A Day in the Life with Home Automation
How Smart Home Technology Helps You Around the Clock
Some folks are naturally curious about smart home systems and are eager to adopt the latest technology. Others may respond to smart devices thinking, “Why would I need that?” If you fall into the latter group, or if you don’t know much about home automation, you may be surprised by the number of benefits it can bring to your daily life.
From the first moment you wake in the morning to later lying back on your pillow for sleep, follow us as we dive into how a home automation system will benefit your day-to-day in Dallas, TX.
Starting Your Day
There are several ways to start your day with home automation. You can create a preset schedule to adjust technology automatically; control devices with your smartphone, tablet, and remote; or manage your home with a voice-activated speaker, like the Amazon Alexa.
As you wake, automatically adjust your thermostat to the desired temperature and turn lights on in necessary rooms. Your motorized shades will all rise, letting in the morning sunshine. If you’d like, soft music can start playing over your whole-home audio speakers while you shower and get ready for work. Any exterior lights for nighttime will automatically turn off at sunrise, saving you from unnecessary electricity use.
Leaving the House
As you leave home for work or weekend fun, you can turn off your thermostat and lights and lower your home’s blinds, all in one touch of a button. If your security system is not on already, you can switch cameras and sensors to ‘on.’
Did you leave home and accidentally forget to lock the garage or turn off the HVAC? It’s no problem! You can adjust each room right from your smartphone. If the kids or pets are home alone, check in on them from your Universal Remote Control app to allow yourself peace of mind.
Heading Home for the Evening
Wouldn’t it be nice if your home could be assembled and ready before you walk through the door? Before hopping into your car to drive home, you can switch on your thermostat and outdoor and entrance lights so that you don’t have to fumble, in the dark, into a hot or frigid house. If you own a hot tub, get the heat and bubbles ready remotely from your device. And as you return home, you can schedule exterior lights to stay on until sunrise for added safety.
Time for Bed
When it’s time to retire for the night, you can automatically turn off your home’s lights, lock doors, and check your security system from one application. Before falling asleep, your tunable lighting system will set to warm-hued lights, perfect for establishing a cozy, sleepy mood. With the ideal lighting and security, you’ll sleep better than ever.
Ready to get started with a home automation system? If you’re in the Frisco, McKinney or Wiley, Texas area, 21st Century AV is your local smart home integrator. Give us a call at (972) 757-4002 or fill out our form here!