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FAQ: Smart Home Automation Basics

Answers to All Your Automated Questions

FAQ: Smart Home Automation Basics

What do you think of when you hear “smart home automation?”  Do you think of the future, with flying cars and space crafts?

We might not be there quite yet – but a smart home is here in the present, and it’s a reality for a lot of homeowners!

Investing in smart home automation for your Salt Lake City, UT living space is beneficial for you and your family.  It can make even the simplest of tasks easier!

But if you are just starting out with anything smart technology related, this is the blog post for you.

Keep reading to learn more about the fundamentals of smart home automation!

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Question #1: What Is Smart Home Automation?

To break it down simply, when a device or system is deemed “smart,” it means that it is connected to the “internet of things.”  All these components and parts of one system all communicate and respond to each other online – reacting to one another’s actions.

You can program them to do anything you’d like, and they work to achieve that goal.  The best part is, you can continue to incorporate as many smart technologies as you’d like into the system.

From audio video, to smart shades and security – there are endless products and features to add on now or in the future.

“Automation” means that all of what we’ve mentioned above will work without you ever having to lift a finger.  Your system will be automated, so everything you set up to happen, will happen automatically.

Pretty nice, right?

Question #2: Is Smart Home Automation a Huge Investment?

Regardless of what kind of smart upgrade or update you get in your home, there will be some type of expense.

But not only will you find your new smart features rewarding in the luxurious and convenient sense, but also with how much money and energy they will save you in the years to come.

You can also take your time building up your smart home automation and add on to it later.  Begin with a security system or distributed audio and video, then you can bring in climate control or even build a home theater!

Start out in any size capacity you’d like – with smart home automation, you can continue to expand or stay the same with the decisions all up to you.

Question #3: How Do I Control My System?

Your system is advanced and complex – but controlling it sure isn’t.

You can use a variety of smart devices to manage it, including your own smartphone, tablet, remote, or elegant wall panels.

Schedule lighting, turn on security alarms, or set your music to come on in the morning to wake you up.

Create set “scenes” with your timers and sensors so that you don’t even have to use your device to operate your system until you’re ready to change how each technology interacts with another.

Your shades can lower when the sun sets, and your lights can all turn on at 7:00 at night – until you change something, your home does exactly what you need it to with ease.

Want to know even more about smart home automation?  Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with our team.  We’d love to hear from you!