What is smart automation?
Smart technology minimises the need for human intervention
Technology over the past decade has been continually developed to serve a purpose that makes our lives easier; whether it’s simple things like being able to order the weekly shopping online or paying at the checkout with our smartphones, in the near future, we’ll be able to book a driverless Uber by asking Smart Home Assistant Alexa whilst getting ready. It really is quite astonishing the technological advancements in such a short period of time when you think about it.
Smart home automation means giving remote control to multiple different functions of your home and the joy of it means you can choose which ones depending on your needs. The popular automation options are lighting, heating, sound system, TVs, CCTV cameras, alarm system, they all sit on a secure network linked to your smart devices.
Home Automation Dorset has certainly followed suit; it’s purpose, again, is to reduce the need for human intervention, learning how your home works and taking action when’s needed or when you’ve planned it to. Things like setting your heating to come on in the bathroom and bedroom 30 minutes before your alarm is set and telling your blinds to rise to 50% at the same time so natural light gradually wakes you. If it makes the running of day-to-day life that little bit smoother, we’re all for it.
Monitor energy usage in your home to reduce energy bills
Taking power back from the major energy suppliers, you’ll be able to control the environment in your home, making sure you don’t overspend on energy. Being able to monitor usage in real-time and compare previous weeks means there won’t be a penny spent too much than what has been used.
- Energy Management System
Smart home monitoring is the future and it’s available today. Analysing your energy usage in real-time and controlling energy expenditure is high on the agenda of UK homeowners, the rising cost of energy and its increasing demand, your home needs to be smart in order to keep bills as low as possible.
- Smart Heating Control
Monitor your home’s energy efficiency with smart heating controls, we’re also installers of self-sufficient Renewable Energy Systems like Solar Thermal and Biomass Boilers.
- Intelligent Lighting Control
More than just mood lighting. Our systems aren’t like traditional lights – the power doesn’t run through the switch – the light fitting is wired directly back to a smart device allowing control of all the lighting from any switch.
- Shutter Blinds and Curtain Control
Need to simulate that your home is occupied? Simply use your smart device to close the curtains and turn the lights on, or turn them off and open them if you happen to have forgotten on a cold winter’s morning.
- Air Conditioning System Control
Hot summer’s day and your pet has been indoors for too long? Cool the house down remotely from work or if you’re out and about for too long. Make sure only the bedrooms are cool at night to save on energy bills with zone control.
Centralise the media in your home and distribute to rooms
Automating your music, TV, and movie systems probably won’t save you much money, unlike our Energy Management Systems, but they will save you plenty of time. With the remote control being your smart device, there’s no more having 5 different controls for 5 different media boxes.
Find out more about our Control4 Home Entertainment System.
- Multi-room Sound Systems
Centralise the music system to one control panel / smart devices and distribute it to all the chosen rooms in the house; before you know it there’ll be Bublé playing in the kitchen, Motown on in the mancave and One Direction in the kids’ bedrooms.
- Multi-room Smart HDTVs
Never miss a show again with integrated TV applications like Netflix and BBC iPlayer at your fingertips with your smart device as the remote control. Forgot to record that program you’ve been meaning to watch and you’re out for the evening? Simply log in and press record, as easy as that.
- All your favourite Movies
The Control4 Home Automation System can be programmed to have all the movies you could ever want built in, and regularly updated, so you’ll never be stuck for something to watch. Server located in the control tower, distributed to all the rooms.
Home Security System Control
Stay on top of home security by controlling these too
Working with Unique Fire & Security, we ensure that all systems – Home Automation Dorset included, – work with one another. So if you decide to update your Home Burglar Alarm System or add cameras to your CCTV System, it’ll all be synced and work like clockwork. Running on the same secure network and backed up by our servers plus then further 24 hour customer support line.
- Home Burglar Alarm System
Integrate your alarm system into the same control unit as with all the above and make sure you know your home’s armed when everyone’s out and you’re at work or on holiday. There’s a history log to see who’s been in and out too, so great for family homes, student accommodation, or landlords with HMOs too.
- CCTV Camera System
Be notified on your smart device right away when there’s movement detected on your CCTV Camera Systems and log in to watch the live feed as it’s happening. You can also check previous recordings as they’re all saved on a secure network.
- Door Entry System
Need notifying if someone’s at your front door, or if the buzzer has rung at your front gates? Not a problem, we can integrate the control system on your phone to your Door Entry System so you know who’s been at, or around, your home.
“If the systems we install make the running of day-to-day life that little bit smoother then we’re all for it” Paul Barnett Unique Tech