You’ve likely heard the term “smart” used to describe several different products. Smartphones and Smart TVs are two such examples. In general, when a product is said to be “smart,” it means that it can do several different things and connect to several different technologies. Even your home can be smart!
The smart home is an example of how technology can link several things you do every day into an easy-to-access central control system that can be used from several sources such as tablets and smartphones. A smart home can make living far more relaxing in several key areas, increase efficiency, and provide security. Here are examples of what a smart home can do.
Turn on your lights when your away, control the a/c to save on power bills, have the shades shut when the sun is shining through a window, lock the doors and turn on the security system automatically so you won’t forget. The benefits are numerous with home automation. Performance Audio can professionally design and install the necessary equipment you need for a home automation system.
Conservation and Efficiency
Conservation of energy is one of the most important elements of home ownership. By leaving on the lights, for example you waste energy, drive up the cost of your electric bill and have to replace light bulbs more often. With home automation, you can better control your lighting, conserving energy and driving down costs. Performance Audio uses the best technology and has the experience to help you design and install smart home systems.
Smart Lighting: With a lighting control systems , you can control all the lighting in your home with the touch of a button. For example, you can easily turn off lights when you leave a room, turn them on when entering a room, or turn on outdoor lights when going outside. With a smart home you don’t have to worry about lights being left on.
Smart Shades: Shades are a great way to let light into a room and block light when it’s not wanted. Much like smart lighting, you can control these shades from your central controls to open or close. This makes it easy to let light in when it’s bright outside saving on the need for artificial lighting. Also with more advanced smart shades you can set them to open and close on a schedule saving time and effort.
In a smart home, your entertainment is seamlessly integrated replacing multiple remotes and the work of having to adjust settings across multiple devices one at a time.
Home Theater: With central control of your home theater, you can easily adjust the volume on your surround sound system and the settings on the DVD or Blu-ray player. This allows you to make adjustments all at once without the need for multiple remotes.
TV: With a smart home you can easily control every TV in your home. Aside from easy power control you can also set channels, select input sources, and control the volume.
Alarm Systems: You can check your home’s alarm settings via a smart device (phone/tablet) and change them as needed. If you forgot to turn on your alarms, you can fix that or you can turn the alarms off to allow other people entry who don’t have a method to access the controls.
Home Control: With a smart home, you can control every aspect of your home’s security systems. That includes viewing your security cameras to know exactly what’s going on, turning on security lights, and accessing locks and alarms.
Locks: With lock controls you don’t have to worry about leaving a door unlocked or worrying if you forgot to shut the garage. With centralized remote control to all your locks, you can instantly determine what’s locked or unlocked and change that as needed.
At Performance Audio, we have years of experience in setting up smart homes for our customers. Please consult with us today for any questions you may have about smart home installation.