The Future Is Here Now– With Home Automation
It wasn’t long ago that we were all in awe of smart gadgets like the “clapper,” an electrical switch that turned on lights by simply clapping our hands, or a coffeemaker that we could program to have coffee ready for us when we woke up in the morning. Eventually, these types of smart technology inventions and the advent of the Internet in the early 2000’s led to the construction of what eventually became known as “smart homes.”
Today, with global access to the internet readily available and mobile devices and other smart technologies becoming more affordable, the concept of home automation has finally connected with the mainstream consumer. Here’s what you should know about home automation to integrate this new technology into your home.
WHAT IS HOME AUTOMATION?
Home automation is the ability to control a multitude of devices, appliances, or systems on a single network. The second, more important component of a home automation system is the ability to control that network remotely using a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other smart device through the internet. Doing this effectively, as you will read later, depends on your system’s ability to monitor—or sense—the conditions in your home to respond accordingly.
Imagine being able to control everything inside and outside your home from anywhere in the world: lights, doors, windows, appliances, security system, entertainment system, heating and cooling, pool temperatures—and anything else that can be added to your network. Because we are all unique, with different needs and lifestyles, home automation will not mean the same thing to everyone. The key question is, “How can home automation improve the quality of my life?”
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOME AUTOMATION?
There are more, but the four most important benefits of having a home automation system are for convenience, comfort, security, and savings.
Convenience is the most impacting benefit, especially when you consider the time-saving benefits of automating everyday tasks. Comfort, however, is something you will feel every time you walk into a temperature-controlled home that has been tailored to your arrival. And with a smart security system, you’ll have the peace of mind, whether you are home or not, knowing you are protected. Lastly, with home automation and the ability to control energy usage in your home, you’ll reap the welcomed reward of a lower utility bill.
HOW TO CHOOSE A HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the multitude of options and price ranges on the home automation market and everyone claiming to be the best. A good place to start before you start looking at what is out there, is to look at your lifestyle. Do your travel a lot or are you at home most of the time? What daily home functions would you benefit from the most by automating them? Which of those would offer you the most convenience and savings? You should also have a budget to work with. If your budget is low, you should look at a home automation system that is scalable so you can add items from your wish list as you can afford them later on. When you are ready to shop, the best advice is to consult with a specialist in home automation. In the Coastal Bend of South Texas, you should contact the experienced professionals at Echelon Home Theater and Security for help in choosing a home automation system that is right for you.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCT
Echelon Home Theater and Security is one of only 270 SAVANT Ambassadors in the country.
The company offers the full line of SAVANT’s home automation products (www.savant.com) featuring the highest quality and most up-to-date innovations in home automation. SAVANT, founded in 2005, was the first home automation company to integrate mobile technology into its products. Their vision was controlling the home environment from outside the home, and as technology advanced, their vision became reality.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES—THEY ARE REAL TODAY
Imagine the way you want to live and a SAVANT home will make it real. From warming your house before you wake, to pulling back the shades and adding soft music in the morning, to cooling your home before you return and greeting you with the mood lighting of your choice, to a multitude of other functions, a SAVANT home will make you fall in love with your home all over again. While at home, a SAVANT Pro Remote gives you the ability to control basically everything in your home from your favorite chair. Imagine being able to communicate with anyone at your front door from wherever you are in the world, AND capture video. You can even open the front door or garage door and let them into your home remotely if you need to. Imagine getting an alert that your keypad button was pressed or tampered with and being able to use your device to access the video recording of what happened…. you can make all that you can imagine real with a SAVANT home automation system! All you need is the SAVANT Pro app and a heart-to-heart talk with one of the knowledgeable SAVANT consultants at Echelon Home Theater and Security. Give them a call today.
Echelon Home Theater and Security is a proven leader in home entertainment systems, smart home technology, and state-of-the-art security systems for residential and commercial properties.
Call (361) 429-6453 or visit www.echelonhts.com for more information. Echelon HTS is located at 5159 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, Texas.