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Smart Home Automation Systems

crestron and control4 systemsAt Audio Video Experts our team has decades of combined experience installing smart home automation systems using both Crestron and Control4.  From automated lighting to energy management systems we can make controlling your home as simple as the press of a button.

Your home is made up of various systems.  These include lighting, heating and cooling, audio/video or home theater, perhaps a pool or spa, and a security system.  Traditionally these systems have operated independently of one another.  An automated home integrates all of these systems together and enabling you to control them from a device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Intelligent Lighting Control

One of the biggest enhancements you can make to a home is adding automated lighting control.  These types of systems offer a number of advantages over traditional lighting.

First and foremost you can set lighting levels for any number of lights in a room and then turn them all on and of with the press of a single button.  Instead of multiple switches cluttering up your wall space, there is one keypad that allows you to control the entire room.  Not only is this more convenient, but it enhances the look of the room as well.

Lighting levels can be adjusted independently and saved as presets in the keypad.  This allows you to create scenes for a room.  It also allows you to accent certain parts of the room with more light and others with less.

Centralized control means that you can also turn all the lights in the house off with the touch of a button as well.  No more walking around the house turning off the lights.  Simply press the ‘Good Night’ button on the keypad next to your bed and it’s all taken care of for you.  And a ‘Bathroom’ button dimly lights a path to the bathroom should the need arise in the middle of the night.

A lighting control system can also save you energy.  Most lights don’t need to be on 100% all of the time.  In fact many can operate at much lower levels and still provide perfect lighting conditions.

A well designed system will also allows you to integrate lighting with your security system.  If the alarm detects an intruder, inside and outside lights can turn on or flash on and off, scaring away the would be robber.

Control the Climate

Heating and cooling your home can be expensive.  Integrating your thermostats into your home automation system allowing you to adjust all of your thermostats from one device.  It also allows you to quickly and easily schedule when the system should be on or off.

If you’re going out of town, just set the system to ‘Away’ and all of your thermostats will go into energy saving mode.  Even if you forget, you can just logon to your system via your phone and make any change you like.  You could even turn the air back on a day before you get back so that the house is cool by the time you arrive.

Integrating the climate control system enables the system to minimize energy usage in parts of the house that are unoccupied or see infrequent use.  They can even detect when a door is left open accidentally and turn the system off until it is closed.

Audio and Video

Integrating your audio video system or custom theater with your home automation system is a no-brainer.  Home electronics can be frustrating to control.  But not with a touch panel or remote that takes care of everything for you.  With a single press of a button you can turn on your favorite TV show, movie, or start your favorite album.  Want to hear your music in every room of the house?  It’s just the press of a button away.

Pool and Spa Control

With Crestron or Control4 home automation controlling the temperature of your pool or hot tub is as simple as picking up your phone.  Want the hot tub to be ready to go by the time you get home?  Turn it up before you leave work.  You’ll be relaxing in no time.

If you’re looking for the intelligent home contractors with decades of experience helping homeowners enhance their enjoyment of their homes using products from Crestron and Control4,  give us a call today to find out how we can help you.

Gate and Door Lock and Control

Incorporating your gate with your smart control system is a snap.  You can quickly and easily see who is calling whether you are home or not.  Our IP camera technology streams the video feed to your smart phone or tablet. This allows you to give access to contractors, maids, and pool service personnel when you are home or away.

With automated door locks you can allow access to your home anytime you wish.  It also saves you a great deal of time when leaving the house or getting ready for bed.  Simply press a button on your touch screen control and every door in the house is locked down tight for the night.  You can even integrate your security system to lock the house and arm it at the same time.

We offer these same smart home automation services throughout the Southern California area including Orange County, Santa Monica, and Pasadena.