Automation & Control
Distributed Audio & Video
Touch Panels can be used to control multiple zones of distributed audio and video, providing customized environments for different areas of the house, such as the great room, the home theater, and the pool/spa area.
A control system can automatically lock and unlock windows, doors, and gates to ensure that the home is secure.
Control Panels provide total control of intruder security systems. Strategically placed CCTV cameras outside the house can relay visitors' images to fixed points of access control.
Remote Access to Whole Home Systems
Homeowners can access their residences remotely over the Internet to communicate directly with today's technology. Lights can be checked, cameras can provide visual confirmation that all is okay. This is especially beneficial when residences are across the country or across the world.
Multiple Lighting Scenes
Personalized lighting scenes (e.g., party, romantic, nighttime) can be created to set the mood for any occasion.
Lighting controls also contribute significantly to energy efficiency through simple methods of motion sensing 'on/off' or even a system that adjusts to the amount of sunlight available.
Homeowners can create a comfortable environment and help reduce their energy costs by using a system of thermostats and motion sensors to manage their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Pre-programmed system settings can even be used to make sure appropriate temperatures are maintained according to time of day or room usage.
Sophisticated intercom functions that are available that fully integrate with whole home automation systems.
Personalized Sequence of Events
Systems today can automatically activate certain pre-programmed events to occur according to the homeowner's schedule. For example, as the homeowner approaches the front door, the control system can automatically turn on the exterior and interior lights, tune the television to a favorite channel, and adjust the heating or air conditioning to the preferred level.