For over a decade we’ve been waiting, not so patiently, for the electronics industry to get its wireless act together.
Even today, many routers and network switches are buggy and unreliable with limited throughput, limited range and indecipherable instructions.
That’s still true. So, how can it be that we have been starting to build robust wireless control systems using this technology to control things in people’s homes?
Well, first, we can definitely make any home wireless system better merely by swapping out a few not very expensive boxes. Second, many of the control equipment manufacturers have spent a lot of R&D money making more robust and reliable gear.
The equipment we sell is made by Crestron, which is the gold standard of home automation and lighting control. Crestron’s wireless gear actually works better the more of it you install, because each piece reinforces and adds to the strength of the signal of the other pieces. Not only that, but a few years ago Crestron designed a system architecture called Pyng.
Pyng is a hub that essentially creates a plug and play protocol for their Pyng compatible devices which can control a vast variety of things we want to control. Things like your door locks, lights, shades!, and sound systems can all be controlled right on your Iphone or Ipad. From anywhere.
Using the latest Crestron gear, we can pipe sound all around your home, outside, turn lights on and off, singly or in groups (whole house off for example) , raise and lower shades, switch your furnaces from heating to cooling, even lock and unlock your doors. And the cost of this technology has never been more affordable! So, for those of us that always forget and leave lights on, or want a simple way to control and monitor your home, the future is finally here.