Why Your San Antonio Needs a Smart Home Automation System
Smart home technology is everywhere these days. You may not think you need a smart home, but if you consider all the things you are currently automating, you’ll see that you are already living an automated lifestyle. For example, you probably have a smartphone and Alexa or Google device. You likely also have alarms, music streaming, grocery lists, reminders, and a host of other applications you use through them, too.
Maybe they even communicate. If you have smart plugs in your home, you can turn them on and off with voice commands to your Alexa or Google Home. If you are familiar with any of those conveniences, you are already utilizing home automation. And with a professionally installed system, you can have smart home automation in your San Antonio home that not only makes things more convenient but also a lot more fun.
Wi-Fi Provides the Convenience of Mobile Connection and Wireless Access If Done Right.
The data network in your smart home is a critical component, as vital as the electrical or plumbing. After all, streaming services, security, and daily online communications all travelover the Ethernet.
Wi-Fi networking provides the convenience of broadband without wires, allowing you to roam freely with your mobile devices or add the latest smart unit with ease. While a wireless connection is the most expedient method of connecting, it does have its limitations. An improperly installedhome Wi-Fi network can deliver more frustration than benefit.
The expert networking team at Sterling Home Technologies can design and maintain a robust and secure wireless system for your San Antonio, TX home.
Here’s Everything You Need to Add Cool Comfort to Your Home
We all love our Texas homes here in San Antonio, but most of us also experience some moments during the hot summers where we start wishing for fall. Add social distancing into the mix, and you’re stuck inside a balmy house until you can better manage the temperature. Fortunately for you, we have some ideas, including mainstays like smart thermostats and motorized shades, as well as a couple of fun surprises. Keep reading for a few highly recommended tips our pros have for you.
How A Home Monitoring System Works & Will Alleviate Stress
Maybe you’re jetting off to add stamps to your passport. Or perhaps you’re only across town at the grocery store. Either way, if something is amiss at your house, you’d like to know right away. That way, you can notify the authorities of the situation or make sure your family is okay. With a smart home monitoring system, you’ll always be in-the-know.
If you’re wondering how the technology works, how it will be installed in your home, and what the benefits are, we share the ins and outs of a home monitoring system below. Continue reading to see how your San Antonio, TX home can become safer.
We all know that smart home technology is readily available. We see Amazon Alexa ads on TV, new devices come out almost every week, and it’s difficult not to notice the devices featured prominently at your local big-box store.
You may wonder if you need a professional smart home installation for your San Antonio home. As a smart home company in Central Texas, we are biased, of course, and we believe there are significant benefits to bringing in a professional to add smart features and automation to your home.
Read on to see why!
Our Top Home Automation Choice Keeps Exceeding Expectations
Many home automation companies may have a favorite system to integrate, and we can’t say we blame them. We recommend Savant as the leading choice for smart home automation systems because its platforms not only manage your whole home with minimal effort but also look good while doing so. You can control lighting, A/V equipment, HVAC, shades, security systems, outdoor systems and more with ease and elegance.
That’s why Sterling Home Technologies works with Savant to bring San Antonio, TX, homeowners a smart home control offering that meets all of their needs. Our goal is for you to enjoy your system for years, so we work hard to guide you to the right choices. During your consultation, we’ll discuss multiple possibilities with you so that you will feel confident in your choice and know which connected devices you need.
Future proof your San Antonio, TX, home with these updates worthy of the new decade
A month ago, Denver’s CEDIA 2019 expo impressed attendees with big screens, astounding audio and demonstrations that seemed like a scene from the distant future. However, with a well-planned AV blueprint and Sterling Home Technologies’ help, you can bring these cutting-edge home theater system devices to life in your San Antonio, TX, home just in time for the 2020s!
Take note of the trends below and which most appeal to you; then call us to see how a professional installer can transform audio and video components into a movie theater experience. Curious? Keep reading below.
No matter how you’re spending your San Antonio summer, an outdoor speaker installation makes for a better time
It’s another hot and humid summer in Texas, and the heat isn’t going to break anytime soon. It’s tempting to stay inside all day, but you can still have fun with family and friends in your backyard. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, cooking burgers and hotdogs, or simply taking in the balmy summer evenings, you can make this a memorable summer spent outside.
For elevated outdoor entertainment this summer, consider installing outdoor speakers. The right music sets the ideal mood for any occasion and can help you have more fun doing whatever interests you. Here are three common backyard activities that benefit from an outdoor audio system in your San Antonio, TX home.
Be Proactive in Getting the Ideal Temperature for Your Home
Summer is almost here, and the temperatures in San Antonio, TX are starting to rise. If you're not careful, that could mean an overworked AC system, skyrocketing energy costs, and lots of sweat. But there's a simple solution: invest in a smart thermostat. With a single device, you can regulate the temperature in your home easily and efficiently – and when you integrate with other systems, you can enjoy even more benefits. Want to keep your cool as the weather gets hot? Keep reading.
Take the Magnified Stress out of the Holidays with Controlled Lighting Systems
As fall comes into full view, the holidays will be quickly picking up their pace. Before you know it, parties, events, and get-togethers start rolling out onto the calendar. But with all the joys and celebration, there is always that added, unwanted stress. However, with a lighting control system, your home in San Antonio or Texas Hill Country can guarantee an enjoyable and safe holiday season. Read on to see how installing integrated lighting takes the hassle out of the holidays, and brings only the bliss.
Invest in Smart Technology to Protect Your Home
There are typically three hallmarks of a standard security system: locks, cameras, and alarms. To get the ultimate protection, you need to get the best available option for all of these components. No smart security system can make up for having the wrong foundation. Today we're focusing on home surveillance cameras and the features you need to look out for when installing them on your property in San Antonio or Texas Hill Country.
Invest in a Custom Solution Designed to Meet Your Family’s Needs
Every aspect of your home in San Antonio, TX or Texas Hill Country is specially designed with your family's needs in mind. Nowhere is this more important than with your home security system. As you look for the right technology to protect your property and family, you need to take into account what your biggest vulnerabilities and priorities are. This may have to do with the features you include, where you install them, and even how you manage them. For this reason, make sure you answer the following questions when trying to decide which security solution makes the most sense for you.
When homeowners decide to make the jump to smart technology, climate control is often one of the first things they have in mind. In the latest Icontrol Smart Home Report, 72 percent of consumers said they wanted to install a self-adjusting thermostat. The primary motivation has to do with energy efficiency since 48 percent of energy use in a home typically has to do with air conditioning and heating. In this blog, we explain some of the biggest benefits of a smart climate control solution so you can figure out if it’s the right fit for your San Antonio, TX or Texas Hill Country home.
A Smart Solution Can Make Your Home Safer and More Efficient
Imagine a typical day in your new custom home. What’s the first technology you interact with? What’s the one you use in every room? No, we’re not talking about your smartphone. We’re talking about your lights! They’re so omnipresent in your everyday life that it’s even easy to forget about them. But that doesn’t mean that the way you manage them can’t or shouldn’t be improved. In this blog we’ll discuss how a lighting control system can change how you interact with the lights in your San Antonio home.
Bask in the Sun With Your Favorite Teams, Songs, and Movies
Everyone loves an excuse to get a breath of fresh air, whether it's your kids hosting a birthday party by the pool or inviting your friends over for a barbecue to watch the game. The San Antonio and Texas Hill Country weather is perfect for outdoor entertainment, so why not do everything to prepare your Texas home for the best sound and images possible in your pool, patio or backyard? Check out some tips from Sterling Home Technologies on how you can upgrade your current outdoor entertainment system.