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How to Embrace the Power of Smart Home Technology

Make it Possible with a Professional Smart Home Automation System

Due to our history with Absolute Sound, many of our clients know us best for our custom entertainment solutions. Within those solutions, we typically incorporate universal remotes to manage the screen, surround sound, and AV devices from one place. Did you know you could extend that to other technology in your Central Floridahome as well? Through our Crestron smart home automation systems, we make it easy for you to access lights, climate, entertainment, and more from the device of your choice. In this blog, we’ll explain what home automation is and the technology it lets you control.

What is Smart Home Automation?

A home automation system places all of your technology under one umbrella, so it’s easy for you to manage it through a dedicated touchpad, elegant keypad, smart remote, or mobile app. The smart component has to do with these various subsystems—lighting, shading, and entertainment— communicating with each other to create a ‘smarter’ environment in your home.

Your home automatically prepares for you according to your favorite settings through the use of scenes. These scenes are activated by motion sensors, voice commands, or through your chosen control device. For example, a “Welcome” scene turns on the lights, lowers the thermostat, and turns on the TV to your favorite news network when you get back from work.

What Technology Can You Include?

For our smart home systems, we partner with Crestron, the industry leader in both residential and commercial automation. One of the reasons we work with them is that they offer the most flexibility when it comes to incorporating the technology and devices you love most. Below we highlight two of the most popular ‘subsystems’ in our automated homes:

  • Lighting and Shading: From security to interior design, both natural and artificial light plays a pivotal role in your home. We install light fixtures and motorized shades that you can manage easily from a touchpad, remote, keypad, or smartphone. Save your favorite settings for any activity to pull up quickly at a later time.
    • Popular Scene: A ‘vacation’ scene makes your home look occupied while you’re away on vacation. Have lights turn on and off and shades open and close to simulate activity. It’s a great way to protect your home from intruders.
  • Home Entertainment: We typically include entertainment within our smart home packages in the form of media rooms, private theaters, or whole home audio. Make it easier to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and music at any time by having access with just the press of a button or a simple voice command.
    • Popular Scene: A ‘movie’ scene in your media room or theater closes the shades, dims the lights and turns on the TV to your favorite streaming service. All you have to do is bring the snacks and decide what you want to watch.

Wondering if smart home automation is the right fit for you? Set up an initial discovery meeting where we can work with you to figure out what technology solution makes the most sense for your home. All of our solutions are custom designed to meet our clients’ unique needs. To get started, you can give us a call at 407-448-9500 or fill out our online contact form.

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