If you have home automation, you already know how it adds ease, comfort and convenience to your daily life. Using a smartphone app, tablet app or universal remote, you have one-touch control over the audio and video, climate and lighting of your home.
But did you know that you can extend the same one-touch control and convenience to outdoor entertainment? As summer heats up in Lafayette, LA, look no further for an excuse to spend more time outside.
Take a peek at our fun day-in-the-life scenario to see all the ways you can use smart technology outdoors!
It’s a warm and sunny summer morning, and you decide to start the day with a refreshing swim. You grab your phone from your bedside table and click on your Control4 mobile app, which contains all of your smart systems and devices. With one tap, you select a Spotify playlist to begin playing from the outdoor speaker system. The pool feels amazing, and you close your eyes to let the music and cool water wash over you.
After an hour, you decide to dry off in the sunlight on the deck. You remember that last night you downloaded the latest episode of your favorite podcast to your Apple library, so you reach for your smartphone and use your smart home app to switch out the music for your podcast. It’s also pretty hot outside by now, and you’re worried about burning, so while you have your phone in hand, you extend the motorized awning over the pool deck with one tap. As you relax in the warmth, you think that this is a sublime way to spend the morning.
It’s time for dinner and drinks out on the patio, now that it’s finally warm enough to sit and eat outside. You throw some burgers and veggies on the smart grill, grab a glass of wine and head out to sit under the pergola in the garden as the sun sets. You’re not worried about keeping a close eye on the food, because your grill has a smart thermometer that will send an alert to your phone when the food is cooked.
It’s a beautiful evening out. Using your Control4 system, you’ve synced the landscape lighting with the sunset. Lights across the garden flicker on slowly and intensify as the sun continues to sink. When your phone beeps that the food is ready, you head back across the yard, guided by evenly distributed garden lights, and re-enter the warmly lit patio for dinner.
You don’t want the day to end, so you decide to cap off the evening with an outdoor movie night. You reach for your phone, pull up your Control4 app, and click the “Patio Movie Night” scene. Instantly, the wall-mounted lights on the patio turn off, the in-ceiling surround-sound speaker system turns on and the large flatscreen TV powers up. You settle down to watch your movie and finish off a fun and relaxing day.
Can’t wait to experience your own day in the life with everything outdoor entertainment has to offer? Electronics Professionals can help you get started. Call 337-268-9753 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. You can also use our live chat service to speak with a representative. We look forward to hearing from you soon!