How Home Automation Prepares Your Family for the Holidays
Get Ready for This Holiday Season With a Home Automation Solution
The holiday season is just around the corner here in northern New Jersey.
The temperatures are dropping, Christmas lights are starting to pop up and before you know it, you will be either traveling or hosting guests to celebrate the season.
We at Bravo AV know this can be a stressful time of the year for a variety of reasons. That’s why ourare designed to help your family here in the Chatham area or beyond.
How can a home automation solution help your family this holiday season – whether you’re entertaining at home or traveling to visit family? Find out below.
Staying at Home for the Holidays?
Regardless of whether you’re entertaining guests or just want to maintain your outdoor holiday lights display at an environmentally friendly cost, home automation services can help make the holidays a bit easier for your family.
For example, if you have an expansive set of outdoor Christmas lights, it might be a hassle to turn them all on in the evening and set a timer every night to ensure they all turn off in the evening. If your lights are left on for the entire night, that can waste energy and cause your energy bills to skyrocket.
A home automation solution helps by automating your Christmas lights for you. Set schedules for your outdoor lights display so that you never have to worry about turning them on or off. Or adjust them as you go with one-touch control through your home automation system’s control application.
As much as home automation helps maintain your family’s holiday cheer at an energy-efficient level, it also helps you entertain guests if you are hosting a celebratory dinner or holiday party.
One common feature of all home automation systems in addition to being able to schedule for automations to occur, is that it manages all of your home’s technologies in one single, easy-to-maneuver user interface.
You can manage everything from lights, shades, distributed audio and video systems, climate control devices and more – all from the same application. This enhances the experience of hosting guests throughout your house.
Perhaps you have a multi-room speaker system integrated with your home control system. As you and your guests socialize throughout different areas of your living space, effortlessly log onto your control application, select which rooms you would like music to play in and then choose your favorite Spotify holiday playlist. Or, if you want to watch a movie in your media room or home theater with your guests, turn on your devices, lower the lights and select which movie you would like to watch – all without needing to get up from your seat.
Home automation eliminates the stress of the holiday season by simplifying daily tasks throughout the house. While you are busy organizing and coordinating holiday events with family, enjoy effortless control of the technologies throughout your house.
Want to see how easy it is to enjoy multi-room music control with a home automation system? Check out this short video below:
Traveling This Holiday Season?
Of course, the chances are that not everyone here in northern New Jersey is staying home for the holidays.
So, what if you’re heading out of town or even out of state for the holidays?
Through your home automation system’s user interface, you can access several components of your smart home security system – for example, being able to remotely arm your alarm system, view live surveillance camera footage and secure doors equipped with smart locks. This allows you to keep an eye on your property 24/7, regardless of where you might be.
But home automation services allow you to display the illusion of occupancy – making your house appear in use, even when your family is far away from home. This can dissuade potential intruders and keep your property safe.
Through the Savant user interface, one way you can accomplish this is to schedule automated lighting and media scenes that reflect your daily usage. Even when you’re not home, your lights and TVs can automatically turn on and off to give the illusion that you and your family are at your house.
Here’s a short video that shows how you can create automated scenes with Savant:
At Bravo AV, our team is here to help you and your family prepare for the holidays through our home automation services. If you want to find out more about what we can do for your family in Chatham or throughout northern New Jersey, reach out to us today!
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