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What Are the Best Ways to Control Your Smart Home?

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What Are the Best Ways to Control Your Smart Home?

Smart home control is all about convenience. By simplifying management of your technology you can enjoy the ultimate lifestyle of luxury in your Woodbury, MN home. For one, all your subsystems—including lighting, entertainment, security and more—are placed under one roof for easy access. You can then choose how you want to manage your smart home. Would you like to have elegant touchpads mounted throughout your home? Would you rather pull up an app on your smartphone? Below we highlight some of the most common options available.

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Dedicated Touchpads

Touchpads are popular among homeowners for a variety of reasons. They offer quick, easy-to-use access to all the technology in the home. Touchpads serve a decorative function as well, with companies like Control4 and Crestron releasing sleek, stylish options. They can be flush-mounted on the wall so they don’t interfere with your décor when not being used and can even double as televisions.

Mobile Apps

In recent years, mobile apps have become the option of choice for most of our clients. The ability to integrate your smart home control into the Apple or Android device of your choice is a game-changer. In many ways, I-pads have replaced the traditional touchpads since they can also be used for a variety of other functions.

One of the biggest benefits of using mobile apps to manage your smart home is that they give you the option of remote access. You can control lights, security, climate and more even if you’re not home. You just have to make sure that you have internet access.

Universal Remotes

It sounds cool to be able to control everything from your smartphone, but sometimes you just want the comfort of what you know. Remotes continue to be the device of choice for a lot of homeowners when it comes to their entertainment. These smart remotes include both buttons and touch menus so it’s easy to access your favorite channels and streaming services. You can also manage lights and climate from the same device you use to control your television.

Keypads

Many people enjoy remotes since they can feel the buttons. The same is true of clients that opt for in-wall keypads to pull up their favorite pre-set scenes. This way you can make changes to your home without having to look at your devices, simply feel for the button you need. These elegant keypads can be flush-mounted to the wall and painted to match their surroundings. They’re all custom designed to include the labels and technology that you want to use.

Voice Control

The latest craze in the smart home control industry is the addition of voice commands. Crestron and Control4 were the first automation companies to truly integrate Amazon Alexa. If your hands aren’t free or you’ve lost the remote somewhere in the couch cushions, use a simple voice command to get what you want. By integrating Alexa with your smart home, you can also call up various scenes. For example, say “Alexa, good night” and the lights turn off, shades clothes, doors lock and alarm activates.

When it comes to smart home control, you don’t want to limit yourself to just one option. Contact the experts at Lelch AV to see which devices make the most sense for each part of your home.