How Does Home Automation Work in Winston Salem ?
It is hard to explain how Home-Automation works because there isn’t one universally accepted protocol. The technology varies from country, company, and type of automation. Often, because the Home-Automation market in Winston Salem is so lucrative and fast-paced, companies will withhold new developments.
Technology has been growing at insane speed, and it isn’t slowing down. Things we once only saw in science fiction are now a reality. You can call people from your watch like James Bond, talk to your computer like Hal 9000 (though hopefully not just like Hal) and now you can have a smart home like Iron Man.
Smart home technology has actually been around for a few years. Bill Gates started building his smart home in 1988 and finished in 2005. Today, you don’t have to be a billionaire to own a smart home, and it certainly won’t take 17 years to construct. Whether you want to run your home through a central system, or are happy with app-based devices your options are very broad, and just keep widening.
High Tech Home Automation Upgrades
The modern home has so many automated devices in place, some obvious some not. Home automation may seem like something Q would equip James Bond with, or that only the wealthy have. But when you think about it many facets of technology in your home are already automated - heating timers, underfloor heating in some rooms, security alarm, security cameras, perhaps your garage door. These are all elements of home control technology on an individual scale. The real trick is to have that one all-encompassing system that combines all the smaller automation elements in each autonomous system and combines them into a single neat interface for you and your family to live with. The control system can then "listen" to all it's connected devices and react to alerts either for security reasons, entertainment reasons, or just for convenience!
Security alarms nowadays are much more of a complex beast than before. Many have built in home automation features in addition to the traditional network of PIRs, contact sensors and sounders. Already it is commonplace for an alarm to automatically call out to the police when activated, perhaps send an alert to a call centre or to your mobile. But with a control system in place the alarm (or a panic button press) can be listened for and can go on to activate a series of events. All the lights can turn on. All the windows and doors will close/lock. The cameras all go into record mode and display on the tv screens which have also all turned themselves on. Perhaps the outside lights flash on and off to alert the neighbours to a potential danger. With a control system like this in place you are making sure you and your family are safe. Neighbourhood safety is increased too (assuming you like your neighbours!).
Home automation isn't all serious and boring. Your home automation system can embrace your multiroom audio and multiroom video system. With the same keypad on the wall that you can flick on the lights, your automation system will also let you turn up the music, turn on the TV. Every morning have the house automatically play your favorite song or radio station as an alarm. When you come home at night and you press your garage door button in the car, the home automation system will pick up your personal flag and put the TV onto your favorite channel, turn on the lights for you, open up the rooflights maybe. Having friends over? With a push of a button on a keypad the ambient lighting will come on over the drinks table, some cool music will play through the speakers, the fire may ignite. Hand around the wireless automation controller or iPad and you can choose music to play with one another.
Your Home Automation system will make your life easier. Most of the time running automation tasks in the background that you aren't even aware of! With lighting pathways in place come home and press WELCOME on the home automation keypad and the hallway, kitchen and stairwell lights will all activate. In the background the system will make sure you are only using the amount of brightness necessary to illuminate the way, saving bulb life and energy bills. Go to bed and press GOODNIGHT and the home automation system will close the curtains, turn off the lights, shut off the TV, leaving you to have a peaceful sleep knowing you are safe and secure in your automated home.
Combining security and convenience (and potentially even entertainment) with modern iPads and similar devices you can log on to your home automation system on the move! Check your security cameras from work to see that the cleaners are doing their job, or that the kids are safe. Forgot to turn off the heating before going on holiday? Pickup your laptop and load the home software and shut the heat off. Make sure the lights are off too!
Having home automation is an unobtrusive elegant solution. It takes the wall acne of a thermostat, light switch, blinds switch, CCTV screen, door entry phone, music keypad all being on the wall together, and replaces it with an elegant single keypad or touchscreen interface. It doesn't necessarily need to be whole home automation, perhaps just the key rooms in the house. Or just the ground floor living areas.
Home Automation - Life Made Easier And Comfortable
What is home automation? This is where technology and convenience meet, developing a network made up of separate devices that all work in harmony together. This networked system gives you the control instantly over other individual devices as well as appliances throughout your house. You decide how a device should function, when it needs to start and why it should start. You set up the schedule and the remainder is automated and based on your overall personal preferences providing, control, convenience, money savings and an overall smarter home.
Scan Your Property
Home automation provides security and safeguards your home by always being on guard and ready. Starting with a security camera's eye scanning everything to a sensor for water that alerts you of what could be a costly leak, any automated security system for your home will keep your property under guard so you are able to react immediately when notified of a problem.
Automate and control every appliance or device in your home whether you are there or miles away in an entirely different country. This automation works efficiently for saving money on utilities and providing convenience overall.
Have the ability to manage the lights from wherever you are in the world. Control each individual lights that are in different parts of the home all from a console by your own bed, car, kitchen, or even poolside from some resort at the other side of the planet. With this automation, you have full authority over the lighting of your home from where ever you are. Turn a few lights on so making it look as if someone is home. Turn them off in the morning.
Cameras are the staple of business and home security for many years but advancements in the technology have permitted for improvements in sensors, optics and other special features such as being able to view your property remotely. Log into the camera system and view in real-time, various areas of the home or business while you are absent. Reposition, rotate, record, zoom closer, and snap photos all with the click of your mouse on your laptop. You can even go further; have the camera record at a particular time. Even allow it to automatically snap picture when it senses movement. Cameras actually have a vast amount of features that are unique to monitor any of your property.
Security Systems & Access Control
Open a garage door remotely or unlock/lock a certain door within the house all from your laptop. With an automated home system, your house is able to contact you, send an alert when a security issue has occurred. It might be gas-leak, trespasser, or sudden temperature rise - home automation stays on guard for you.
You should automate your home first for safety whether you are at your home or not. You should automate your home second to save on utilities by leaving things off when you are gone turning them on when you start for home. Third for convenience, your coffee can be made for you in the morning and your favorite music is on when you get home in the evening - with something already cooking in the oven.
Let us bring your home in Winston Salem into the future of technology. Contact us today for a free estimate for your smart home automation project.
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