It’s time to talk about controlling your smart home.
The main goal of a smart home is for it to gracefully integrate into your daily life, offering convenience and control options that simply wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Whenever our team at Gleeson's Home Entertainment and Automation designs a project, we keep that in mind. With a focus on ease of use and convenience, two of the best ways to control your smart home are through a smart home touch screens and smart home remotes.
Don’t get us wrong -- voice control is important and is only going to continue to grow as smart devices improve and can recognize even more commands. But what we’ve found is that more people prefer a combination of voice control, apps, controllers, and remotes.
This week on our blog, we are going to look at some of the many benefits that touch screens and remotes can bring to your smart home, and how they can help bring about whole new ways of control that you may have yet to consider.
Let’s start by looking at wall-mounted touch screens. These devices are often strategically placed throughout your smart home, and therein lies one of their main benefits -- they offer you control access at various points in your home without you always having to be attached to your mobile device.
For example, if you are in the kitchen and want to call the family together, but your child is currently using your phone to watch their favorite YouTube videos, you can easily use the wall-mounted touch screens conveniently located there to adjust the lights, turn down the TV and hail the family to come down for dinner through the built-in intercom.
These wall-mounted panels can also be great for customizing and personalizing the home experience for your whole family. Panels can recognize each member of your family via facial recognition, and then pull up custom settings for each family member. Maybe the kids want the TV to turn on to a certain station when they walk in the living room, or you want to make sure the heat turns up when you step into the home office. Either way, these events can happen with the help of your screen, almost instantly and without you really having to think about it.
Touch screens have also come a long, long way from the early touch devices you may be familiar with. Modern touch screens have lighting-quick response, and are always ready to help you work with your smart home. No load times, and with their convenient placement on walls around your home, you don’t have to worry about losing or misplacing them like cell phones, either.
Touch screens aren’t the only way that you can control your smart home. With the help of smart home remotes, you can add a whole other layer of control on top of what you already get from other devices.
The first benefit of handheld remotes is the fact that they can consolidate the number of remotes you have in your house from a billion down to one.
That’s right -- just one. With a smart home remote -- or a whole-house remote – you can get rid of all the other remotes you have taking up space and stick with just one that truly controls everything.
Smart home remotes also offer complete customization, giving you a remote that does what you want it to, how you want it to. Of course, if you are struggling to get your smart home controller or remote programmed and working correctly, then it’s time you give us a call at 609-399- 4910! Leave the hard work to the professionals -- let us handle everything and get your smart home control options customized and contoured to your family’s specific needs.
Benefits Over Voice Control
We’ve already mentioned that we are fans of voice control, and we do think the true future of smart home control is a combination of voice control, apps, controllers, and remotes. But since voice control gets so much attention, we wanted to take a second to show the benefits other forms of control have over voice.
For example, if you like to listen to loud music -- or movies -- voice control becomes quite limited. Smart home touch screens and remotes don’t have this issue, and they let you control your home without having to yell over everybody and everything else going on.
There’s also a simpler element to streamlined screens and remote controls. You don’t have to memorize a bunch of commands or worry that you aren’t using the right one -- with easy-to-use interfaces, both your touch screen and handheld remote let you navigate all of the different control features of your smart home.
No matter how you ultimately decide to control your smart home, the important thing to remember is that there are plenty of options out there to help you control your smart home however you want to. And as for getting them set up, that is what we’re here for -- give us a call at 609-399- 4910 for your smart home questions and we’d be glad to help.