We provide inspired solutions for automating your home, providing you with increased safety, security, and peace of mind while also saving you money on monthly bills.
We’ve all done it at least once and probably several times. You’re in the car on the way to work. Or, even worse, on the way to the airport for a flight for a business trip or a long-awaited vacation. And you get that little tickle in your brain.
Did I lock the front door? Did I close the garage door? Did I turn the coffeemaker off? Did my daughter unplug her flat iron?
It’s always something, right? But what do you do? Do you turn around and go home to deal with the what-ifs? Do you try to forget about it and assume your home is safe and secure? Do you call a neighbor to check it out? And wait, does that neighbor even have a key?
It doesn’t have to be stressful. You can be assured your home is safe, you can save time, and you can save money. With smart home automation.
Our team of experts have helped families in our area automate their homes, whether as a part of new home construction or the remodeling or renovation of an existing home.
Do you own a robotic vacuum? Or Amazon’s Alexa device? If so, you’re a part of the 90% of Americans who are already on the home automation bandwagon. But did you know that aside from simplifying your day, installing smart home systems and technology can save you upward of 30 minutes a day and as much as $2,000 a year in household bills? If such facts sound appealing to you and you haven’t yet put much thought into automating your home, perhaps now is the time to do so.
According to the team, the absolute best smart home technologies to include in your new build or renovation project are systems that address energy management, home security, and lighting. Such systems are generally internet-connected, making it easy to control essential features of your home (and, by extension, your life) from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
Heating and cooling, especially while you are away from home, can be vexing and expensive. Maybe you’ve tried one of those thermostats you can schedule? Those buggy, complicated, and decidedly non-intuitive devices that hooked into your existing HVAC system and that you controlled through a panel on your wall? Those devices that were so difficult to use that they were barely worth your time or energy? Yeah. Today’s smart technology energy management systems are nothing like that. With installation by us, today’s advanced (and easy to use) systems ensure your home will always be comfortable and that you’ll save money.
From smart thermostats to temperature sensors to even smart vents which open and close to help regulate temperature by room, we can guide you when it comes to automating your heating and cooling.
More families than ever are opting in for automated security systems, which allow you to both manage and monitor alarms, cameras, door locks, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors right from your phone. No longer will you have to turn your car around or cross your fingers and hope for the best.
Automating your lighting is another avenue to saving money—and your sanity. Do you have family members who turn lights on in every room they enter? And yet it never occurs to them to turn them off? A smart home lighting system allows you to turn them off with a click of a virtual switch on your phone or if there is no activity for a certain period of time, the light can be programmed to turn off by itself. You can also easily program lights to turn on or off 45 minutes before or after sunrise/sunset respectively.
Or perhaps you like to turn on outdoor lights at night for an added layer of security. No need to go back downstairs to flip the switches. Now you can do so from your tablet—in bed or have them programmed automatically.
We can install a system for you that allows you to set lighting timers and control motion detectors as well.
Additional Home Automation Options
As the market for such systems and devices grows, so do the innovations. Today you can buy smart appliances—including washers and dryers that connect to your wireless network and alert you to maintenance or repair needs and refrigerators that can help you keep on top of your shopping list.
Smart outlets also connect to your wireless network and are a favorite of our team. Turn off that coffeemaker or hair appliance by shutting off the outlet, again, right from your phone.
Voice-controlled assistants (like Alexa or Google Assistant) and whole-home entertainment systems make life easy and streamline our daily schedules. They can also connect to our other automation systems and provide another means for controlling, for example, our thermostats and lights.
Clearly, the benefits of home automation are significant, from savings and safety to comfort and peace of mind. Whether you just want to dip your toes into automation or you’re ready to do all the automation, you’ll need an experienced, professional partner to lead the way. We would be happy to help discuss your home automation options for your new custom home or existing home renovation.
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