Summer may be for BBQs and outdoor events, but that doesn’t mean you need to check your technology at the door.
In fact, smart technology has continued to expand further and further outside of the home, making even your backyard ripe for technology integration possibilities. In between suntanning and surfing, we’ve gathered up a few awesome examples of smart backyards to give you some ideas of your own, and to help you decide how best to use technology in your blossoming outdoor space.
Thinking Outside the Home
HGTV’s 2019 Smart Home of the Year comes loaded with a fireplace, ceiling fan, and an outdoor TV. A remote-controlled barrier gives the space the option of converting into a more weather resilient area, and don’t forget to check out the retractable theater screen.
The good news is that even if you don’t win this home, you can still bring features like that to your own home, right now! We’re always here to talk about all of your options for customizing your backyard, and how we can help make your tech dreams come true.
It’s a bird ... it’s a plane ... it’s a TV screen?
Rooftop space may technically not be behind your house, but it’s still an outdoor area, and many of the same fundamentals of backyard design and tech use apply here, as well.
Slide two in this slideshow over at Landscaping Network, for example, shows an owner who set up a hidden projector screen on their rooftop. No more will you have to decide between relaxing outdoors and binge watching “The Lord of the Rings.” Now you can enjoy the nature of Middle-earth while actually being outside in nature.
Smart and Secure
Smart technology can do more than just superficially improve your life, it can also go the extra mile to help protect it.
This house retrofitted home lighting and security options over what they previously had, adding an extra level of safety to the home. Don’t lose sleep at night when you are traveling, or worry about intruders when you are home. Let us help you find an outdoor smart security solution, and you’ll be able to rest easy night after night.
Lights, Backyard, Action
The reason that humans started to live inside to begin with was to take control over the atmosphere. You can’t really control the weather or the when you’re outside, but you what you can control is the lighting. This video tours a Control4 powered smart home, showing just what can be done with a custom backyard. The easy-to-use system powers the sink, table, and BBQ lights, plus the fans, oven and outdoor restroom, too.
The next frontier for smart home technology is the outdoors. Don’t be left behind this summer while all of your friends equip their houses with the latest and greatest. Give us a call today and we can help turn your ideas for a wonderful backyard into a reality.