A Timeline of How Automation Enhances Your San Carlos, CA Smart Home
You’ve probably heard a lot about smart home technology considering how popular the industry has become over the last few years, but do you fully understand the practical application of a home automation system? In this blog, we walk you through the functions of your smart home automation system with a timeline breaking down the smart technology engagement of a parent who splits their work between home and an office. Keep reading to learn how you can use this technology to change how you engage with your San Carlos, CA home.
6am-9am: It’s the start of the day, but instead of waking up to the tinny sound of the same song coming out of your smartphone every morning, your whole home audio plays wakeup playlist gradually increase in volume to ease you out of bed with a fresh track. Throughout your home, your motorized shades rise to let in sunlight, helping you and your family feel energized as you start your day. You tell your home automation system to play your morning news podcast while you prepare breakfast, and when you leave the house for work and to drop the kids off at school, your doors automatically lock when the garage door closes.
9am-3pm: If you split time between working from home and in an office, your smart home provides a wide variety of benefits. If you’re at the office, you can access your home surveillance cameras to see if your dogs are behaving. Are you waiting for a package to be delivered? You’ll get an alert when someone comes to your front door and a live video feed that you can communicate with from your smartphone. Unlock the door remotely so they can drop off the package, and lock it again when the job is complete. If you’re working from home, your circadian rhythm smart lighting keeps you focused and aware with cool light earlier in the day, and as your day winds down, the light warms to help you relax.
3pm-6pm: Whether you’re at work or home, it’s time to check in with the kids now that school is done. If you’re in the office and want to make sure they’ve gotten home safely, set alerts for when your kids unlock the front door as they arrive, using their own personal passcodes. You can also dial in to your Control4 Intercom Anywhere to communicate with your kids if they aren’t picking up their phones.
6pm-9pm: When you arrive back home after work, opening your garage door unlocks the door into the kitchen. Your hands are full of groceries, but you vocally command your smart home system to activate its cooking scene, which turns on lights and music and increases air circulation. Once dinner is ready, you switch to a meal scene that dims the kitchen lights while illuminating the dining, changes the playlist, and turns down the fans.
9pm-12am: After the meal, your family gathers to watch a movie in the living room, which transforms into a home theater with the push of a button. A projector screen lowers, your surround sound system turns on and switches to the necessary output, your motorized shades lower, and lights dim to create the ideal viewing environment.
12am-6am: As you get ready for bed, you catch-up on the news on your smart mirror and listen to calming music on your bathroom speakers. You push a button that turns off the lights downstairs, locks all doors, and activates surveillance cameras that will send you an alert if someone is detected on your property. Your cameras, landscape lights, motion sensors, and whole home audio create a fortified security perimeter, so you can rest easy knowing that your family and property are safe.
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