We wanted HD security cameras and full home automation to control everything from the lights to the pump of the swimming pool. The technology is not hard to install, but you want it integrated the right way. The interface you use to control it all needs to be intuitive and comfortable to use. We contacted a company that does home automation in Pompano Beach to wire our house up. The technology is a mix of hardwired devices and Wi-Fi. Things such as a control box to turn the pump for the pool off and on were hardwired in. It receives the signal to turn the pump on and off.
Some other devices just need to be plugged in. Things such as lamp control modules. You can get electrical outlets and switches for ceiling fixtures that are automated. Even the window shades in your home can be remotely controlled. Anything that can be powered can be controlled with home automation. We also wanted an in-home theater. We bought a giant screen 4K television and an elaborate sound system that needed integration into a theater system. Watching TV this way is absolutely incredible.
Our thermostats control temperatures in separate zones throughout the house. They are integrated into our home automation system. We can view our HD security cameras from anywhere we have an Internet connection. We regularly check using our smartphones to see what the dogs are up to while we are away. We can let in a plumber, or we can even see who is at the door and speak to the person even if we are not at home. This home automation stuff is just getting better and better with each new generation of electronic technology. I would not even have imagined some of this stuff as a kid. A lot of it, however, I did imagine as a kid!