Smart Technology Helps Diminish Holiday Stress
The holidays are supposed to be a time of relaxation and celebration, but they can also create a lot of stress, especially if you’re the person hosting the festivities. Decorating, cooking, and entertaining are all demanding, so anything that helps to simplify your routine is an especially valuable holiday gift.
You can make the most wonderful time of the year even more magical with smart home automation, which unifies all the smart technology in your home so you have streamlined, simple control of your devices from one central interface. It changes the way you interact with your home, taking advantage of your smart home network to add convenience and comfort to your lifestyle. Keep reading to learn about how you can optimize your Lafayette home for the holidays with these different home technologies.
Our brand partner, Control4, is an industry leader when it comes to customized, easy-to-use control systems, allowing homeowners and their families to access and adjust their technology from a touchscreen remote, smartphone, or tablet. You don’t have to stop what you’re doing to answer the front door or lower the window blinds, and working with a smart home automation company like Acadian Home Theater & Automation ensures that all of your devices are brought together on a strong, reliable network.
Lighting is an essential component of holiday design, and you can make your interior lighting as dramatic and festive as the lights you hang around your house. And unlike those outdoor lights, you can leave these up all year because they are your regular lighting fixtures. With full-spectrum smart LED bulbs, you can create lighting configurations with any color of the rainbow. Fill your space with the autumnal colors of falling leaves for Thanksgiving, or paint your room with red and green for Christmas.
We’re used to having our media with us everywhere we go, and with a smart home automation system, you can have that heightened level of access throughout your home thanks to media distribution. By connecting your A/V sources to a matrix switch, you can transmit the signal from a single input to multiple outputs, and you can quickly control which source goes to which device from the same app that manages all your other technology. If you want to have It’s A Wonderful Life playing in the living room, Christmas carols in the kitchen, and a cartoon playing for the kids, all it takes is jumping into your app and picking what you want to watch and listen to in which space.
While on the topic of holiday movies: Remember the scene in Home Alone where Kevin creates an elaborate set-up inside his house to convince the burglars it is occupied? Smart home automation allows you to achieve the same effect with way less work thanks to a “mockupancy” setting. By activating your smart technology at random intervals, you can convince people on the street that you are home when you’re away on vacation. Lights turn on and off, motorized shades move up and down, and A/V components play media, projecting an image of occupancy to the rest of the world.
Want to learn more about brightening the holidays with smart home automation in your Lafayette home? Reach out to one of our experts at 225-650-7840 or by sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.