In the past, learning to operate different equipment throughout the home meant using multiple controllers which could be very confusing. Now with a smart home, you can control almost anything at the touch of a single button through stylish and easy to use touch screen remotes or mobile devices. Rather than using serveral different remote controls in each room of your house, with an Electronic Living control system, you will have the ability to control everything through a touchscreen or mobile device. Simply select the room that you are in, then what you would like to watch or listen to and you will be in full control! Control systems aren't only for your AV system - Control your lights, blinds, shades, security, intercom... The list goes on!
There are many different types of control systems, and they vary in suitability, depending on the requirements and scale of your home. Some of the brands that you will see featured in the gallery below are:
Today, technology has changed how we experience our homes. In the past, when you wanted to operate different equipment within your home, you would have to use different controllers for every piece of equipment. This was not only cumbersome but also inconvenient. Nowadays, with the birth of smart home apps, you are able to control all your devices and equipment using a single button right from your handheld device, touch screen remote or simply your smartphone.
What Are Smart Homes?
You may have heard about “smart houses”, and if you haven’t, then we can say that a “smart house” or “smart home” which may also be referred to as “connected home” is a house that uses the latest in technology to control or automate different things in the house. Through the use of Control 4 automation, you can control the AV, shades & blinds, security & CCTV, lights, intercom, air conditioning, and many other appliances in your home. Electronic Living partner with Control4 to supply your smart home with everything from Control4 lighting to Control 4 touch panels and remotes. No matter what Control4 product your home requires, we have you covered.
Why You Need Smart Homes
There are many reasons why making your home a smart home is essential. Smart homes can make tasks simple, with the help of automation – you use your smartphone to operate different things in the home with your centralised control system. Smart homes can also utilize smart security features such as motion detection sensors and remote access technologies to allow you to monitor your house from anywhere in the world.
Another reason you want to have a smart home is to enhance comfort. You can adjust the lighting and climate according to the temperature outside, time of the day, or individual preferences. Efficiency is an important aspect of having a smart home. It can give you control of your appliances, operate your lights and even let you know if you have left anything on. All whilst keeping track of the amount of energy being used in your home.
How Smart Homes Work
Smart homes are built on smart wiring which connects the different devices in your home. Whilst a purpose-built home internet network connects your home to the outside world. These two aspects work together to bring your home automation to life. The smart wiring allows different sections of the house to communicate with a control system. Sensors, timers, switches, and other parts are used to determine the way different automated systems need to work. The sensors and timers also determine how and when scenes or events or macros need to be triggered.
Think of it this way: you arrive in your house from work and a sensor detects that you have arrived home. It switches on some lights and deactivates various security equipment or it goes ahead to warm up your living room. At the time of going to bed, the sensor activates security sensors, draws all the curtains and turns off lights as well as appliances. This is happening intelligently and is being controlled from a central control system.
Installation of Smart Homes
Like electricity, heating, and cooling, or plumbing, smart home isn’t a do-it-yourself project. As more and more smart products are included in the home, it makes the connection more complex. A well-trained installer is required to allow the products to connect seamlessly to each other. Our team will customize and scale the home automation system to suit your needs, and adjust the system as you desire or as your needs change.
At Electronic Living, we offer smart home solutions including Control 4 and other technologies to help improve your home experience. We provide Control4 home automation that will transform the way you experience your home completely, giving you a home where your devices connect and communicate with each other, giving you full control of your home.
If you would like a smart home that offers a fully integrated experience, seeking an industry qualified smart home company is where you need to start. Electronic Living offers you peace of mind and confidence when your system is designed professionally. If you are looking for a Control4 Brisbane dealer, you can count on Electronic Living - After all, we have been recognised as Control4 Dealer of the Year!
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