Audio Video Design has been involved in the home control business longer than any company in our area. Home automation is a term describing control for a wide variety of home technology systems. Whatever the system, we think it should be easy, all-purpose control, making life simpler, more fun, and saving energy all at the same time.
A typical home contains many technology systems. These may include whole house music, intercom, distributed video, networking, security, lighting control, shading control, heating and cooling systems, cameras, pool and spa control, gate control, energy management and more. Imagine it this way, almost any system where you push a button has the ability to be tied into a central control point. A home automation system ties all of these systems together, letting you conveniently interface with them from one point of contact.
Intelligent Control - Preferential Settings
Intelligent programming pays dividends when you are ready to relax or entertain. A one button push can trigger a whole sequence of events. If you are entertaining, these events could include setting lighting scenes for specific areas of your home, starting music in the appropriate rooms, and knowing that because you are entertaining, the exterior landscape lights should stay on late.
Tying It All Together
A complete home automation system includes (and communicates with) all of the subsystems mentioned above. In a well-designed automation system, any single subsystem can operate independently. This means if for some reason your automation system had a problem, you could still independently control your lights, HVAC, etc. Nothing beats the iPad as an interface for your home automation system. It’s really changed the landscape and helped reduce the cost of today’s home automation systems. Other control points can be wall mounted keypads or your iPhone.