3 Easy Automation Systems to Improve Your Home
Automation makes your life simple, comfortable and relaxed
It’s the end of a long workday and all you want to do when you get home is unwind with your favorite movie or TV show, ideally at a temperature where you’re not overheating or freezing. The old fashioned way to do this involves you adjusting your home’s temperature, shades and blinds, lights, and audio-video equipment individually which is tedious and time consuming. Smart home automation systems from Bravas (formerly Audio Dimensions) are an ideal solution to streamline the technology in your home and make your life easier and more comfortable. Here are some easy to install automation systems that are perfect for your home, whether you live in the Little Rock area or elsewhere in Arkansas.
A good first step if you’re new to home automation is installing a lighting control system. Essentially, this means linking your indoor and outdoor lights to a central control system, allowing you to control the brightness, dimness and the ambient lighting in any room.
The benefits of automated lighting control are numerous. You can create preset “scenes” to account for everyday situations like going to work, getting ready for dinner or relaxing at night; press one button on your keypad and watch your home transform in seconds. With all of the lights available through one interface you can make adjustments without ever having to get up from the couch. Finally, automated lighting control is a good way to reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Motion sensors can turn off lights automatically when rooms aren’t in use, and with lighting scenes your less likely to accidentally leave a lot on when you’re heading to work or turning in for the night.
A similar upgrade, one that even integrates well with lighting control, is motorized shades. It’s all in the name: Instead of pulling on strings, watch your shades raise or lower at the press of a button as the motors whir in near-silence. It may not seem like much, but in addition to the added convenience, motorized shades are a great way to trim your energy costs. Many motorized shades are made from special materials to help them reflect light in the summer while insulating your home in the winter. And as mentioned, motorized shades can be incorporated into your lighting control system, allowing you to adjust the shades in any room with one button press.
HOME AUDIO AND VIDEO
With the rise of streaming content and the plethora of media platforms available today, the trick isn’t finding what to watch, it’s watching the feed where you want it. Automation can transform this element of your home entertainment experience in a fundamental way.
One place to start is whole-home audio. Instead of separate speaker systems scattered throughout your home, why not upgrade to a seamless web of speakers that can play any audio from any source, anywhere you want? Automation lets you effortlessly stream your favorite tunes, the big game or whatever else you want without the hassle of cables or other complications.
Similarly, wouldn’t you like to be able to set the mood for your favorite movie or show with one button press? Automation lets you do that by linking your TV, speakers, lights, shades or other components together, giving you ultimate control.
AUTOMATE YOUR LIFE TODAY
There’s a wide variety of automation systems out there to make your life at home simpler and more relaxed. If you’re interested in seeing what your smart home could look like, give us a call at (501) 223-1115, visit our showroom at 1111 S. Bowman Road, Suite B2 in Little Rock, or fill out our online contact form.