It has been 10 months since I met Alexa. I brought this lovely device into my home, eager to run it through its paces so I could better explain to my customers just how this device could work for them. Firstly, this was no ordinary install. Many people using the Amazon device simply plug it in and use it for its basic functions; asking what the weather is, playing some music, setting timers for cooking, etc. I was more interested in [...]
How easy is a Control4 Home Automation System? Here is Ryder, who is 4 years old, to demonstrate exactly how to fire up your AV system using the Control4 Home Automation platform. These systems are meant to bring simplicity to all of your connected home devices, including your TV and music. Bringing all of these devices under one operating system allows them to communicate with one another and simplifies how you control your home.
5 Cool Home Automation Trends 5. Geo-events Your smartphone's GPS capabilities are amazing. Why not harness its power to automate your home? Applications include - shutting off all the lights and locking the doors when you leave the home. Turn off the A/C automatically whenever you leave the office. Open your garage door automatically when you pull up to the house and turn on the lights if it is dark. Automatically arm your security system if you are away for a set period [...]
Security Systems - by AudioWorks In servicing Utah for over 30 years AudioWorks noticed something lacking in the security industry with most providers... great service and reliable operation. Today's home automation systems require all pieces to work in harmony, security being one of the biggest and most important pieces. We quickly realized that most providers only wanted to get you to sign that contract, not concerned about the service they provide or if their system even functions correctly. That presents a big [...]
The Elements of a Smart Home Using your integrator for the following services ensures your automation system works seamlessly. A world of possibilities opens up when each of these systems talk to one another. Here are the services AudioWorks, Inc can provide for your Smart Home – Home Networking Your system relies on having a solid base to operate, regardless of scale AUdioworks, Inc will design a system that fits. 4k Video, 24 Bit Audio The absolute best in audio and video quality throughout your [...]
SHIPPING NOW - Control4 has introduced the EA Series entertainment and automation controllers, the next-generation platform for smart home innovation, featuring high-resolution audio, high-performance automation and industry-leading interoperability. Three new controllers, three outstanding solutions! EA-1 - Available in a one-room bundle with remote for $600! The EA-1 delivers a beautiful, intuitive, and responsive on-screen user interface with the ability to create and enhance the entertainment experience for any TV in the house. The EA-1 can orchestrate a wide range of entertainment devices comprising of [...]
Control4 has many options for your Smart Home system. Beyond just controlling lights and temperature via your wireless device AudioWorks, Inc. can make your home truly SMART. Drop shades when temperature rises above a certain point or the sun is in a certain position that may fade your floors or furniture, automatically. Create vacation modes that creates the illusion that someone is home even when you are not. Get notifications when doors are left open, alarms are not armed, [...]