What is Home Automation?

Home automation features in a townhome.

Home automation is nothing to be intimidated by. No longer are systems overly complex or expensive to implement throughout your home. In fact, over the past decade home automation systems have become increasingly more attainable and realistic for homeowners.  As smart devices transition from integral parts of everyday life, it’s natural that we’ll continue to see benefits in connected home automation technologies as well.

So how does it all work?

A home automation system links compatible smart home products through a central system, which you’re able to control from your preferred device (whether it’s a smartphone, table, keypad, or touch screen panel).  A functioning and efficient system can provide your home with  the ultimate levels of comfort, safety, efficiency and security.

Whether you’re relaxing in the home theater, working in the kitchen, checking in on kids or your pets from afar, or even just making sure you have the lights off and the temperature turned down, home automation gives you full control over what’s going on inside your home – from any place at any time. 

The boom of home automation continues to yield new products and systems. In fact, consumers are so interested in home automation technology that market research predicts the global home automation market is expected to grow to nearly 80 billion by 2022.

Making Home Technology Simple

Livewire is here to show you how you can automate nearly every system in your home. These are some ways we can develop the home automation system of your dreams…

Entertainment, Audio & Visual

Streaming content, queuing up music, and managing surround sound from your device has never been easier. Whether you’re building an epic home theater system with impressive audio visual equipment or just want to declutter the coffee table – anything is possible with the right products and installation.

Automated Lighting Control

Lighting is typically the technology that first entices consumers to home automation. It’s known to successfully decrease energy costs and are relatively easy to install and program. However, lighting control is so much more. You’re able to manage which lights are on and when, as well as their brightness and color. And don’t forget about outside the home, where you can turn front porch lights, motion lights and pathway lighting on and off with the click of a button.

Automating Climate Control

Smart thermostats are an incredible tool when it comes to increasing energy efficiency and climate control. Day or night, home or away, you can sync preferences and let the automation system adjust temperature accordingly. In addition to syncing up heating and cooling cycles, you can take advantage of other smart HVAC products like air vents, indoor air quality and humidity control systems for optimum comfort and lower energy bills.

Automate Security & Access Control

According to research conducted by iControl, 90% of homeowners said personal and family security is one of the most important reasons for using a home automation system. Security doesn’t get much better than remote video monitoring which allows you to check on your home from anywhere at any time. This includes security cameras, alarms, locks and other secure access technologies. The result is peace-of-mind day in and day out with a safer, more secure home for you and your family.

Get Livewired today!

Livewire understands that just like every house is unique, so are the needs of those that live there. Our expert integrators will help you determine which products and services best meet your home automation goals. We’re dedicated to customizing a network solution that exceeds your expectations while making full command of your home easy and fun. Interested in finding out more about state-of-the-art technology integration services? Contact Livewire today at (804) 441-7627 to satisfy your curiosity!


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