What are Smart Home Systems? Homes have different subsystems-Lighting, HVAC, Audio, Video, and Security.
Integrating these systems means simply setting up a way for you, the homeowner, to control all these systems from a single place- maybe a touchscreen, a remote, your IPhone or IPad-or even a simple switch or keypad on a wall or, if you’re a fan of voice control, through Amazon’s Alexa!
By controlling all these subsystems, we can automate things like lighting, shades, music, and control how these interact. For example, maybe it would be good for homes with big western-facing windows to have the shades track the movement of the sun- thereby saving on HVAC costs and keeping those rooms more comfortable. Or, maybe there would be a timed scene for evening so when you come home from work, certain lights are already on, at whatever set dim levels you choose. Controlling AV subsystems is a breeze- choose the room you want music in, pick a source, say Pandora, and you’re good to go!
Crestron Home Automation
We use control equipment from Crestron, the leader in Building System Automation equipment and technology.
Crestron gear powers the headquarters of Apple in Cupertino, and Goodyear in Akron, and provides Mark Zuckerberg’s home with it’s technological backbone, just to name a few. It’s built to a military spec- and many of their products come with a lifetime warranty-for example, amazingly, their shade motors are guaranteed for life! The power of integration behind the scenes is most displayed by the simplicity of the interface- the screen that you will use. Crestron’s gear is powerful enough so that with a few button presses, you can control anything you want to control in your home. The beauty of their approach, though, is that you can start small- pick a room or a subsystem, and start there.
The team at K+ includes certified system control designers-no firm is better able to design an intelligent control system that not only saves time and energy but makes day to day living in your home easier and more seamless.
We can add more rooms or systems as you decide you want to control more things-the system is totally scalable. We can design systems to nearly any budget, and will personalize your system just for you. Call us to see how our integrated approach will give you more control over your home than you ever imagined possible.