The popularity of smart home control is on the rise. You’ve probably heard about products like smart security systems and motorized shades individually, and these features can have a huge impact on the lives of homeowners and the value of a home. However, when all the technologies work together systematically, each product’s efficiency, ease-of-use, and convenience is multiplied. If you’re a builder, designer or homeowner in the River Ranch neighborhood of Lafayette, LA, it’s time to discover the power of smart home automation. Read on to discover what a smart home means and the most popular features of the technology
When a home is truly smart, the technologies work together on one control platform. The effect is that devices will intuitively adapt and change together to enhance the homeowner’s lifestyle. This can mean shades that go down automatically when the sunlight is likely to cause glare and lights that simultaneously turn on to offset the decrease in natural light. It can mean a security system that utilizes the home’s audio to deter unwanted guests by saying “Stay Out” when an alarm is triggered. This intelligent cooperation among separate devices is accomplished through an integration system. Some of the best-known brands are Control4 and Crestron.
The control system is one of our favorite features of home automation. When all of your devices lie under one system, you don’t need twenty remotes to start the television. You can use one remote, your smartphone, or a tablet to turn on the TV, adjust the volume, turn down the lights and stop the music from playing in the next room. Also, since mobile devices can make the adjustments, you can be away from home and keep an eye on your technologies. Let’s say a light was left on in the morning—simply use your phone to turn it off from the office. You can’t beat the convenience of universal control.
Now, you may be asking: what can I control? There are countless options and ways to mix and match technologies to fit your home and lifestyle. Plus, new smart devices are constantly being introduced, everything from mattresses to ovens. Below, we have listed several of the most popular solutions:
If you build, design, or own a home in the Lafayette area, contact us today. We can help take your spaces to the next level with smart home control.