Entertaining In Your Menlo Park Home Has Never Been Easier
The turkey is in the oven, the green bean casserole has been assembled, and the cornucopia has been arranged on the dining room table. You’re ready for your Thanksgiving Day celebration, but there’s one element that could make the holiday even more engaging and relaxing: smart home control. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, or any other holiday, smart home automation introduces new opportunities for both design transformation and home functionality that will have you wowing guests by making entertaining easier.
Keep reading to learn how a smart home control system can make your Menlo Park a holiday oasis for friends and family.
What is smart home control?
Your home is filled with smart devices that are intended to make everyday functions easier, and with a smart home control system like Control4, you bring all those separate pieces of technology together in a unified network that is easy to operate. You can access your home automation system from a touchscreen remote or your smartphone or tablet, and you can remotely access the system from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Below you’ll find three of the key elements of a smart home control system and some of their holiday applications:
Lighting is instrumental in setting the atmosphere of your home, and so much of the holiday is about embracing a new aesthetic. With smart lighting control, you can use full-spectrum LED bulbs to paint your rooms with color. You can fill your dining room with autumnal hues for Thanksgiving or surround the Christmas tree with red and green. You can even program specific scenes, so all you have to do is push a button to change the lighting configuration of your space.
The holidays can be costly, and smart lighting can help you save on your utilities. In a blog later this month, we’ll be delving deeper into the cost savings of smart home control technologies like lights and motorized window treatments, which can lower energy consumption and help regulate temperature. Make sure to check back to learn more.
Dealing with music and video can be a real headache when you have a lot already on your plate for a holiday gathering. Your smart home control system has a media distribution system that allows you to play music, movies, and TV around the house and access all of your entertainment technology from the same app as your other smart devices.
Want to have the football game on in the living room, a movie for the kids in the playroom, and music in the kitchen? Just hop into your Control4 app and choose what media you want to play in which room without ever leaving the couch.
Homes are targets during the holidays, and you can protect your property with a smart security system that combines automated locks and sensors with surveillance cameras and outdoor lighting and audio. This creates a secure perimeter around your home, and if there’s any unauthorized activity, you get a notification right to your smartphone.
Want to learn more about how a smart home control system can take the holidays to a new level in your Menlo Park home? Reach out to one of our experts by calling 415-993-7600, filling out our online form, or sending a message in the window at the bottom of your screen.