Getting Started with Voice-Controlled Home Automation
Since Siri was introduced in 2011, voice assistants have increasingly become commonplace in many American households. Most people use their voice speakers to play songs or ask random questions like, “Alexa, what’s the flattest state in America?” (It’s Florida!)
That’s fun, but it isn’t really useful—until you merge voice control with home automation. When you own a smart home system like Crestron or Control4, you can manage your entire house in just a voice command, like casting a magic spell. If you’re new to voice-controlled home automation, here’s what you need to know for your home in the Palm Beach, FL area.
Live Your Best Life & Add Wellness to Your Florida Home
When many people hear the term ‘smart home,’ they think of a cold, stark building that looks more like a spaceship than a house. They may imagine tech-obsessed millennials always in front of a screen, with alerts and dings ringing throughout the house.
In reality, smart homes can look and feel like any atmosphere you desire. We install smart home systems like Control4 and Crestron in every type of home, from Victorian houses to villas and bungalows. Home automation lets you craft the perfect mood for every hour of the day, leading you to feel better overall.
Read on to see how upgrading your Boca Raton, FL home to a ‘smart’ residence can make daily life easier, more relaxing, and ultimately healthier.
Commonly Asked Questions About Weatherproof Outdoor Speakers
There’s nothing like hearing your favorite music wafting through the air while you relax in the pool, on the patio, or in a hammock with a book. Whether you love acoustic or electronic music, oldies or new, or a little of everything, weatherproof speakers let you enjoy music in the backyard all year long.
We’re not talking about a portable speaker that you bring to the beach. Rather, we’re talking about an outdoor speaker system that covers your entire lawn, producing clear, high-quality audio.
If you’re new to outdoor audio, you may be unsure how to get started at your Palm Beach, FL, or surrounding area home. Below, we answer commonly asked outdoor AV questions to help you build the best system possible.
Motorized Shades Rise & Lower Exactly When You Need Them
Air conditioning is a marvelous invention, but it’s costly to use all the time. Here in Vero Beach, FL, we have to find creative ways to stay cool most of the year without running the AC on high 24/7.
What did people do before air conditioning existed? Believe it or not, blinds, drapes, and shades can go a long way to keep rooms cool when the sun is at its hottest. You might still need to turn on the AC unit while home, but you can keep it at a higher temperature when the shades are drawn.
And today, smart window treatments make it convenient and effortless to cool your house. Smart blinds may sound like a futuristic gadget, but with silent motors, stylish fabrics, and seamless smart home integration, you’ll hardly notice the technology—only the benefits!
Read on to learn more about intelligent window treatments from brands like Lutron and Crestron and how they can help your Florida home stay chilled with less energy.