What is Smart Home Automation?
Explore the Benefits of Centralized Control of All Your Technology
It seems smart technology has become a catch-all term for new devices that hit the market. This has left people pondering what exactly ‘smart’ means. For the most part, it means devices that can communicate with other devices and, at times, collect and analyze data. When it comes to smart home automation, this means all the technology in your home works together to make it more efficient, safe and beautiful. Through the use of centralized control and automated responses, your Aspen, Colorado home is easier to manage than ever before.
What is Total Home Control?
There are certainly benefits to many of today’s smart devices, but just purchasing the ones you see advertised on TV can result in a disjointed approach. You’re now stuck with dozens of apps to manage your home. A smart home automation system serves as an umbrella that holds all your systems together. Using a Savant Systems solution, you can access every part of your home – like lighting, security, and audio/video - from a touchpad, tablet or mobile app.
One of the benefits of working with a custom integrator is that you get a custom solution. All our projects begin with a discovery call to figure out what parts of your home you want to include, what technology you want to use and how you want to control it. For example, many people like automating their lighting—using motion sensors to decide if lights should be on or off—while home entertainment is usually managed manually since it's not used on a regular schedule.
What Technology Can You Control?
Your smart home automation system can incorporate almost all the technology in your home including your lights, audio, video, security, climate, shades and more. In this blog, we'll take a look at three of the most popular subsystems: security, lighting, and entertainment.
- Security and Surveillance: Gain peace of mind knowing your family’s safety is always in the palm of your hands. Are you worried you may have forgotten to lock the front door or set the alarm? Pull up your smartphone to check and make the needed adjustments remotely. Your security can also benefit from automated responses. Create a ‘Vacation’ scene that turns lights on and off and closes and opens shades while you’re away to simulate activity.
- Lighting Control System: Never leave a light on in an unused room again with occupancy sensors. When there's no movement detected in a room, lights turn off to conserve energy. Centralized control makes it easier to choose which lights you want to use and how much you want to dim them. Once you find the perfect settings, save them as scenes in your system that you can pull up at the press of a button.
- Home Entertainment: Change your entertainment source –like a Blu-ray or media library—in a matter of seconds. You don’t need a different remote for your TV, surround sound and source; it's all centralized on the device of your choice. Another benefit of centralized control is that you can place source components in an AV closet to free up space in your living room, bedroom or patio. Create scenes for your favorite activities, like a “Movie Night” one that dims the lights, closes the shades, and turns on your display to your media library.
Change the way you interact with your technology with a custom smart home automation system. Contact Campbell Audio Video to set up a consultation.