3 Essential Elements of a Smart Home

Jul 09, 2014

Homeowners have a great deal of autonomy over what they automate and how their smart home design unfolds, but a smart home cannot exist without a few foundation features. Every smart home, regardless of size and complexity of design, must employ the following three smart home technologies.

Smart Home Appliances

Before it makes sense to schedule a visit from a smart home solutions provider, you should have appliances, systems, and devices in your home that you wish to automate. Some of the most popular choices include door locks, lighting fixtures, window treatments and locks, home security monitoring systems, HVAC systems, and sprinkler irrigation systems. There are, however, dozens of systems and appliances you use every day that can be configured for your home automation grid. Do your research, and be sure to include any options that you wish to have more or easier control of, so long as your smart home appliance budget allows it.

Home Automation Controller

Once you have the devices you wish to automate, you need the smart home technology that can automate them. Control4, the nation's largest and most popular manufacturer of home theater and home automation controllers, is an excellent option for most homeowners. Control4 works exclusively with reputable dealers such as Integrated IO® who work closely with their clients to custom-design the smart home solution of their dreams. Our systems are user-friendly and comprehensive, compatible with just about any design or system in your home that is capable of being automated.


Remote Control

To get the most from an automated home, you need a smartphone or tablet that can act as a remote control for your smart home appliances. Most smartphones are compatible with Control4 smart home solutions, especially since Apple unveiled that the release of iOS8 will be accompanied by an iPhone Control4 app. In addition to iPads, you will now be able to choose to use an iPhone as the remote control for your smart home system.

Has news of an Apple Control4 app that will enable you to have an iOS8 smart home made you more excited than ever to come up with a smart home solution for your home? If you live in Tucson or the Phoenix area, Fountain Hills based Integrated IO® has the smart home technology and know-how needed to transform your home into the home of your automation technology dreams. To learn more about our Control4 smart home control systems we use and the benefits you can enjoy once we have converted your ordinary appliances to smart home appliances, visit Integrated IO®Installation.com or call (895) 4-Integrated IO®.

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