Home Automation: How It Adds Convenience to Your Lifestyle
Explore How Home Automation Services Can Impact Your Day-to-Day Routine
Managing your home’s technology sometimes can be a hassle.
From making sure every outdoor light is turned off as you head out for work in the morning to finding the right remote for your TV, you might not always have the time – or the patience – to deal with your home’s technology.
This is why a home automation solution is so appealing to many homeowners throughout the state of New Jersey. You don’t have to use a remote or a light switch or a drawstring to control your home anymore. It can happen automatically.
And our team at Bravo AV can help. In this blog, we explore how our home automation services add convenience to your day-to-day lifestyle at your house in the Warren area.
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Scheduling Automated Scenes
As we mentioned above, you might not always remember to make sure every outdoor light has been left off before you head to work – or that your TVs have been turned off and that your shades have been lowered so your home doesn’t suffer from unnecessary energy consumption during the day.
It’s a small nuisance, but it does have an impact on your home’s monthly energy bill.
Likewise, you might have a routine of making sure every light is turned off before you head to bed – but what if your home’s lights could turn off automatically, without you ever going room-to-room and wasting your own time?
With a home automation solution, you can schedule for these occurrences to happen automatically – without you needing to touch any button.
Our team can help you achieve this – not only through the installation of automation technology throughout your home but also through helping you program these commands.
For example, from your system’s control application on your smartphone or tablet, you can create scenes such as the ones mentioned above and designate a specific time for those scenes to occur every day.
Perhaps you know that direct sunlight hits your living room’s windows between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. every day. Instead of remembering every day to lower the blinds at that time, you can schedule for your shades to automatically lower every day at 3 p.m. – and for them to raise after two hours.
You also can schedule automation commands based on sunrise or sunset – for example, every day at dawn, you can direct every outdoor light at your property to automatically turn off.
Below is a video detailing how you can create a scene through a Savant home automation platform, our partner for New Jersey home installations.
Another way that home automation services can help add convenience to your lifestyle is through automated alerts regarding your home that can be sent either directly to your personal smart device or your email.
These alerts can range from something as simple as whether your child has turned on a TV past their bedtime or something as important as your home’s indoor temperatures or humidity levels spiking beyond your preferred levels.
In those cases where your automation system detects abnormalities before you even realize it, you can take proactive measures to keep your home and your family safe.
But you also can receive notifications regarding your home’s lighting systems – for example, when a light downstairs has been turned on during hours your family typically is asleep.
When something like this happens and you are instantly alerted to the event, you can quickly take action. Perhaps it’s just one of your kids finding their way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. It also could be something more sinister.
Directly from your control interface on the device you were alerted from, you can view live security cameras and door-lock status and quickly evaluate whether authorities need to be notified (which you also can do directly from your application’s interface).
As we hinted at in the section above, a home automation solution can include far more than just automated tasks.
In fact, you can experience total control of your home’s technology systems through one universal interface.
For every room that is connected within your home automation infrastructure, you also can manually manage the media, lighting, shading, security, temperature and more through your control interface.
This means that you no longer have to scramble to find the correct remote to turn on the TV in your living room or have to get up from bed to turn off the lights at night. You can manage each of those tasks from the control application on your smartphone with just a couple taps of your screen.
You even can create thermostat schedules, adjust the temperature of your pool and turn on the jacuzzi jets – all from your home automation system’s user interface.
At Bravo AV, we love helping New Jersey homeowners to add convenience to their lifestyles through home automation services.