Reno, NV January 3, 2013, – Sierra Integrated Systems  recently announced reaching agreement with Ladera Montreux LLC, and HomeCrafters, LTD to provide residential automation and technology to 105 home sites within Montreux Golf and Country Club known as Parc Foret.  Montreux is a private golf course community located between Reno and Lake Tahoe. This gated community of luxury custom homes surrounds the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and is home to the Reno Tahoe Open.


You’re in the kitchen; you hear a gentle swoosh. It must be around sunset, you think, that time of day where the evening sun bursts through your living room windows, hitting the light sensors and prompting your blinds to close so you and your family can easily watch TV without the glare of the sun.

Often part of a total home automation system, automated drapes and blinds offer numerous features and benefits. For example, open draperies and blinds let bright sunlight in which can fade furniture, artwork and carpeting. Automatically closing window coverings during the times of the day when the sunlight is streaming in can save the expensive furnishings in your home. The movement of your window coverings can be programmed to be triggered by time of day or by light sensors, making this one less chore you have to worry about.

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Over the years, many of us have turned to dear old dad time and time again for his knowledge and wisdom; which may be why it’s no surprise Dad thinks he’s king of the I.T. castle. However, a recent study conducted on behalf of TeamViewer reveals that while 93 percent of Dads think they are their household’s Chief Technology Officer, only 23 percent of his family members say the same. Forty-two percent of family members say it’s the son or grandson while 11 percent report it’s the daughter or granddaughter. On the contrary, a tracking study conducted by Motorola reports that “high percentages of Americans—across multiple generations—are using media and mobile technology.” In short, the generation gap as it relates to technology use is shrinking. Grandma, grandpa, mom and dad are often just as savvy, if not more so, than their children. Why the disparity in research data then? Perception versus reality. What’s the perception and reality in your home?

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