What Does a Day Look Like in a Typical Smart Home?
How Technology Can Streamline Your Daily Routines
A lot of things about smart home control sound impressive, from controlling all your technology from a mobile app to getting your home to respond automatically on your behalf through schedules or sensors.
While there's no denying that a lot of smart home control features are cool. How relevant would they really be in your family's lifestyle? The goal of smart home technology 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 how you can use smart technology throughout he day.
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Wake Up Refreshed
For many people, the way they wake up in the morning sets the tone for the entire day. So why not have your home greet you each day in the best way possible? Schedule technology settings that will most entice you out of bed every morning. It may be a certain temperature on the thermostat, natural light pouring through the windows as your shades rise, or a curated playlist sounding through your in-ceiling speakers.
Leaving for Work
Thinks can get hectic when you're leaving the house for work. You want to know your property is safe while you are gone and that you didn't miss anything on the way out. We recommend an ‘Away' scene on your phone or a keypad by the front door. This scene turns off the lights, sets the thermostat to energy-saving mode, locks all doors and activates your alarm.
A Smooth Return
Your home should greet you just as smoothly when you return. Use your smartphone, keypad, or a “Welcome” voice command to prepare it for your arrival. This “Welcome” scene turns on the lights in the foyer and kitchen, lowers the thermostat, and turns on the TV to your favorite news or talk show. It’s easy to edit this scene from your app as your routines change throughout the year.
TV With the Family
After a long day at work and school, you'll want a little time of relaxation with the family. With smart home control, you can prepare your entertainment spaces within seconds. From your media room remote, smartphone, dedicated touchpad or on-wall keypad, activate a “Movie Night” scene. It dims the lights, closes the shades, and turns on the display to your favorite streaming service. Then it's up to you to decide what to watch!
Closing Out the Night
When it’s time to settle down at the end of the day, you don’t want to waste time getting your technology just right. Instead, embrace a natural end-of-day routine with your smart home. As you get into bed, use a bedside keypad, your smartphone or a voice command to activate a “Bed Time” scene. It will close all the shades in the house, turn off the lights, and—best of all—lock all the doors. No more getting out of the covers to double-check that the front door is secure.
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