Although it may have taken years to become a reality for many of us, the smart home has finally arrived. Devices designed to turn your 'dumb' home into a smart hub are more popular than ever. You can now turn your thermostat up, lock your doors, and play your music with a simple voice command.
Smart Home systems are changing the way our residential customers interact with their homes, while reducing energy consumption, saving money, and adding convenience and security. Smart Homes can involve numerous types of accessories that perform a wide variety of functions. WIREONE has been installing these systems for years and is standing by and ready to serve you, whether you’re learning about Smart Home systems for the first time or an experienced aficionado.
A smart home is one in which the various electric and electronic appliances are wired together to a single controller, which may be your phone, tablet or other device, allowing you to control a variety of features of your home through a single interface, or automatically causing things to happen at certain times. For example, heating can be set to come on automatically at 6:00AM on winter mornings, the lights can be set to turn on or off at specific times, the security system can be activated remotely, or a visitor at the door greeted from your office.
In the most advanced form of smart home, there's a computer that does what you normally do yourself: it constantly monitors the state of the home and switches appliances on and off accordingly. So, for example, it monitors light levels coming through the windows and automatically raises and lowers blinds or switches the lights on at dusk. Or it detects movements across the floor and responds appropriately: if it knows you're home, it switches light and music on in different rooms as you walk between them; if it knows you're out, it sounds an intruder alarm.
There are numerous advantages to installing a Smart Home, including:
It seems like a week doesn’t go by without the introduction of a new Smart Home device. Fortunately these systems are designed to easily accommodate new technologies. A few of our favorite current devices include:
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