What You’ll Need to Get Started With a Smart Home System
Why is Now the Best Time to Invest in Integrated Technology?
If one thing was clear at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, it’s that 2016 will be the year of the smart home system. Whether you call it the Internet of Things, integrated electronics or simply smart technology, virtually every aspect of your Houston, Texas home can become part of a single, unified system. But before you invest in a wearable that can give you up-to-the-minute data on the temperature of your refrigerator, you’ll want to build a smart system that will work for your lifestyle today and tomorrow. Here are some great ways to get your system started.
A Strong Network
What’s the most important part of your smart home? Is it a system that learns your habits so well that you’ll never have to remember to shut off the lights ever again? Is it a security system that can detect all kinds of potential threats before you see or hear anything? While these are all essential functions of smart automation, the answer is no.
The most important part of your system is the network. Why? Because the network is what makes all your components function together. A strong network will do more than just make sure you are able to use your devices regularly; it will help you add on to your system in the future, too.
Security and Entertainment
The two main reasons that most people jump into the world of smart automation are enhanced home security, or commercial-quality entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a state-of-the-art home theater with 4K video display, Dolby Atmos surround sound and comfortable seating, or a security system that keeps you aware of your home at all times, smart automation can do the trick. Stream real-time, HD surveillance footage to your smartphone, detect intruders as well as harmful gasses with a smart alarm system, or simply kick back with the latest tech in your home theater.
Save Time With Smart Lighting and Shading
The two most common devices found in any home are lights and window shades. Even if they aren’t “smart”, they are ubiquitous pieces of technology that add style, safety and function to any space. So why wouldn’t you want to automate them? Raise or dim the lights with a single button on your smartphone from anywhere in the world. Pre-set your shades to rise as your alarm clock goes off to make waking up easier than ever. You can even tie them into your security system to add privacy to your home. There’s no limit to the applications of your smart shading and lighting.
If you’re ready to begin building a reliable, functional and fun smart home system in your Houston property, contact us today.