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5 Easy Steps to Boost Your Home Automation Systems


Customize devices to suit your lifestyle with this list of simple tips

Do you feel like your home automation system isn’t doing enough to improve your lifestyle? Wish your devices were more attuned to your personal needs? Experiencing network glitches?

These problems can be a real detriment to enjoying smart home automation as it was intended. Luckily, at DSI Luxury Technology we have many years of experience with these systems, and that experience has given us some insight into how you can improve your devices. Here are five tips that California residents can use to improve smart home automation technology in their Bel Air homes.


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There many ways smart home control can make your life easier, but figuring them all out takes time. One action you can take to make that process faster is to look at our online resources. We’ve written articles on many aspects of using your A/V system, lights, security system and more. Who knows what you might dig up after a little bit of research?

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4 Quality Brands to Remember for Your Smart Home System


Choosing the right equipment makes all the difference for an inviting, restful smart home

While it’s unwise to waste money by choosing name-brand products when you don’t have to, sometimes it’s worthwhile to make sure you’re getting quality equipment. In the home automation field, you want to be sure whatever systems you choose deliver consistent, first-rate performance and that your equipment works well with a wide range of other products. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a fragmented, subpar system that may end up leaving you more frustrated than before you have everything installed.

At DSI Luxury Technology, we understand these concerns, and we want to help you find the ideal smart home automation system for your lifestyle. That’s why we only work with the best brands, and today we’ll be going through what makes these devices superior to the competition. If you want to find the best smart home tech for your home in Malibu, keep reading.

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Control4 is a strong choice for your home control system because of how well it integrates with other devices and platforms. Control4’s software platform works with more than 12,000 devices across 300 manufacturers. Control4 systems have everything you want – centralized controls; easy management of your lights, A/V equipment, HVAC, and security devices; voice control capability, etc. – along with some helpful customization tools.

The When >> Then feature, which comes with Control4’s 4Sight subscription service, lets you fine-tune various systems to react to each other . This includes the ability to create and edit voice control scenes for Amazon Echo devices and more control over lighting schedules. 4Sight also unlocks Control4’s Intercom Anywhere service, which allows you to make calls to or from your home at any time without using a landline.

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Smart Home Automation: The Future of Comfort and Wellness Is Here


Explore How Smart Home Technology Can Enhance Your Health 

Many of our Beverly Hills customers are intrigued by automation possibilities for their smart home, but we’ve found that they aren’t clear on just how advanced the technology really is or how much it can potentially improve their wellness or sense of comfort.

If you live in California and haven’t had a chance to check out all the possibilities for smart home automation or integrating wellness-focused tech into your life, it’s time to take a look at what smart tech has to offer.

Complete Centralized Control of Your Home

Most of our customers understand how smart tech can work piecemeal throughout their home. In fact, it’s probably the case that you’ve got several pieces of smart tech in your house right now.

Most of our customers have an Echo Dot or Apple HomePod, and many of them have a Nest or a Ring Video Doorbell, but it’s often the case that their smart tech hasn’t been seamlessly integrated to work as a cohesive whole.

What happens when you have complete control of your home? You can start to do some really incredible things with automation.

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Is Your Smart Home Automation Technology Keeping Up with the Strain of Quarantine? By Eric Thies


Learn three upgrades you need to make to your Beverly Hills home

Our phones at DSI have not stopped ringing since most of our clients started quarantining at home. Most of our clients reside in Beverly Hills, the Westside, or Montecito, and they all have something in common: they do not spend a lot of time at home.   Between travel and a demanding work schedule, our clients are typically on-the-go at all times. Because of this, they realize that they have not paid a lot of attention to some of their home systems and are now finding out that they were not quite ready for this quarantine. Our days at DSI are filled resolving failed Zoom calls, interrupted Fortnite games, Netflix lags, non-working gate intercoms, Lutron meltdowns, Crestron, or Savant remotes on the blink, etc. When it comes to smart home automation, it is better to be proactive than reactive. Learn three aspects of your home that you need to upgrade in Beverly Hills, CA.


The first area of importance of the home technology system is the Wi-Fi and computer network. We have been urging our clients for years to splurge in this category to make sure their systems are robust, reliable, and speedy. Almost everything you use in your home relies on internet connectivity. The clients that have listened have had no Wi-Fi issues. If you are muddling through this pandemic with slow or non-existent Wi-Fi, here are a few things you need to consider:

  1. Sign up for the maximum speed you can get from your internet service provider (Spectrum, AT&T, Frontier, etc.). Spend the extra bucks to get the speed you need. If you have not updated your plan in the past 12 to 24 months, it is time to call the cable company and see what speeds are available. Currently, Spectrum is strained on bandwidth, which is resulting in very low upload speeds that translate to difficulty with Zoom calls, viewing security cameras remotely, and a host of other issues. This is particularly true in homes north of Sunset where the infrastructure is strained.
  2. If you want better response times for outages or equipment failure, consider upgrading from a residential to a business account . The level of service and responsiveness is markedly better.
  3. Put in enterprise-grade hardware! Treat yourself to the best unless you enjoy hearing your teenagers scream at you because their connection dropped out in the middle of their AP test. Investing in great hardware results in better coverage, higher reliability, faster speed, fewer drop-outs, and the capacity for many users on the system at once. Although consumer products like Eero and Ecobee are excellent products for the average American home, Beverly Hills or Holmby Hills residents must realize they do not live in the average American household. The spaces are much larger, the construction denser, and the overall complexity of the home system is far greater. An average American home has about 8-10 connected devices. Our typical client has over 200 networked devices in the house. This is more than most small businesses. All systems (HVAC, Pool, Security, Audio, Video, Locks, Garage Doors, Lighting, etc.) are connected to the internet at some level. The gear you should be purchasing should be pro equipment like Ruckus, Access Networks, Cisco, Meraki, or the like.

The other weak point that our clients are discovering in their homes is their home theater systems. Pre-pandemic, the theater might have been getting minimal use or was a space that the kids mostly used.   The landscape has changed.   Who knows the next time we will feel comfortable sitting in a commercial theater?   With Universal, Disney, and Warner Brothers releasing some movies in the home at the same time they are in theaters, the importance of an excellent home theater experience is on the rise.   I know that many of my clients are having us update their theaters in preparation for Hamilton, the movie being released on Disney+ on July 3rd (more than one year before it was meant to be released in theaters).   This and other movie events will make the home theater a space your family will want to spend more time in.

Here are a few things you can do to spruce up that home theater:

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Smart Home Automation for Design-Build Contractors


How Home Automation Can Grow Your Business

A for many, many years. However, in the competitive environment of home construction, it’s essential to stand out from the other contractors in your area. But when everyone else is offering virtually the same services, how do you rise to the top?

Have you considered smart home automation? Many homeowners throughout Los Angeles, CA, are building smart homes or retrofitting existing homes for smart systems. Years ago, smart technologies were considered up-and-coming, but now they’ve made it into the mainstream. From tunable lighting and smart security systems to multi-room audio and home theaters, your company can offer many products and services by partnering with DSI Luxury Technology. You’ll gain a competitive edge and enjoy the profits that come with it.  

Read more to see why adding smart home integration to your repertoire of services is a smart choice. 


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