Our Antioch, IL-based company installs smart home devices! Such as smart light switches, smart thermostats, smart cameras and doorbells, and much more.
Convenience is the biggest benefit of a smart home, as it can be controlled from anywhere.
Control your home from the palm of your hand and your cell phone.
What if all the devices in your life could connect to the internet? Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, speakers, lights, doorbells, cameras, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it. And what if those devices could all communicate, send you information, and take your commands? It's not science fiction; it's real, and we can make a reality for you!
Your home devices provide a sense of convenience, but they can also tackle more serious tasks, like acting as your home security system when you're out of town. In other words, they aren't just for fun anymore - they also fulfill some substantial needs.
Convenience is the biggest benefit of a smart home, as it can be controlled from anywhere, as long as your smartphone has a wi-fi or 4G connection. You could stop your heating from coming on and wasting energy if you usual routine has been delayed by a traffic jam, or have your slow cooker come on at a set time in the day so a hearty meal is ready when you walk through the door. It's also about peace of mind too, whether that's checking you turned your hair straightener off before you left the house instead of worrying about it all day or having a the hallway light turn on automatically when your outdoor camera senses a person on the driveway to deter burglars.
Smart light switches replace a conventional wall switch and can be manually turned on or off, as well as controlled via an app or smart speaker.
A smart Wi-Fi light switch can control power with a smartphone app or a button on the wall. The switch is wired to the electrical system to control the flow of electrical power, and has a built-in Wi-Fi adapter to connect to the local network for communication with its smartphone app.
Why are people so intrigued with smart homes? The ability to connect, control, and automate your devices and appliances either remotely or with a bit of help from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri is... well, cool! But much of the appeal is in the promise of energy- and cost-savings.
A smart doorbell is a web-connected, intercom system for your home. But, unlike a standard system, these doorbells also send notifications straight to your mobile devices, showing you a live video feed of whoever is waiting on your doorstep
This makes it easy to communicate with visitors via an installed speaker, without having to open the door. This is ideal if you're away from home and want to organize a parcel delivery; or if you find the prospect of opening the door to a stranger daunting and want to see who's there first.
You don't need to be a tech obsessed homeowner to embrace the benefits of a smart thermostat. The small devices connect to your WiFi and automatically adjust your home's heating and cooling to match your busy lifestyle. Smart thermostats effectively regulate your in-home temperature without much oversight required, and they're small enough to blend seamlessly into your home design.
Regular thermostats let you adjust the temperature in your home-it's just a control panel for your heating and air conditioning system. Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature and have the thermostat change it based on the time of day. What makes most smart thermostats so "smart" is that they learn from your behaviors, allow you to control the climate in your home remotely, show you energy consumption in real-time, and can even adjust themselves based on ambient conditions like humidity.
Connecting your smart thermostat to an app on your phone allows you to see and change the current temperature remotely. Coming home earlier or later than you expected? You can make sure your home will be at the temperature you want when you get there.
The first question you may ask yourself is simple: is a security camera necessary in the first place? And the answer depends on the level of security you want to add to your home or business. While sensors can detect motion, letting you know if doors or windows have been opened or closed, without cameras, you can't actually see what's going on at home.
One of the biggest draws of home security cameras is that they create an immediate visual deterrent against break-ins, trespassing, and other intrusions. And since so many cameras nowadays are run through a mobile app and a Wi-Fi signal, monitoring your home using video surveillance is now as easy as picking up your smartphone.
Keys are so 20th century. A connected lock offers both security and flexibility, letting you control access to your home with your phone.
A smart lock is arguably the most important part of a truly smart, connected home. Not only will it allow you to come and go as you please, it will also monitor who is entering and leaving your home while you're away. Some models simply let you use your phone to open and close doors. Some let you assign special privileges to friends, family members, or maintenance staff. Others can be activated using voice commands or triggers from other smart home devices services.
Other features to look for include keyless touch pads for those times when you don't have your phone or your keys, tamper and forced entry alarms that warn you of a possible break-in, and push, text, and email notifications that let you know who is coming and going in real-time.