What’s Involved in Smart Home Automation?
Learn About the Latest in Smart Home Technology from Sound Sensations in Marietta, GA
Smart home technology is a buzzword that will define the home market in the 2020s and beyond. It’s no secret that technology further and further permeates our lives and will have a lasting impact on everything that we do, from protecting our home and family, to increasing our in-home enjoyment of life.
Over the past few years, we’ve all been introduced to smart home technology and digital assistants - like Alexa and Google - as the new hub of home automation. These communication devices act as one of the controllers of home functions, such as lighting, heating, and home security; they simultaneously act as an informational hub, where you can request information with a voice command, without having to revert to your laptop or desktop computer to find the information you’re looking for.
There are many positive aspects to this new wave of home automation systems, including increased home safety and security, and more convenience in getting simple tasks done and finding information. Since the field of smart home technology and automation has exploded over the past decade, the offerings in the smart home automation market have grown immensely. Below, our smart home device installation experts provide an overview of the components needed to bring your home into the 21st century.
Home security systems generally consist of cameras, sometimes tied to a smart doorbell, that give you a comprehensive view of what’s happening around your home at all times. These systems allow you to control access to your home both while you’re inside your home, as well as from other locations, such as at the office or on vacation. The advantage of these systems is evident. You’re automatically screening events happening at your doorstep (and other areas) via cameras that can be connected to an alarm system company or even your local police department.
The newest wave of home automation comes in the form of high-tech appliances and home systems that can be regulated at the touch of a button on your smartphone. From smart fridges that can tell you what food you have left, to washing machines that can be hooked up digitally to your electronic home control panel to cut off the water supply if your water main breaks, these smart automation systems are quickly becoming indispensable to the modern, busy homeowner.
Other important systems that are now controlled digitally from integrated home automation suites are your modern heating and air conditioning systems - or environmental room systems, as they are more aptly called. For any of these systems, the digital interface allows you to control the temperature settings of your home from any location, be it your office or the grocery store. This comes in handy when sudden weather changes or emergencies occur that necessitate a quick adoption of new settings when you’re not at home. These systems also allow you to set times throughout the day for your home temperature to increase or decrease automatically, saving you energy and money in the long run.
Home lighting system upgrades that integrate with smart home automation are another important factor that’s part of your overall smart home setup. We all know that homes are less likely to be broken into when lights go on and off, giving the impression that someone is home.
As you can see, the advantages of smart home automation to the average homeowner are irrefutable. Simply stated, you’re taking complete control over your home systems, giving yourself the ability to control anything you want with your own hands via the help of these home automation systems.
Home Office Automation
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a tremendous move toward working at home rather than at the office. We believe that this development will continue in the coming year, as decentralized work locations are now becoming the norm. It’s much cheaper and equally productive for corporations to have employees work remotely. Skype, Zoom, and Google Meet have made the remote home office the centerpiece of modern productivity, with telework expected to stay a major part of our work life over the next decade.
The home adaptation of an office space from which you can set up team meetings via video application allows you to share presentations from your laptop or tablet with your colleagues seamlessly. Integrating excellent audio capabilities and wide-angle, high-definition cameras will make your home studio experience look like being in the meeting room at your company. All these functions can be easily integrated into your existing smart home system.
Special Home Theater and In-House Sound System Automation
The most enjoyable aspect of home automation can be the installation of a new home theater, complete with smart devices, streaming capabilities, and killer audio. With a setup like this, you can enjoy the creature comforts of home while fully immersed in the best movie experience outside of a large screen cinema. Expert installation of your home theater enables you to control room lighting, sound applications, and room ambiance via your phone or digital assistant.
Installation of Smart Home Technology
Of course, if all the components of your home automation system aren’t connected and configured correctly, then you may as well save your money. Much like the ever-increasing level of difficulty in installing sound systems in your vehicle, smart home automation necessitates a dedicated expert to give you the best installation experience. The level of potential compatibility and technology security issues when integrating a variety of systems with your smartphone or in-home information hubs is why our expert installers are so dedicated to setting up your home automation system. Here at Sound Sensations in Marietta, we want you to think of us as your one-stop solution provider for in-home technology and automobile technology.
We look forward to seeing you at our showroom to discuss your plans for including smart home technology into your home, helping you to find the best smart home devices. Sound Sensations in Marietta is a leading smart home device installation provider, with a wide range of the best smart home devices on the market. Get in touch today by calling us at 770-429-1600.