What’s the Point of Smart Home Automation If You Can’t Have Fun With It?
You know you’ve done it at least once in your life. You’ve dropped a ton of money on a piece of exercise equipment and never used it. Or maybe you tried playing guitar for a few weeks and gave up because it was too hard.
The fact is, nobody wants to learn how to use something. They just want to use it – and have fun with it. So if you’ve installed a smart home automation system in your Atherton, CA property, you could be facing the same thing.
Here, you’ll find five solid tips on how you can start enjoying more with your integrated smart technology.
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#1: Control it Your Way
Look, some people love vanilla and others love chocolate. There’s no accounting for taste. And that means you don’t want to control your system the same way as everyone else.
Some people prefer hard-button remotes, while others love the customizability of touch-panel devices. Your system can work the way you want it, and you only have to include the things you’ll actually use.
#2: Don’t Forget Voice Control
One of the coolest technologies to hit the shelves in recent years is voice control. Sure, we’ve seen plenty of versions of it for decades now. But modern platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant use the internet to help make voice control a practical solution for your home.
And the best part? Both platforms integrate with your smart home system. That means you could say “Alexa, dim the lights by 60 percent,” and watch it happen.
#3: Get Creative With Your Lighting
Lighting does a lot. It keeps you safe. It makes your property more beautiful. It helps turn a house into a home. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring, especially when you use your smart home features to craft the perfect lighting arrangement.
Say you’re getting ready for a family get together this holiday season. You can quickly design a lighting scheme that emphasizes exactly what you love about your home.
Highlight new pieces of furniture or artwork. Lower the lights in the areas you don’t want guests to notice as much. Save the settings and label them with a customizable name. You can easily return to it with the touch of a button.
#4: Don’t Forget – it’s Integrated
When you choose a lighting arrangement, don’t just select the right illumination. Create an entire scene that works for the occasion. Select a music playlist and add it to your lighting arrangement. The combination will help create the perfect mood for you and your family.
For instance, select a holiday track listing and adjust the hue of your lights to holiday-themed red and white. You’ll have the perfect setting for your party.
#5: Make Each Room Unique
Once you’ve chosen the perfect lighting arrangement and playlist for the media room, why not create something new in the dining room, kitchen and back porch?
In your smart home, each room can be controlled both simultaneously and separately. So if you want to craft the perfect setting for each space, it’s entirely possible.
And if you want to shut everything down and head off to bed, you can do that with a single button. Your smart home is as versatile as you make it!
We all need a little help to figure out how to use the tech in our homes. If you want to talk to a member of our staff who can answer all of your questions, just click the “Let’s Talk!” button in the bottom right of your screen.