This stunning installation was the winner of the 'Best Integrated Home - $150,000 - $300,000' at the CEDIA 2010 conference.
Any well designed and implemented Home Automation system will make your life less complex and stressful. It can save you energy and give you peace of mind. The secret of all good Home Automation systems is that the technology itself is transparent. You touch a button and something happens. How this happens is immaterial – that is our concern. All you need to know is that when you touch that button you will get the same result – every time, without fail.
In a Home Automation system some things may take care of themselves. For example your garden lights can automatically come on every night at dusk, and then slowly turn off at midnight. Some events can be triggered by an unrelated command. For example opening you garage door after dusk can turn on the lights both in the hallway leading from the garage and in the kitchen, plus disarm the security. A simple single command can trigger a sequence of events. The goodnight button next to your bed can turn off all of the house lights – with the exception of the kids rooms in case they are still up studying – close the external shutters, shut down the water features in the garden and arm the downstairs security.
Plus these features can be accessed remotely. You can answer the front gate intercom system from you mobile phone (and unlock the gate if you wish to let the caller in), check the security cameras on your laptop, even set the recording time on your PVR over the internet or via your smart phone.
In fact – possibly the only limiting factor when it come to automation is your imagination.
There are a number of factors that are important when considering an automated system. While you may be aware of them, it is the responsibility of the integrator (us) to ensure that all these factors are addressed:
Len Wallis Audio is a Home Automation specialist. For examples of our work.....