What is a Smart Home?

Written by Sam Sheppard on . Posted in Smart Home

Control of multiple systems via an easy to use control system
- Audio
- Home Theater/Media Room
- Shading
- Lighting
- HVAC
- Pool, hot tub, landscape irrigation, appliances

Ability to automate functions (e.g. set up to have lighting turn off when room in unoccupied for a period of time)

Ability to control system when away from home (e.g. make certain all systems are off from the office)

Energy Efficiency using technology
- Lighting Control
- Automated/Motorized Shades

Easy & intuitive control

Better living through technology
- Greater access to music
- Greater access to home movies, photographs & movies
- More entertainment content
- Easier control of all systems of the house
- More secure (surveillance, lighting control)
- Ability to turn systems on or off from anywhere in the world (lighting, HVAC)

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