Can you imagine sitting down on your couch, ready to watch a movie, and using your
browsing through your movie collection, changing the thermostat, lowering the lights. After deciding on a movie, it plays on your beautiful new LED Television! There really is an app for that!
What is Home Automation?
In general, a Home Automation system integrates, or connects all electrical devices in a house with each other. If no integration is done, each individual device or system is nothing more then what it was made for. It is important to have one reliable system that can integrate all of these together into an easy to navigate interface.When devices are integrated with each other, the integration offers an added value and it becomes a Home Automation system.
One efficient system for everything
Of course, a smart home is about more than just A / V components. Your window treatments can be programmed to adjust at pre-set times to reduce glare and protect delicate fabrics or fine art from harmful direct sunlight. At night the hallway lights automatically illuminate as you walk by and the HVAC control sets the thermostat to the optimum temperature for saving energy while still keeping your family comfortable. And security cameras can be monitored from within your house and via your laptop or other PC when you are away from home, giving you the ultimate in peace of mind.
Multi-Room Music and Movies
One of our custom-designed and installed smart home systems can incorporate music and video in every room you want. Unobtrusive in-wall or in-ceiling speakers don't intrude on your décor, and today's wall-mountable flat-panel TVs take up no floor space, either, so they can go almost anywhere.
One Simple Touch
Whether from an easy-to-use color touch panel or a wall-mounted keypad, total control is always at your fingertips. If you want to watch a movie, for example, just press one button and all your equipment will power on and automatically switch to the correct inputs, the lights will dim and the drapes will close. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
Bring Your Home into the 21st Century
At Interscapes, we create your Smart Home by offering solutions for home automation and control from the leading manufacturers in the industry, including Control4, Crestron, and Lutron. New technology allows you to now use your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch as secondary remotes for your system.
Manage Climate and Lights from Anywhere in the World
Control4 has a number of affordable yet elegant solutions that are perfect for clients who are just starting to get into home automation. You can remotely monitor and control your lights and HVAC system from any Internet connection, use motion sensors to turn lights on and ward off potential burglars at night, and make it look like you are away by automatically turning on the porch lights at sunset.
When you're ready for a more advanced and customizable system, Crestron provides a complete integration solution, controlling lighting, shades, HVAC, audio/video and security from Crestron touch panels, keypads and wireless interfaces. Crestron solutions offer significant energy savings by providing daylight harvesting and automating lights, drapes, thermostats and sprinklers/fountains based on daylight, time, motion, occupancy, temperature, humidity and other conditions.
We invite you to read more about our Home Automation technology providers. You can compare systems and figure out which choice is best for your needs, of coure we will do that for you as part of our interview process. We highlight two providers on our site,
Both of these technology providers are excellent! Like anything, each has a finely tuned strength...we aren't sure they have any weaknesses, we have not come across them yet!