3 Ideas for Creating Smart Home Scenes

3 Ideas for Creating Smart Home Scenes

Create Memorable Moments with Smart Home Automation Most smart homes have typical scenes like “Good morning”, “Goodnight” and “Away.” But the real beauty of automation is being able to create unique sequences for your Fishers, IN home. Pick whatever room you want to alter, the features you’d like to control, then save it all under a custom name. Yes, smart home automation is convenient and offers a lot of benefits like saving energy, but it can also be used for fun too. Here are some ideas for creating scenes that will aid in getting that party or personal goal started. SEE ALSO: Take Control of Your Indianapolis, IN Home with Control4 Pool Party Make the most of the warmer months by enjoying your pool as much as possible. Plan a pool party with your smart home system by creating a music playlist and distributing the music to your landscape speakers around the pool and hot tub. Turn on the outdoor Seura TV and stream the football or baseball game. If it’s a late-night rendezvous, you can add a lighting setting to the scene and brighten the pool, walkways, and bar area. Press one button on your smartphone and it all turns on instantly. You’ll have this scene at your fingertips for spring, summer and fall so you can blow off some steam swimming or take a dip in the hot tub. Movie Night Whether you have a dedicated home theater or a media room, movie night can be a breeze setting up with this saved setting. With one touch, the shades will come down to prevent glare, the thermostat...
Make Your Home the Smartest on the Block with Control4

Make Your Home the Smartest on the Block with Control4

Top Smart Home Automation Features for Your Carmel, IN Home Control4 has been one of our longstanding partners, offering reliable and simple controls to families and individuals in the Carmel, Indiana area. With mobile apps, voice control, and other wireless technologies on the rise, Control4 has made improvements to their systems. Digitech Custom Audio Video not only has the latest smart home automation products, but can also customize your smart home so that it reflects your lifestyle. Continue reading to discover some of the top features of a Control4 smart home. SEE ALSO: Voice: The Newest Interface for Your Smart Home Stay Comfortable with OS 2.7 SOFTWARE & Climate Control Features Control4 has partnered with Aprilaire to create their own battery-powered and wireless thermostat. It delivers a consistently comfortable home and features enhanced compatibility for use with more modern HVAC systems that have geothermal, dual fuel, and humidity control systems. With Control4, your climate control system can also work seamlessly with the most popular brands on the market, like Nest, Heatmiser, Aprilaire, Cool Automation and Carrier. Control4 also designed a new elegant user interface that provides easy and interactive climate control in the home. Their Comfort Control Experience gives you quick access to all your thermostat’s settings, including the temperature, heat/cool set-points, thermostat mode, fan speed, and humidity levels. You can select and save all of your HVAC settings, then recall them with one touch. Or, go completely hands-free by activating the settings with your voice, or moving outside of an area with geo-services. Communicate Quick & Easy with the HD Intercom Whether you want to see who is...
Augmented Reality Home Automation

Augmented Reality Home Automation

Augmented reality (AR) has been picking up steam as of late. What is augmented reality? Download Pokémon Go and it will become crystal clear. This app has 20 million users in the U.S. alone, littering the streets with players on the search for all manner of wild Pokémon and Pokéstops, guiding you to that Pikachu or Magikarp hiding around the next corner. In a nutshell, augmented (supplemented) reality games and applications take computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data and augment a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment. In the case of Pokémon, GPS is used to lead users on a Pokémon-finding adventure. But this tech goes beyond games. Many analysts and market watchers see AR as a more realistic option to virtual reality since it can be activated using just a smart phone, rather than a cumbersome headset that pins you down to your environment. After all, would you walk around your neighborhood looking for Pokémon with a huge pair of virtual reality glasses on? Applications in the home automation market also open up. For example, you can use your smart phone’s camera to view your environment, and react to it, in real time. One innovative home automation company allows you to use your phone’s camera to scan a room and enact certain functions. Say you’re in the living room and want to turn on a light. Use the app to scan the room using your smart phone’s camera. When the lamp you want to activate appears on the screen, you can turn it on or off. The same home...