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Get Smart, Not Stressed

What exactly is a SMART home, and what makes it so smart to have?

Get Smart, Not Stressed

A SMART home seems to be a lot of things, and for a lot of reasons.  To some it’s an all-in-one, literally the whole house, remote control.  To others, it’s a reassuring security system.  It’s a convenience, it adds to your home’s resale value, it supports energy efficiency, and the list goes on.  But what’s the common denominator?

What makes the home automation market worth a projected 78.27 billion dollar industry by 2022? It simplifies your life.  Sure, it’s elegant, it’s a solid investment, it enables you to be remote, it’s all those things, but what it does is make life easier.  And isn’t that nice to come home to?

So what features would you want?  Our partner Control4 put together a simple 2-question planning guide that helps get you thinking:

What do you want to achieve with your automation project?

  • Update the look of your home or business 
  • Update the look for resale purposes 
  • Improve the function of your home or business
  • Incorporate energy efficiency
  • Provide added security
  • Access and control from anywhere

What do you want to control?

  • Home theater/entertainment
  • Whole house audio
  • Lighting
  • Comfort (heating and cooling)
  • Security and monitoring
  • Communication

Now think about compatibility.   Consider your favorite services such as Pandora, Deezer, napster…and your favorite friendly products like echo, nest, Sonos, Sony and even Kwikset – all can be integrated onto one platform – imagine!

So the trick is to get all these devices and services to work together in harmony.  That part you leave to the professionals.  No stress, right? Technology is quickly evolving and today’s home automation integrators stay on top of these cutting-edge technologies, with the proper training and certifications to get your disparate pieces to blend in unison.  Music to your ears? 

Now don’t you feel smart?