Home Automation & Smart Home Systems
Home automation is becoming a must-have in homes today. It is now easier and more affordable to customize your smart home. Start small with smart speakers like the ‘Amazon Echo’ or ‘Google Home’ or create a complete smart home with a system like RadioRA. You have the ability to control as much or as little as you want.
Why Do You Need Home Automation?
Walking into a dark room with your hands full? Ask “Alexa’ or ‘Google’ to turn the lights on using only your voice. Didn’t turn off the basement lights when you went to bed? No problem! Turn them off in your phone app. You don’t get up to change the channel on your television anymore, so why would you get up to turn the lights on or off?
Use your phone or tablet, or simply ask your smart speaker to dim your lights to preprogrammed settings and to play your ‘party’ playlist while hosting friends and family.
Lights, heating, speakers, window coverings and security systems can be controlled remotely and set to different modes for ‘home’ or ‘away’. Program your lights to simulate occupancy while your family is on vacation.
Receive notifications on the go when you have left lights or appliances on at home. Turn them off right on your phone; no need to turn around.
Exquisite Electric is your local home automation expert! We install and program complete home automation systems including Lutron’s RadioRA2 total home control system and Leviton’s Home Security and Automation Systems. Both are controlled by your smartphone, tablet or wall-mounted display. We also install and program the customizable Casésta Wireless Smart Home Hubs, Nest products and Amazon Echo and Google Home Smart Speakers. Give us a call or book an appointment to start upgrading to a smart home today!
Lutron RadioRA 2 Home Automation System
Lutron RadioRA 2 is a full home automation system. Accordingly, it gives you the ability to control and program your lighting, small appliances, sound systems, heating and window coverings from a control pad or remotely from your smartphone. You can program it to send you notifications if lights or appliances are left on and you’ll have the ability to turn them off remotely. For example, if you think you may have left the garage door open, you can close it from work with your smartphone! Additionally, programming lights to turn on and off will give the appearance that your house is occupied while you are away on holiday. This system has so many useful applications!
Lutron Caséta Wireless
Lutron Caséta Wireless Systems are perfect for homeowners that are not ready or don’t need a full RadioRA 2 system but still want to try home automation. We’ll help you get started by installing a few devices at a time with the affordable and completely customizable Caséta System. Once you have the Caséta system installed, you can transform any light switch or outlet into a smart light switch or smart outlet that will be controlled by your phone or smart speaker!
The Lutron Wireless Caséta system includes the bridge and 1 device to get you started. You then have the option to install up to 50 devices (outlets or switches) on your home automation network at your convenience!
This system is especially useful for any out of reach outlets and light switches. For example, some of our personal favourite applications are Christmas light or Christmas tree outlets, creating 3 way switches, small appliance outlets, downstairs lights and garage light switches. We like to use them for any devices that are inconvenient to turn on or off (especially if you are not in that room anymore!)
Add A Smart Speaker for Voice Control
Either of the systems above will give you the ability to control your home with your devices. The further introduction of an inexpensive smart speaker can take home automation to a new level: voice control!
Amazon Alexa Echo And Google Home
The rise in smart speaker technology and availability means home automation has never been easier or more accessible!
Smart Speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home allow homeowners to control all compatible devices and apps, play music and make calls with voice commands. The speakers are compatible with home automation systems, security systems, Nest products, smart light bulbs, music amplifiers and more. Downloadable apps (or skills) allow you to access news broadcasts, play games and listen to music. There are even smart speakers with video capability as shown in the video which allow video calling and web browsing.
Exquisite Electric can install a RadioRa or Caséta automation system and expand your smart speaker’s control range to include plugs and switches, window coverings and heating and security systems!
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