Home Automation Ideas
Have you ever thought about having an automated home but don’t know where to begin? We get it. One of the beauties of home automation is the amount of choices there are. After the first smart home installation, people will often want to do more add-ons and configurations. Unfortunately, those vast choices can also make people feel overwhelmed. If you’re one of those people, We Are More can help you out.
Here's a list of automation ideas to get you started on your smart home journey:
Possibly one of the easiest and best automations to start with is audio! Get quality speakers installed that blends in with any home style. Create music zones for sections of your house, only play it where you want it, play it in every room, or have music travel with you as you walk through the house. Put a music keypad in each room for a “push to start” on any genre you want. Customize your own music scenes for lights to dim or change color and play at any volume on command. Have a waterproof touchscreen installed to your bathroom for music freedom in the shower. Install ceiling speakers to the outdoor patio and throughout the house to have unlimited sounds no matter where you are in your home. The speakers could also be used for broadcasts in larger homes or offices so you can relay a message over the speakers. The options are endless.
Security is great to start with because it not only gets you in the groove with automation but it keeps you and your family safe. Have We Are More install top of the line security cameras, alarms, and lights at a winning price. Touchscreens can be set in place so you can see who’s at the front door without having to leave the room you’re in. Your TV can even be configured to show all cameras when you want it to, but you’ll get instant alerts and notifications whether you’re home or not. Each family member can also be given their own lock code for the house and you can create new one’s for visiting friends and family. Or if you go on vacation your house can be put on “Mockupancy” mode to activate lights so intruders think you're actually home.
Speaking of lights, another simple automation to begin with is LEDs! We say LEDs because they are the best type of lights in brightness, energy efficiency, and they’re long lasting. Install some LED colorful light strips to any room for easy modernized lighting that connects to a smart app. All automated lights can be voice activated as well. Have touch light switches installed for lighting control with dimming and brightness. Set lights to a certain percentage when walking into any room and turning off when you leave. Never worry about forgetting to turn off the lights again! Landscape lights can also be set to turn on at night and turn off when the sun comes up. Entertainment nights can also have the mood set with a “party” scene that allows lighting to be displayed wherever you decide and your favorite playlist will come on.
Losing the television remote is not fun. With home theater automation and smart remotes you’ll never lose your remote again. Home theater light switches sync with and automate your remote to beep after three taps. Home theaters can also sync with your security system to lock all entry ways when you sit down to watch a movie, switching the room into theater mode which slowly turns the lights off. If you need a bathroom break, pausing your film will automatically turn the lights back on at a low setting. This way you aren’t blinded but can still see where you’re going. When theater mode is activated you can also have your TV, speakers, and shades motorized to set the mood. Parents also appreciate the “good night” mode to turn off all televisions in the house, ensuring their kids go to sleep when they’re supposed to.
These are just the basic and popular options, but there’s really no limit to automation customizations. There’s also climate control, eco-friendly and energy efficient ideas, voice control and command options and so much more! If you’re interested in any of the above or even have some ideas of your own you want to bring to life, let We Are More help you out! Find more detailed information and ideas at Control4.
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Samara Towers does We Are More's PR & Marketing which includes writing our blogs! She was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing. She produces content to give our audience more insight and opinions on technical solutions big and small.