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How to Give Your Smart Home a Personal Feel

Invest in a Technology Solution Primed to Meet Your Needs

How to Give Your Smart Home a Personal Feel

You’ve gone to great lengths to design the perfect home in Barrington, IL. You’ve personally chosen the kind of foliage you want in your landscaping, the artwork you show off in your living room, and the perfect layout for all your furniture. It should be no different when it comes to your technology. One of the greatest perks of a smart home automation system is that it can be customized to your specific preferences. In this blog, we show you how to make sure your system is uniquely yours.

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Choosing the Scope of Your Project

What technology is the biggest priority for you? Some families may want to focus on enhancing their entertainment, while others may care more about strengthening their security. The first step is figuring out what you want to include in your smart system. The possibilities are endless including climate, lighting, entertainment, security, and surveillance.

We recommend a full home automation system that encompasses your entire property, but we know some clients may want to start small. One-room solutions can be useful when it comes to entertainment centers—like using the Control4 EA-1 for a media room. All installations are primed for growth, so if you want to add more rooms or components in the future, it's easy to do so.

>Finding the Right Control Option

Some of our clients love the traditional feel of remote controls, so we offer smart remotes from Control4 to manage lights, entertainment, climate and more. Most of our clients, however, love dealing with a touch screen whether it's on a touchpad, tablet or smartphone. From one central user interface they can access all the technology in their home.

You can also opt for a more hands-off approach. For example, motion sensors are a great way to manage the lights in your home while reducing the number of switches on the wall. Have lights turn on when someone walks into a room and turn off when it’s been unoccupied for some time.

Another way to customize your system is to create scenes that are uniquely yours. A "Good Morning” scene opens the shades, lowers the thermostat and begins playing your favorite music when it’s time to wake up. Another scene –whether scheduled or activated manually—could alternate the color of the lights in your living room, lower the thermostat and play music when you host a party.

Stay Informed About What Matters

If you download the Control4 app, you can also take advantage of push notifications that keep you informed while you’re away. You can customize these alerts according to your specific priorities. If you’re worried about the kids making it home after school, receive a notification every time someone opens the front door, so you know exactly when they arrived. Are you worried about your dog getting into the pantry again? Install motion sensors to get a notification whenever little Fido leaves his crate and goes into the kitchen.

Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all home, invest in a smart technology solution designed specifically for you. Contact Avidia today to set up a consultation!