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The Ease of Automation

The Ease of Automation

The Ease of Automation


What is home automation? To put it simply, it’s about making the complex simple. Considered a luxury by many, and indeed custom lighting control, motorized shades and music streaming throughout your home add elegance, warmth and a layer of luxury, but the true purpose of home automation is to make the everyday easier. Home automation automates features such as your lights, window shades, door locks, HVAC, garage door, security and more. It makes them talk to one another, work together as one. Without question, it’s convenient to pull up in front of your home late at night and, right from your phone, be able to activate a welcome scene that lights your path and home’s interior while unlocking the door and disarming the alarm. But it also helps keep you safe. And imagine if faced with a life-threatening medical emergency or house fire – an integrated lighting and security system could flash the outside lights to quickly alert first responders.

Home automation is about enjoying life’s moments, freeing you from simple tasks. Along with saving time, it also helps save you money by adding energy-saving efficiencies. Occupancy sensors can trigger lights to turn off in an empty room. Window shades can raise and lower to either take advantage of the sunlight or block it out when the AC is cranked up. Lighting control with pre-set scenes of slightly dimmed lights also yield savings, while adding ambiance and convenience.

Parents appreciate getting an alert when their teenager arrives home safely after school. Caregivers are thankful that simple features like voice-control can provide an aging parent greater independence. How could you simplify your everyday with home technology? Are you ready to enjoy life’s little luxuries? Let’s get started.

Home Automation Improves Homes, Lives and Resale Value!

Home Automation Improves Homes, Lives and Resale Value!

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By now, you’ve probably heard about – if not own for yourself – Amazon’s Alexa. You might even belong to the 25 percent of people who own some other kind of smart home product.

What you might not have heard is that smart home technology is making its mark on the real estate industry. In fact, artificial intelligence (like Alexa) and other smart home technology can actually increase the resale value of most homes – an important factor to consider now that more Millennials are buying homes and interested in these connected devices.

This shift comes as no surprise. Smart home technology can increase energy efficiency, which saves homeowners money on utility bills, while also providing an eco-friendly appeal. Combine this with the added convenience of technology controlling your thermostat and connecting all of your media, to the safety and security of keyless entry, video doorbells and 24/7 monitoring, and it’s no wonder why so many homeowners are investing in this tech to improve their homes and lives.

Houzz also reported an increase in the importance of smart technology integration among home buyers, especially first-time buyers, in their 2017 Houzz and Home renovation overview. This increase came along with an increase in “green” energy and material trends, as well as improving the functionality of a home and alleviating health concerns, which can also all be addressed with the right smart tech.

Having control over every aspect of their home is so important to some home buyers that integrating these systems can not only increase the overall market value of your home by 3-7 percent, but also help you sell it sooner. According to A Lot Living, the automation systems that can add the most value to your home “include whole house lighting control, automated door locks, temperature control that works from a phone, and security cameras, as well as home alarm systems.”

At a time when people are busy and constantly connected, home buyers are prioritizing the connectivity and convenience offered by home automation and other smart technology systems. So whether you’re looking to buy your first home or sell one you’ve had for a years, consider the benefits of a fully-automated home.

Luxury Trends in Home Automation

Luxury Trends in Home Automation

Luxury Trends in Home Automation

If you thought luxury in home automation ended with fancy shades, think again!

The South Florida lifestyle is nothing if not luxurious, and your home should be no exception. Design and lifestyle no longer have to be compromised when it comes to implementing home automation technology. In fact, luxury living is merging with smart tech to provide the epitome of style and comfort.

From a decked-out summer kitchen by the pool, to an audio system outside on the dock, to in-home theatre – the options are endless. Luxury automation can be implemented throughout your home, whether you want a high-tech wine cellar, fine-tuned air quality, or a serious security system.

Home automation technology provides the epitome of luxury when combined with your own design style. The right technology will allow you to have complete control of everything in your home – from the window shades and lighting, to the temperature, and even your security system. Improvements in this technology provide you access to your entire home from your phone or tablet at the touch of a finger or a simple voice command.

Whether you want a top-of-the-line smart kitchen or an over-the-top outdoor movie theatre in your Oceanside retreat – there is a perfect mix of home automation technology for you, which can be designed to suit your individual design style.