Are You Remodeling or Building a New Home?
Incorporate Smart Home Automation from the Start with Control4
With the prevalence of smart home devices available today, chances are if you are remodeling or building a new home, smart technology and automation are high on your list of "must-haves" for your new residence. With all the devices available from your local big-box store or Amazon, should you go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route?
DIY is certainly an option, but AVL Pro believes you will get more satisfaction and use out of your system with an integrated approach, the type offered by Control4 home automation solutions. Why? Because a Control4 system is specifically designed to make all the smart home technology in your Naples, FL home work better together.
There is no better time to consider home automation than when you are designing your new home, and that’s why it’s critical to bring in a professional like AVL Pro early in the process. Read on to see why.
Save Money and Time with Planning
If you begin thinking about smart home technology, you may create a long list of things you want. Some of them may be critically important, and some may be “nice-to-haves” that can come later. Consider the many options for smart technology:
- Lighting control systems
- Smart thermostats with temperature sensors
- Indoor and outdoor security cameras
- Motorized shades and window treatments
- Wired network connections for distributed audio/video and high-performance applications
- Home Theater
- Distributed whole-home audio and video
- Multiple access points for seamless Wi-Fi networking, inside and out
- Smart appliances
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- Water intrusion sensors
All of these require some level of infrastructure planning. Some require additional electrical load planning and outlets. Many will require low voltage wiring run through walls, and some devices will work with wireless signals. The control centers for smart technology systems need to be housed in central wiring locations.
Careful planning is necessary so that every item, from the powered window treatment to thermostats to wireless access points are installed where they will work correctly and consistently while also keeping with your aesthetic objectives. Even if you don't want or need all the above features now, the right planning – like installing conduit to update wiring later easily – could make your new home future-proof for technology updates.
Orchestrating Your Home
Smart home technology is also about ecosystems. In technology, ecosystems are critical. Just as there is an entire ecosystem of devices and software that make Apple’s iPhone a powerful platform, smart home technology also needs to work together to be more than the sum of the parts.
Control4 home automation is the kind of system that is more than the sum of the parts. By investing in its ecosystem, you can not only get Control4 solutions for lighting, climate control, and AV systems, but the system also accommodates thousands of third-party products.
Even if you don’t choose every solution from Control4, the system still works to integrate products from other vendors, like Nest thermostats and voice control through Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The company continually strives to add new capabilities as well as strike partnerships with other smart technology vendors to bring a comprehensive, scalable solution that makes everything in your home work together.
Find out more about how AVL Pro and Control4 smart home automation can make your next home safer, more convenient, and more efficient. Get in touch with us here or click the chat box below to connect with us quickly. We look forward to serving you.