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How to Take Your Smart Tech Beyond Amazon Alexa

by Waverly Wilde

Begun, your training has, young padawan. It’s time for you to take your starter smart home tech like Amazon Alexa and upgrade it to more advanced mastery of the Force.

If you’ve dipped your toes into the deep pool that is smart home technology and home automation, you’ve surely already found how great Alexa can be for making your daily routine, tasks, and family life easier and more enjoyable. That’s just the beginning, though. Here are just some of the basic categories that you can use to start upgrading your house to the future ... and beyond.


Taking Control

If you have an Amazon Alexa, you are already halfway to taking control and automating your entire home. How, you may ask? That’s easy. With Control4.

Further integrating your home with Control4 on top of your existing Alexa setup gives you all the features of one of the most advanced smart home systems, along with a voice control interface you are already familiar with and love. Your whole house becomes a playground of automation, waiting for your every vocal command, like a personal genie ready to grant every wish. And Control4 works with over 12,000 consumer devices, so you’ll be able to unite everything under one, easy-to-use, system.

Bright Ideas

Many areas of home automation are growing rapidly, to bring convenience and luxury to homeowners across the globe. But what exactly can you control with smart home integration?

Lights and shading are both popular ones. Instead of having to manually turn your lights on and off or having to get up every time you want to adjust the shades for every window in your house, smart solutions let you master all of these things with grace and ease. And if you want to set scenes for different rooms and be able to adjust those at a whim? Yeah, smart tech can help you with that, too.


Entertaining Ideas

Home automation can be fun and games too, though – literally! Just take a look at this decked out backyard amphitheater with Elan control. With Elan, this family is able to control the lighting, volume, the spa, and the projector – all through mobile apps! It’s a prime example of how smart technology can turn any backyard – even yours -- into a deluxe entertaining space.

You don’t have to install all that technology on your own, either – that’s what we are here for! Give us a call today and we’d be glad to talk through any integration projects you have in mind, and how we can help you bring everything together.


Secure Ideas

Of course, the more you invest in your home, the more potential there is to be worried about your investments. The good news is that there’s smart technology for that, too. ring and its various smart security systems, which take the forward-thinking home automation features (like an app, video recording,  smart locks, and yup, voice control!) you know and love and uses them to create a personal safety net for your house. 


No matter what you are looking to add to your smart home, it’s best to leave the hard work to local professionals!  Give us a call and we’ll be glad to help you upgrade your home life today – when you shop with us, perfect home automation is always only a call away!