Buchan Consulting LLC's Rick Lyons working on Elan Home Automation in Watertower Place Condominiums

How an aging Home Integration system and a close business relationship spells success in one of Chicago’s most luxurious high rise condos

Chicago, IL - The Residences at Water Tower Place, a 40-story luxury condominium on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is well known for its unspoiled views of Lake Michigan and neighboring Navy Pier. The Residences at Chicago’s historic Watertower Place are strewn with technology installed by a plethora of Custom Integration (CI) professionals. Unfortunately, some of these systems are dated and not user-friendly. In June of 2018 Buchan Consulting LLC, a CEDIA and HTA Certified custom integration company, was contacted by one of their partner companies and alerted to a potential issue with an aging RTI automation system. 

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Buchan Consulting recommends Nextiva for VOIP Services

Settling the Nextiva vs. Vonage Debate

Voice over IP services can help your small business expand its communication capabilities at costs significantly lower than conventional phone lines, but the number of companies now offering those services can be daunting for businesses installing VoIP for the first time. At Buchan Consulting, we recommend services provided by Nextiva

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The TiVo Roamio is a great option for new cable-cutters

Roamio: A Great Entry Point for Cable-Cutters

If you're been looking into upgrading your home theater set-up, you may have heard about the latest options for cord-cutting: devices and arrangements designed to free you from cable contracts without losing access to the great shows and movies you get on your cable company's DVR. One alternative is known as an Over-the-Air (OTA) DVR, a device that can play broadcast channels in real time as well as offer streaming and on-demand options. At Buchan Consulting, we've been impressed by the TiVo Roamio, an OTA DVR that offers fantastic functionality in a simple, affordable package.

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The Houzz Survey revealed the increasing popularity of bold, well-lit projects, like this one pictured from Coastal Source

Houzz Survey Reveals Trends Toward Unique, Well-lit Landscapes

It's a season of big, bold, outdoor changes for homeowners. Houzz, a popular platform for the architecture and design community, recently surveyed 1,000 homeowners that had recently undertaking a landscaping project. The results indicate an increasing taste for projects that set a house apart from its neighbors, as well as projects that incorporate more smart lighting elements. If you're thinking about a landscaping project, the warmer months are great time to get started, and Buchan Consulting can help you develop the smart components of your project to create a landscape that wows.

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