How to Get More Out of Your Outdoor Spaces with Smart Technology
Take Advantage of the Warm Weather with a Home Automation System
It may still be a bit frigid in Woodbury, MN, but the hot summer months are just around the corner. You want to be prepared to take in the heat as much as you can! A home automation system makes it easy to manage your outdoor spaces including your patio, backyard, and pool. We give you access to your lighting, entertainment, security, pool controls and more from one user interface. This way it’s easy to get what you want when you want it as you bask in the sun.
Centralized & Versatile Control
Want to change the music, turn on the lights or turn up the pool temperature while you swim? You can do it all from a waterproof remote. Smart control of your technology is especially useful when hosting friends. It can be challenging to know guests have arrived when you’re outside. Instead, receive a notification letting you know someone is at the front door. From a smart device or remote, you can unlock the door without having to go inside.
You can also take advantage of centralized access when you want to enjoy some outdoor entertainment. Vulnerable equipment like your media library or Blu-ray player remains indoors while matrix switches transfer the signal to your outdoor components. Wireless access points extend the reach of your network so that you can enjoy your favorite streaming services without interruption. From the device of your choice, you can pull up the playlist, movie, or sports game you want to watch.
Your home automation system can also anticipate your needs. For example, it can make sure you stay fresh. If it’s hotter than 90 degrees Fahrenheit, your system automatically lowers the temperature in the pool and turns on the fans in your patio.
Automated changes also prepare your outdoor spaces once it gets dark. When the sun sets, the lights in your pool, patio, and backyard automatically turn on. You can also have your music volume go down after 10 p.m., so you’re not bothering the neighbors or children trying to sleep inside.
All of your technology systems can work together in the form of scenes. Depending on the type of activity you're doing, your technology will prepare your outdoor spaces in a different way. For that BBQ you had planned, pull up a "Grilling" scene. This turns on the lights in your patio and above the grill. Your favorite cooking playlist kicks on, and the fans in the area turn on to keep it from getting too smoky.
At the same time, you can have a "Pool Party" scene going for the kids as they splash around with their friends. The pool adjusts to the ideal temperature, the lights around the pool turn on, and a more kid-friendly playlist comes on. These audio zones are designed to not interfere with each other so family members can enjoy different music at the same time.
Are you ready to take advantage of smart technology this summer? To get started call us at (612) 353-5087 or fill out our online contact form.