Make Your Home's Technology More Intuitive with Automation
Start with your home theater and make your devices more manageable and helpful
It’s a common complaint these days that as the technology in our homes has gotten smarter, it’s become much more difficult and cumbersome to use. With that sentiment in mind, it’s easy to see why the idea of adding even more technology to your home with a home automation system may be a bit intimidating.
At One Touch Living, we’re here to make sure your devices are working for you, not the other way around. A good place to start with automation for your Del Mar, CA home is a home theater installation, so here are some of the ways automation can transform your viewing experience.
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GREATER CONVENIENCE AND COMFORT
With your home theater as an anchor for your system, automation can quickly and easily streamline all your devices using one easy-to-use interface. Having one remote to manage everything at once is already a major step toward wrangling your home’s smart devices.
The power that added control provides is multiplied once you start using several devices at once. By creating presets for occasions, scenes or moods that happen frequently around your home, your new gadgets become much more convenient to use.
One example might be a “movie” or “TV” preset that combines your home theater equipment with lighting control and motorized shades. After setting up this scene with a few button presses, you can turn on your TV and speakers, dim the lights and lower the shades with a single command.
This makes your technology much simpler to understand and easier to use. Instead of worrying about which devices are doing what, you can focus on your favorite movie, TV show or sports team..
GET MORE FROM YOUR DEVICES
Another benefit of automation is that it allows you to use the devices in your home in new and exciting ways. Harnessing the power of multiple technologies for a system that is easier to control and capable of doing more things.
One example that fits well into the media and entertaining space is whole-house audio. If you’ve installed speakers throughout your home and they’re connected to your theater system, you can listen to the audio from your home theater anywhere you want. You can do the same thing with your theater’s video feed with the right setup. No more needing to pause your favorite movie if you need to get up for some reason.
Another system that integrates well with a home theater is smart security or an intercom. It’s always irksome to have to answer the door when you’re engrossed in a movie, TV or sporting event. With a video doorbell system, you can see who’s at the door, talk to them and let them inside without ever having to get up from the couch.
Hopefully these examples whet your appetite for the possibilities of smart home automation. To learn more about our home theater installation services and other solutions in the Del Mar, CA region, call our office at (858) 798-9130 or visit our website.