Smart Home Automation: FAQ

Let’s Go Back to the Basics


When you think of “home automation” and “smart home control” what images fly by in your head? Do you envision scenes from sci-fi movies and futuristic homes?

The truth is, the future is now – and a home automation system can make daily life easier and more luxurious for you and your family today.

Installing smart technology in your Rehoboth Beach, DE home will add convenience, comfort, and style to your living space. But what exactly is smart home automation?

We’ve got you covered. In this blog, we go through the questions most homeowners have before they begin the smart home installation process. Keep reading below to find out more.


Question #1: So, What Is Smart Home Automation Exactly?

When you install a smart home automation system into your home, it makes your home “smart” simply because every device and feature is connected to one another through the internet. Each component communicates, works with, and reacts to each other to make every command you have for your system happen.

Program your system’s technologies to do endless tasks and actions, and install more features down the road – an automation system is customizable and expandable. From motorized shades to smart security and audio video distribution – these are all examples of smart solutions for your system.

When you have an “automated” system, then that means it will work without you having to check in on it and make changes every time you want something to happen. You won’t have to reset your shades to lower at certain times every day, and you won’t need to adjust your smart thermostat – they will know to do these actions for you after you’ve set them up to work on their own.




Question #2: How Big of An Investment is Home Automation?

Regardless of the type of update you install in and on your property, there are going to be expenses that follow. But a smart home automation system is rewarding not only in its services but also in the saved energy and money you’ll have as the years go by.

The best part is since your system is scalable, you don’t have to start out with many installed technologies right away.

Start off with smart surveillance and integrated audio video. You can keep your system small, or later add home lighting control and a home cinema in the basement when you want.

The system builds upon itself – and when all your devices are all connected and run from one centralized source, you save time and energy. Plus, smart technology adds value to your home. When your house is already hardwired for a system, it means its capabilities are stable and set to last for the long run.


Question #3: Is Controlling My System Going to Be Easy?

A complex system doesn’t mean the user interface has to be difficult as well. Managing your home automation system will be easy for you and your whole family.

Using a smart device of your choice – whether it’s your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or a stylish wall panel or keypad – you can simply push a button and have your entire system under your command.

Set scenes with your lights and shades, adjust volume, start timers, arm your security system, and turn on your entertainment center. It’s all easy – and doesn’t require a dozen remotes. Once you’ve set up your smart home, its technologies will continue to work every day so that you never have to lift a finger until you want to make a new adjustment or change.


Want to learn more about what a home automation system is and how it can benefit your daily life? Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. Our team would love to hear from you!