Home automation is smart––a smart home that is. No longer is controlling the devices in your home from afar a science-fiction scenario. Today, with a Wi-Fi connection and your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can be in Paris and instruct your Ridgefield, WA, window shades to open or your air conditioner to shut down. Home automation, or a smart home, is connecting to home devices from an offsite location and controlling them via voice commands or a button. In turn, these devices can send you information and, in some cases, communicate with one another.
Are All Home Automation Systems The Same?
There are varying levels of communication and accompanying costs with each level. For simpler devices, like turning on or off a lamp, the costs are lower. But once the level of communication becomes more complicated, say for outdoor security cameras, the amount of time and money invested increases. To speak with a qualified expert on the various communication levels, along with their associated costs in time and money, call Apex Air, and we would be happy to sit down with you to discuss what’s available in home automation for your home.
Home platforms, also called ecosystems, are the nucleus of home automation. Some home platforms are simple and require only a purchase of the platform itself and Wi-Fi to get started. Other platforms or ecosystems are more complex and charge a monthly fee for access to their app or software. These are all factors to consider when exploring this technology.
Home Automation Is A Growing Industry
Home automation is comprised of a variety of products, integrating into its platforms. This field is expanding by leaps and bounds. In 2015, the home automation market was worth approximately $5.77 billion U.S., and by 2020, experts are predicting its worth will rocket to over $10 billion U.S. Here are some of the primary categories where you can find multiple products to integrate into every room of your smart home:
- Hubs and controllers
- Heating and cooling
- Locks/home security systems
- Surveillance cameras
At Apex Air, we want to help you make your home as highly comfortable and convenient as possible. That’s why we work with homeowners in the Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, metro area to make their homes smarter. Smarter in the home automation sense. With home automation, you can monitor and control components of your home from virtually anywhere.
Come Home to a Smarter Home With Côr™ Home Automation
This remarkable new system puts remote access to your thermostat, lighting, home security, and more right in the palm of your hand. Optional add-on equipment and over-the-air software upgrades make this system highly customizable, expandable, and future-proof.
More Than Just a Smarter Home
Côr Home Automation does more than help you build a smarter home—it can create a more comfortable, secure one too. Imagine receiving a notification when your children arrive home, having the ability to check in on things whenever you want, or being welcomed home by the perfect temperature and lighting settings. Well, now you can do more than imagine it.
A terrific place to start in home automation is with Côr’s Smart Start Kit. It includes:
• The Hub—the brains of the system
• Desk stand
• Door/window sensors (3)
• Motion sensor (1)
• Water sensor (1)
• Garage-door sensor
• Light on/off/dimmer module
Call Apex Air at 360-857-0369 for an explanation of how home automation works within each of these categories. A smart home’s purpose is to make life easier for its homeowners. Make life easier on yourself and call today to get started.