Embrace the Use of Scenes to Better Manage Your Technology
Even though accessing technology from a mobile app is the biggest allure of smart home control, it's scenes that really make it feel magical. Turning lights on and off is one thing, but a button making multiple things happen simultaneously is what makes a genuinely efficient smart home stand out.
In essence, smart scenes are settings or actions that you save into your home automation system for particular events. During your installation, we set some up for you; then down the line, you can create additional ones via your Savant Pro App.
The goal of these scenes is to simplify the day-to-day lifestyle in your home in San Antonio or the Texas Hill Country. Whether you need a little boost getting up in the morning or added peace of mind when you leave the house, here are some examples of technology shortcuts you can use.
Find a Reliable Solution That Matches All of Your Family’s Needs
The allure of smart home technology is stronger than ever. How many times have you seen an ad for a smart device like a thermostat or speaker advertised on TV or online? Maybe next-door neighbors have flaunted their new wireless speakers or smart lighting. Eventually, you’ll want to join in on the fun as well and embrace the best in luxury living. They key is knowing where to start.
Home automation companies are the best way to get a comprehensive, reliable technology solution. Every smart device from lighting to security goes under one umbrella for increased efficiency and comfort. But how do you know which one to go with? As you do your research, you’ll likely come upon three big names: Crestron, Control4 and Savant.
How do you know which one to go with? It depends on a variety of things, but we recommend a one-on-one consultation with your local technology experts to find the ideal solution for your home in San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, TX, or the Texas Hill Country. As you read this blog, we showcase some of the reasons we personally like working with Savant in most of our projects.
These Home Lighting Control Solutions Take You Beyond the On/Off Switch
Each day you use your lights in a myriad of ways – from snapping yourself out of sleep in the morning to creating a safe path to your front door when you get home after work. But as you go about your daily routine, do you ever wonder if there’s a more convenient way to manage them throughout the day?
Embrace a home lighting control solution that offers a variety of options to match the diverse needs of your home in San Antonio, TX or the Texas Hill Country. Take advantage of keypads, mobile apps, or voice commands for a more intuitive way to adjust lighting throughout the day. Smart lighting is entirely customizable, so you can pick and choose whichever options work best for your family.
Check Out the Latest Features from Savant Systems
Every time a new smart device hits the shelves, our clients come to us asking if it’s the right fit for their existing home automation system. In many cases, these new devices are not compatible or don't meet our safety and efficiency standards. As our clients expand the scope of their smart homes, we usually recommend they stick to trusted brands.
Relying on the same company—like Savant Systems—for most of your home will result in an even more reliable solution. That’s why we’re so excited about some of the unique features the company has to offer. We outline some of them below, to help you figure out which are the best fit for your home in San Antonio, TX or the Texas Hill Country.
Find the Ideal Match for Your Entertainment Needs
The primary reason many people decide to install a custom home theater is that they want the big screen experience. However, in all the excitement, it’s easy to go a little too big. Even though a smaller screen will leave you wanting more, going big can be a literal headache to deal with.
Screens that are too big for the room will result in eye strain and fatigue. Eventually, you'll want to stop using the theater in your San Antonio, Boerne or Texas Hill Country home entirely. As you read this blog, we'll highlight some tips for picking out the perfect screen size for your theater.
Make Sure to Include These Features During Your Smart Home Installation
Getting new technology shouldn’t just be about making your home cooler or more fun. The one thing you should focus on during any smart home installation is what makes your home feel like a home: comfort, safety, and peace of mind. Most companies offer a variety of features that directly address those needs. As you read this blog, find out which of these are a must-have for your home in San Antonio or the Texas Hill Country.
Take in Fresh Air Without Saying Goodbye to Your Entertainment
Now that the scorching summer weather is behind us, it’s time to take in the crisp fall temperatures here in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country every chance we get. Though we can all use a little more sunshine, only a few of us are content sunbathing for hours. How can you make your outdoor spaces fun for everyone? Take advantage of an outdoor entertainment solution that lets you watch the latest Cowboys or Spurs game or catch up on the fall premiers. Since your television will be the hallmark of any outdoor entertainment system, we want to focus on that in this blog.
Motorized Shades Let You Embrace the Power of Natural Light
When you imagine lighting control, you're probably picturing switches, dimmers, and timers. But lighting control shouldn't just take your artificial light into account. There are a variety of reasons it's essential to harness natural light in your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country home. And no technology helps with this task more than motorized shades. In this blog, we're going to explain the benefits of daylighting—embracing natural light—and show you how motorized shades play a significant role.
With a Professional Installation, the Opportunities Go Well Beyond Movie Night
Do you wonder if a dedicated theater is the right fit for your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country home? Not only are home theater systems ideal for watching movies, but they also offer a variety of other entertainment benefits. Designing a space that provides high-definition video and immersive sound benefits the sports nut in the family, the music aficionado, and even the expert gamer. Getting more out of your theater beyond movie viewing involves just a few updates to your design.
Avoid These Common Pitfalls to Better Protect Your Family
Do you sometimes worry you're not doing enough to protect your family? Are you worried the security you have in place isn't doing its job? Despite your best intentions, it's possible that a few mistakes could leave your home vulnerable. The good news is that with the right tools, these mistakes are relatively simple to resolve. In this blog, we highlight some of the top mistakes we see in home security systems and offer some solutions for your residence in San Antonio or the Texas Hill Country.
Don’t Let Your Home Wi-Fi Become Your Most Vulnerable Point of Entry
Fears about connected devices are not unfounded. Real threats exist of hackers accessing the devices on your home wi-fi to view surveillance footage and even unlock doors. With a physical attack, you know immediately when someone is in your home; cyber-attacks can be a lot more insidious. Hackers could be collecting data for extended periods to gauge your habits without you noticing.
It's no wonder that many people are reluctant to join the Internet of Things bandwagon. The good news is that you can take a lot of easy steps to make sure your home wi-fi has a robust and secure foundation. From the devices you choose to ongoing maintenance, there are ways you can take advantage of this newfound technology without fearing a third-party intrusion.
Take Your Security to The Next Level for Ultimate Protection of Your Property
Whether you’re leaving for a day or going on a week-long trip, leaving your home unattended might seem a bit nerve-wracking. How can you make sure everything stays safe while you’re away?
With an upgraded smart home security system, you won’t have to worry whether your property in San Antonio, Boerne, or the Texas Hill Country is in good care. You can instead spend time enjoying your vacation or day out with friends and family.
We’ll go through the top 3 smart features that are best for your top-notch security system – and how you and your home can benefit from them.
Bring Fun and Convenience to Your Next Get-Together
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or a family reunion, you, of course, want to ensure your guests are having a good time.
With a top-notch home audio video system, you can entertain your family and friends in any part of your house – even the outdoors!
Your whole property becomes the perfect avenue for any get-together you may have.
Read on below to see how these audio video features can elevate your living space anywhere in San Antonio or Texas Hill Country.
Elevate Any Party by Bringing It Outdoors
As you prepare to throw a party or host a get-together, playing music is a must. But why limit the festivities and eating to the indoors?
With an outdoor sound system, you can create the perfect atmosphere outside of your San Antonio or Texas Hill Country house for everyone to listen to and enjoy.
In this blog, we show you how this top-notch smart feature can make any event one to remember. Read on below for more!
Smart Home Automation Can be Eco-Friendly
You might be considering installing new smart technology in your home – but how does it affect your energy usage?
The great news is that your automated features will not only bring convenience and luxury to your daily life, but they also will reduce your carbon footprint as well.
We’ve listed out below the top three smart features to include in your San Antonio, TX space that contribute to your home energy management.
Read on to learn more about these energy-saving technologies!