The era of “smart homes” has dawned, and millions of Americans now own appliances that are technologically enhanced to improve lives. While it has taken some time to win over the population, automated devices such as thermostats, televisions, lights and more have made everyday tasks more streamlined and efficient. Now with the onset of the Internet of Things shared network, the foundation is set for all of your household tasks to be automated with a breeze. The future is bright with the following advancements in home automation.
While many technologies exist to facilitate different aspects of your home life, they are often produced by different companies. Nest specializes in your home temperature, Ring makes security improvements, and Amazon, Google, and Apple all have voice activated systems to control other home actions. As these companies further improve their own products, a likely future has these companies integrating their products to make all of your devices compatible.
Smart Kitchen Technology
Automated kitchen tech has already begun to enter the market, but look for this market to grow quite quickly in the near future. With the average American leading a hectic life, the idea of remotely controlled ovens, crockpots, and refrigerators will be a huge draw to homeowners. Amazon is already working on technology to be able to shop for groceries based off of what your fridge is missing. These types of advances are the next frontier of home tech.
Further Progress with Appliances
As your house temperature controls, lighting systems, and kitchen appliances continue to become automated, the rest of your home devices will soon catch up as well. With all of these tools connected on the Internet of Things, the eventual goal is that items such as your laundry and vacuuming machines will be integrated with the rest of your home tech.
Cohesive Audio-Visual Integration in Central Florida
As home technology continues to increase and evolve, everyday tasks will become simple and seamless. However, a smart home is not complete unless its home entertainment system is as cohesive as its other appliances. At AVI Orlando, we specialize in installing entertainment audio-visual systems that ensure a flawless experience when you kick back and relax. All of our speakers and movie tools are wireless and can even connect to your other home systems, further easing your way of life. To learn more about our services and products call us today at 407-233-1880.
According to Energy Star, the average commercial building wastes 30 percent of the energy it consumes. To increase efficiency, reduce energy usage, lower electricity costs, and help the environment, many business owners are focusing on energy management.
Whether you own a small, mid-sized, or large business, automation with green technology can help ensure:
- Programmable audio, visual, and lighting control systems are turned off at night
- AV systems are not being used or drawing power when an individual is not in a zoned audio, video, or lighting area
- Equipment is more energy efficient and safer than conventional equipment
At AVI Orlando, we understand that lowering your bills and making your business more eco-friendly is important. A great way to address both concerns is to update your commercial lighting controls. By installing motion sensors, you no longer have to worry about whether the lights are on after everyone has left the room. At the end of the workday, you can even shut off all the lights with a touch of a button.
Our carefully designed systems help eliminate electrical waste when not in use and can be automated to suit your business needs. If you would like to learn more about how to implement commercial automation with green technology into your organization, please call 407-801-0572 or fill out our contact us form online.
In the past decade or so, advances in technology have given us even more control over our environment. Of course, things like light switches, thermostats, electric stovetops, computers, and home entertainment systems have been around for a while now. But, they have been made even better in just the past few years: no longer do you have to manually operate these devices to use them. Apps, voice control, and home assistant devices have given us almost magical abilities to control things at a distance with our mere voices or a tap of a finger.
This power of automation has many obvious benefits like making life easier, saving time, and just being plain fun to use. But, when used efficiently, automation can also save you money by helping you use less energy! Think about it – if you can control appliances and home features from anywhere by using your phone, you can make sure that everything you aren’t using is turned off. Some examples include:
Turning off any lights you left on
Bumping up the thermostat when you are leaving the house for a while
Turning off the TV
Closing your garage
You could also operate any automated appliances and devices from the office to optimize efficiency. For example, you could start heating up the oven when you are leaving work, so it’s pre-heated when you get home. Or, on your way home, you could crank down the thermostat so your house is back to your desired temperature. Forgot to record the game? Control your entertainment systems right from your computer or smartphone. You spend a lot of time at work, so home automation allows you to make the most of your time at home.
All of these uses of automation save you money, while helping you do your part to minimize your environmental impact. Automation gives you the best of both worlds: reaping the benefits of technology and still being green. By bumping up and down the thermostat whenever you want, you can significantly lower your power bill and energy consumption. Wasteful use of electricity, like leaving electronics on, can be completely eliminated.
Interested in saving money every month while enjoying the benefits of upgraded technology? Who wouldn’t be! At AVI Orlando, we can help you choose the automation system which best suits your needs. One of our favorite systems is Control 4® which allows you to operate a wide variety of electronics in your home simply from one device. Call us today to learn more about home automation or request a free consultation at 407-801-0572.