Modern home automation has produced innovations which were a pipe dream a mere ten years ago, but which have rapidly gained in popularity recently. Through mobile internet connectivity and local device networking, you can control everything from your lights to your motorized window shades at the touch of a button… but, aside from the convenience and the “gadget factor,” what makes a setup like this worth the time and expense that it takes to install and maintain?
A great deal of time and money goes into the design and construction of your living space. Many modern homes feature innovative architectural designs as well as important pieces of art. Light allows you to call attention to these important features and pieces.
The creation of “scenes” within an automated lighting system allows you to do just that. With the push of a button, you can activate preset lighting levels for a single room or your entire house. Popular choices include scenes for daytime, evening, and entertainment, but the options are unlimited.
Light plays an extremely important role in setting mood and ambiance. A lighting system allows you to do this both quickly and easily
Perhaps you’re used to walking around your home, turning lights on and off as you go. But imagine if your home could sense when a room was in use and adjust the lighting accordingly. Not only does this provide convenience, but consider the potential for energy savings.
How often have you forgotten to turn off a light upon leaving a room, leaving it on for hours? Or perhaps it’s time for bed. Many of us are used to walking around the house turning off all of the lights. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Automated lighting allows you to press one button on a keypad next to your bed and turn all the lights off in the entire house.
It’s a small nuisance, but it’s one that occurs over and over again. Our keypads are clearly labeled and illuminated so you can tell which button to press whether it’s light or dark. One button illuminates the entire room.
Through the use of a home remote, such as that offered by companies such as Savant further enhances your level of control. You can adjust individual lights one at a time as needed – without having to get up out of your comfortable chair.
This is one of the most popular inquiries made with regards to home automation, and yes – you can tie it into your home security system. In fact, the technology behind home automation arose from that which has been in use in remotely monitored home security systems for decades. There are a variety of popular functions available, such as turning on your home’s exterior lighting in the event that an alarm is tripped.
A Vacation mode setting allows you to set multiple processes to run automatically according to a schedule, while you are out of town.
Once in vacation mode your home will turn lights on and off, shades can be raised and lowered, all to give the impression that the home is occupied. In addition to a home security system and cameras, lighting can offer a powerful deterrent to burglars while you are thousands of miles from home.
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