Smart Home Automation
our Home: One System
Imagine pressing one ‘Goodnight’ button when you go to bed and the lights fade to off, shades close, every TV and speaker shuts down, the temperature is set, and the security system is armed. A well-integrated home control system allows you to live life more simply and efficiently. Intelligent communication from one system to the next helps your home feel like one harmonious environment working in unison instead of a mixture of separate and uncoordinated devices.
What is a ‘Smart Home’?
The term “smart home”refers to much more than unified control or an app for your thermostats. A truly smart home constantly monitors different variables, and then responds in ways you have decided are helpful to you and your family. Some examples are listed here, but the possibilities are endless:
- Lighting that turns on automatically when you enter a room or off when the room becomes vacant
- Westward facing shade that close 5 hours before sunset to reduce heat gain and air conditioning costs, and then re-open 15 minutes before sunset to let you capture the moment
- Thermostats that switch from heat to cool and adjust the temp based on the actual temperature outside your home, keeping you comfortable while saving you money
- Shades that close automatically when you turn on the TV to reduce glare
- Temporarily muting whole-house music when the doorbell rings or you page the family to dinner
- Automatic “electronic curfews” for the kids room
- Dimming all the lights by 10% and adjusting the thermostats by 2 degrees if your energy consumption gets too high
- Emailing your alternative energy service provider to come clean your solar panels or service your system if energy production falls below normal