Home Automation Specialists Serving New Jersey
Internet-based products are now bringing affordable, easily managed home automation solutions to every home. There are now complete home automation systems that allow easy maintenance to new wireless products that allow you to control as much or as little of your house as you need. Using a remote control, smartphone or iPad, you can control all of your:
- Home Electronics
- Door Locks
- Window Shades
- Surveillance Cameras
- and more
The future is here now!
CONTROL4 HOME AUTOMATION
Here are just some of the practical home automation applications:
- Turn your TV on at night and all the lights in the room dim automatically
- Turn off all of the lights in your home from one button in your bedroom
- Use your TV as a giant iPod to access all your music (including Rhapsody)
- Turn the house lights and music on when you enter the driveway
- Press a panic button and all the lights in your home flash except the exit path for your family
- View your home over the Internet and adjust the thermostat when you are away or coming home
- View when a contractor arrives from your remote office and let him in using an electronic lock
These are just a small sampling of what can be done through installing a home automation system.
HOME LIGHTING CONTROL SERVICES
Future Home Technologies can help create greater functionality or the right mood in each room in your house. We can install a lighting control system throughout your house or an affordable system for just a room or two. Imagine all the lights in your family room dimming perfectly when it’s time to watch TV or the lights automatically coming on when you come home.
HOW HOME AUTOMATION WORKS:
Home automation systems like Crestron or Vantage sometimes require you to completely re-wire your home. Every keypad, light switch and thermostat has to be directly wired to the “brains” of the system. In many cases, it would cost you $80,000-$100,000 to put in a complete system. All of the equipment is proprietary so you are stuck buying all the automation equipment from one company, no matter the cost. Maintenance of these systems is also very high.
As a solution, companies have come up with two new wireless standards called Zigbee and Z-Wave. These are open standards that any company can build products that can talk to other products. For example, if a home automation manufacturer builds a Zigbee-compliant light switch, any other company can build another product that talks to or controls that product.
Over the last 4-5 years, a number of companies have developed these products along with control systems. Control4 manages all the home A/V equipment like any other universal remote. It also allows you to control lights, thermostats, music and even surveillance cameras.
We are an authorized Control4 dealer. Contact us today for your free in-home estimate on all our home automation services.
Why go to anyone else? We serve Bernardsville, Summit, Morristown and Northern New Jersey.