or shading. While your home is getting a face lift, that’s the time to improve your home’s technical infrastructure to improve security, entertainment and convenience. The following pictures are 5 technology areas to consider.

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Securing your Smart Home and Home Office

We have all read and heard about cyber-threats to computers, email accounts, cameras, smart phones, online accounts, etc.  Threats can come in many shapes and forms and bad actors are getting more sophisticated in their techniques.  At the same time our lives are as dependent as ever on being online and connected.  You need to do what you can to prepare your home and home office and take measures to help defend yourself and alert you if there is something nefarious afoot.

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WTOP: How smart tech can help sell your home faster

From thermostats that automatically adjust each room’s temperature to wireless speakers that can play your favorite cloud-based music service, home devices that connect to the internet are revolutionizing the way people live.

Because smart technology provides increased home security, better entertainment and a reduction in home-energy costs, these devices are becoming more desirable than ever. According to one study, the number of people who own a smart home device increased 259 percent in 2016 alone.

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Designing Your Home Network – Improving Wireless Performance

We have all experienced this…we move to a certain part of the house and it seems like we are in a cave or we are sitting on the couch and suddenly, the latest hit show is frozen on our tablet. Or we may be reading an article, chatting with friends, listening to streaming music and the connection on our device bogs down.  We are no longer part of the world in which we live, we are frustrated with our devices and we wait, reboot, reconnect, wait some more.

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Smart Home Features You Will Want Before Guests Arrive

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to update your home technology so that your out-of-town guests will feel right at home.

Home automation can help you take care of your home easily and conveniently. That’s especially important when you’re busy with other tasks or you just want to sit back and enjoy the company of friends and family.

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3 Strategies for Protecting Your Home During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The holidays bring family and friends together in celebration. There’s nothing more heart-warming than having your home safe and secure for visiting relatives and guests.

The time is also right to make sure your home and family are protected now that Daylight Savings Time has ended and it gets dark earlier, delivery companies are dropping parcels at the front door and you have to keep tabs on who is entering and leaving your home.

Home burglary and robbery are two of the top 10 crimes committed during the holiday season.

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Building and developing a client’s dream

It’s been a great year so far at the OLEX Group. We’ve been honored to work with great clients and partners as we complete projects in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our team is also excited about upcoming projects that will showcase the ease and convenience of home automation.

This time of year, I love that I have the ability to look back on what we’ve been able to accomplish. As president of OLEX Group, I can say that I am committed to providing our clients with a premier experience so they can live their best lives.

Smart home technology – a suite of products and services that optimize your smartphone, tablet, laptop and computer for increased comfort, convenience and security – can transform how you engage with your living and work space.

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