Smart home automation is now a must in high-end new-construction homes. It sets builders apart and puts the perfect finishing touch on the 21st Century dream home. But what if you’re happy where you are and want to incorporate the latest technology into your current space? A decade ago, it would have meant lots of retrofitting and ripping out walls. The good news is that wireless technology now allows you to automate without tearing up your house. However, there are still many decisions to be made, including where to start and how much to tackle at once.
Where Should I Start With Home Automation?
When it comes to smart technology, homeowners sometimes start with one area and build on it from there. Home security is often the first step. We may dip our toes in the water with cameras and video doorbells, then move onto door and window sensors and smart locks. Entertainment is another common starting point as we look to upgrade TVs and remotes and expand to multi-room audio and home theater systems. Smart lighting and thermostats are popular additions as we look to go green and save on energy bills. And those options are often the gateway to smart appliances, which can help us make daily tasks easier. Voice assistants bring everything together as we engage our technology with simple voice commands. There’s nothing wrong with taking the step-by-step approach. But a seamless, integrated system with professional installation makes automating your existing home effortless and incredibly efficient.
How Can I Make My Existing Home Smarter?
Love your current home but want to make it more intelligent? When we turn our existing homes into smart homes, we can do it all at once or in increments. There’s a lot to be said for the seamless beauty of a holistic approach. Control is one of the most critical elements of the smart home experience. One of the most significant benefits of the high-tech lifestyle is a single hub to integrate your devices. We can use tabletop touch screens, smartphone apps, remote controls, and wireless keypads to control every aspect, from climate control to audio playlists. That’s why choosing the right platform is so important. Premium professional systems like Control4 and Savant make off-the-shelf options look like child’s play and incorporate all the functions you need.
The Control4 operating system is a perfect example of a fully integrated platform connecting smart devices to work together in harmony. Control4 allows for seamless control.
With a dashboard screen spotlighting your most frequently used functions, it makes managing your smart home easy: lighting, smart locks, home security, video, and audio. Control4’s subsidiary Triad speakers bring top-of-the-line multi-room audio into the picture. And the platform works with voice control systems, including Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Home Automation: Why The Professional Touch Matters
Off-the-shelf home automation products can be helpful in small properties that don’t require a lot of interaction. But if you fail to integrate platforms, the result is a system that feels piecemeal and disjointed. Today’s state-of-the-art smart homes require seamless, harmonious one-stop platforms. Upgrading your tech increases your home’s value and adds to your comfort, safety, and peace of mind. The best way to achieve an efficient and user-friendly system is to start with a team of home automation experts. This means professional installation and support to keep you up to speed. Aegis Technologies always begins the process with an on-site consultation. Our experts evaluate your family’s unique needs and work with your home’s design, layout, and construction for optimal results. We offer the best brands, experienced designers, and installation experts to get the job done right. And we don’t call it a day after installation. Our team is committed to ensuring you know how to use every aspect of your new technology with ongoing service and support.