5 Must-Have Features for Your Smart Home
Spruce Up Your Space with the Latest Home Automation Technology
Deciding what you want to include in your smart home automation system can be a daunting task. Not only is there a wide range of connected devices to choose from—including light fixtures, thermostats, and speakers—you also have a variety of options when it comes to how you control them. The experts at Logic Integration can help by designing a smart home solution that is uniquely primed to meet your needs and preferences. When deciding which technology makes the most sense for your Castle Rock, CO home, you should take the following features into account.
Alexa Voice Control
The biggest thing to hit the smart home industry in 2016 was the arrival of Amazon Alexa. Major automation companies like Crestron were quick to integrate Alexa into their systems to offer comprehensive voice control. Not only can you enjoy Alexa’s standalone features—checking the weather or updating your grocery list—but now you can also manage lights, shades, temperature and entertainment without lifting a finger.
The biggest perk of integrating Alexa into a smart home system is that you can take advantage of scenes that control multiple components at once. For example, say “Alexa, Go to Bed” at the end of the day, and all the lights turn off, shades close, door locks, and your security system activates.
Smart scenes are made possible by another must-have feature: interoperability. This means that instead of having ten smart devices working separately throughout your home, you can place them all under one technology umbrella. Using our Home View platform, you can pull up your floor plan to see what devices you’re currently using and make any necessary changes.
One of the reasons we love working with Crestron is that they offer in-house solutions for almost all technology applications, ensuring a compatible home automation system throughout. They also partner with major companies in the lighting, AV, security and networking industries so you can integrate some of your favorite brands into your smart home as well.
Having centralized control of your technology –via touchpads, voice commands, or mobile apps—is one of the biggest perks of a smart home. But what if you want to manage your technology while you’re away? You may want to look in on surveillance footage, make sure all doors are locked, or start warming up your vacation home on the trip over.
All you have to do is download a mobile app that gives you access to your home automation system no matter where you are as long as you have access to an internet connection. From your smartphone, you can look in on surveillance footage while you’re at work or turn up the thermostat on your drive home.
With so many connected devices, security is always a concern. You need to make sure that you keep hackers from accessing your information. As part of your smart home installation, we also bolster your network. Not only does it need to be powerful enough to handle all the traffic, but we also strengthen its security with firewalls, encryption, and smart network practices. Through our ongoing service plans, we ensure your system is always properly protected.
It’s easy to embrace the smart home lifestyle with a custom solution from Logic Integration. To learn more or set up a consultation call us at 303-484-8237, reach out via our live chat, or fill out our online contact form.