Getting Started with Home Automation
What Can I Control?
Obtain the ability to manage your home lighting from where ever you are in the world. Control individual lights located in different parts of your home all from your own bed, kitchen, car, of even if you are poolside at a resort on the other side of the planet. Home automation gives you full authority over your home’s lighting from where ever, whenever.
Cameras have been a staple of home and business security for some time now and advancements in technology have allowed for improved optics, sensors, and many other special features including the ability to remotely view your property. Log into your camera and visually see, in real-time, specific areas of your home or business while you are away. Rotate, reposition, record, zoom, and snap photos all from the palm of your hand. Go a step further, and automate your camera to record at a specified time. Even allow it to automatically snap a picture when it senses movement. Cameras add a vast amount of unique features and capabilities to anyone’s property. Security Systems & Access Control
Security Systems & Access Control
Remotely open a garage door or unlock/lock a specific door within your home all from your fingertips. With a home automated security system, your house can directly contact you, sending an alert about a specific security related event that has occurred on your property. Be it a trespasser, water leak, or a sudden rise in temperature, home automation remains on guard for you.
Home Theater & Entertainment
Your Home Theater system has many components, from Blu-Ray Players and external D/A converters to digital cable boxes and HTPCs. Every part of your Home Theater system performs very specific roles to envelop you in audio-visual nirvana. Home automation can power on specific components and select which inputs and outputs to switch to all from one remote and all from one button. No longer do you have to manually perform several different steps to achieve a single outcome. Home automation performs for you and brings easy management to your ever growing Home Theater system.
A home automated phone system can provide many benefits, such as increased security, privacy, and even home monitoring. Caller screening assures that only specific numbers trigger your phone to ring, silencing those callers best avoided. Call into a distant vacation home and receive live information about the current status of your property be it current weather in the area, security breaches, and even if there are any water leaks. With such a system in place, you can rest assured that you’ll receive no surprises upon arriving at your favorite vacation home.
A remote controlled thermostat provides you with complete control over your home’s temperature. Operate your home’s heater or air conditioning while from the cozy confines of your bed, in your car while driving from work, at an airport as you wait for your flight to leave, or when your flight touches down in another country. Receive alerts when temperatures get too low or too high, keeping your pets and plants happy while you’re away. Maintain a comfortable living environment within your home all from your fingers tips.
Home automation doesn’t only apply to the insides of your home, but even to the lush plant life that surrounds it. Automate your properties home irrigation system and set your own preferences and automation do the rest. Conserve water and save money with sensors that sense rain, shutting off your sprinkler system so you don’t waste precious water. Your sprinkler system can even trigger if it senses movement on your lawn turning your irrigation into a home deterrent against animals and trespassers.
Cable & Structured Wiring
Home automation can be accomplished using various types of connectivity. What's great is that many of today's home automation products need no new wires - so they are perfect to retrofit into an existing home. If you are building new or doing a major remodel, please consider adding networking, audio, video and control wiring while it is easy and relatively inexpensive. Later on you'll be happy you did.