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Articles tagged with: Smart Home Automation

Set the Perfect Scene in Your Home with Integrated Lighting Controls

Manage Your Colorado Home Lighting with the Push of a Button

Set the Perfect Scene in Your Home with Integrated Lighting Controls

Imagine walking into your home at the end of a long day, and all the lights you need turn on with just the tap of a button. Now imagine consistent savings on every month’s energy bill. Both of these things are possible with a professionally installed integrated lighting control system. No matter the size of your home, Lutron products can help.

Integrated lighting controls create the perfect ambiance throughout your Aspen, CO home with the touch of a button on your favorite smart devices or a dedicated keypad. You can streamline your home lighting into one dedicated and easy-to-manage system. Keep reading to learn how you can go beyond the traditional dimmer and switch technologies and move into the future with programmable lighting controls.

Savant Home Automation and Alexa: Command Your Home with Your Voice

Take Control of Your Home, Hands-Free

Savant Home Automation and Alexa: Command Your Home with Your Voice

Home automation technology continues to march onward, and it seems that every month there's a new smart device to control something in your house. Everything is getting smart, with software connected to the Internet that allows unprecedented control and features that would be a dream just a few short years ago. Smart thermostats, smart TVs, smart speakers, and smart appliances are all available to make daily life more comfortable in the home.

The real power of all these intelligent devices is when they start working together, doing things for you with very little or no input. While having an app to control a device is good, it's even better when you have a system to coordinate all those things. That's what Savant home automation is all about, integrating your myriad of smart devices and home functionality into a cohesive whole in your Aspen home. Effortless control is about more than reaching for your smartphone to turn on a light. True home automation integrated a variety of functions to accomplish a goal - be it for convenience, increasing safety, or managing energy more wisely.

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has become extremely popular because it brings easy voice control to many smart devices. As Alexa employs sophisticated voice recognition technology to provide information, answer questions, and many other functions, Savant has brought that advanced technology to its home automation solutions to add a new dimension in home control.

Read on to learn more about what Savant and Alexa can do in your home.

Motorized Window Shades for a Vacation Home?

Here’s Why They’re a Smart Choice

Motorized Window Shades for a Vacation Home?

Do you own a vacation home in Snowmass or the Aspen area?  Most people tend to use their second homes only a few weeks a year.  Depending on their preferences, many rent them out on Airbnb or HomeAway, letting them recoup some of the considerable expense of property ownership.  In fact, half of the properties in Pitkin County are seasonal homes. 

Why would we suggest something like motorized shades for a vacation home?   We have highlighted the many benefits of motorized shades before, but you might not have thought about it for a vacation property, especially if it’s one that you sometimes rent out. 

Let’s look at a few reasons why motorized windows shades can be a smart investment for your Snowmass house or condo.

Are All Home Automation Systems Alike?

Three Unique Features of Savant Systems

Are All Home Automation Systems Alike?

As smart devices proliferate and become more mainstream, the ability to tie them together into smart home systems has become increasingly popular. As you may know, many consumer products exist to brings increased levels of automation and control to functions like lighting, entertainment systems, and thermostats. But getting all those devices to work together, consistently, is sometimes a challenge, especially in more sophisticated larger homes.

For more complex home automation applications, several well-known vendors offer the types of systems that can integrate the functions of a sophisticated smart home and make it easy to manage and automate. All of the major systems provide similar functionality, automating things like lighting, entertainment, climate, security, and window treatments. You might ask, what are the real differences?