Knoxville Home Automation

Interactive Demo

on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in Knoxville Home Automation

Ever wondered what automation can do for your home or business? I know I have wondered how a lighting system could change my space or how whole house audio would be perfect for my next get-together. Sometimes it's hard to envision things if you don't really know that much about them and exactly what they can do. That's why we decided to create a way to help you see what your space could be like with automation.

Meet the interative demo !

virtual demo
Our interactive demo gives you the opportunity to play with all kinds of automation which include music, lighting control, surveillance, temperature, and shade control. We can also bring a laptop version of our interactive demo to you.

Could you see your space upgraded with automation?

Benefits of Home Automation During the Holidays

on Friday, 15 November 2013. Posted in Knoxville Home Automation

Tis the season! Before you pack up the kids and head over the river and through the woods it's important to make sure you're leaving your home secure and out of the eyes of thieves. Almost 400,000 break-ins occur in the US during November and December, according to the FBI. The last thing you want to worry about during the holidays are burglars. Fortunately, home automation is a great tool to keep your home safe and sound while you're away enjoying the holiday season.

Alarm.com and RTI offer home automation solutions that can simplify your life and ease your mind while you're traveling. For example, experts say one of the best ways to ward off intruders is by leaving lights on. Home automation allows you to take it up a notch by controlling a variety of lights in your home. While leaving a front porch light on may be helpful, burglars may notice if the light is left on during the day as well. Automated light systems allow you control lighting to mimic your usual activity and patterns.

Another great benefit of home automation is the ability to get notifications when there is any activity in or around your home such as doors opening or someone pulling into the driveway. Even when you're away, home automation allows you to still feel constantly connected to your home.

Not going out of town this holiday season, but instead having the family come to you? Home automation can make having company over for the holidays a breeze. Houseguests can come and go as they please with temporary entry codes on smart doors and locks. They can even be programmed to expire when your guests head home. Automate your lights inside and out to come on at dusk and off at midnight. Also, don't worry about pulling down shades and blinds in the evening. Control them all with the touch of a button so you don't have to miss a beat. Keep guests entertained with festive holiday playlists that you can control right from your smartphone.

In today's fast-paced world it's important to slow down and enjoy time with friends and family. Home automation is a great addition to any living space, but also a huge added safety feature and tool for keeping guests comfortable.

How Home Automation Can Save You Cash

on Monday, 11 November 2013. Posted in Knoxville Home Automation

You may be a fan of home automation because you love technology and the idea of being able to control your entire home with the touch of a button, but did you know that it can actually save you lots of money? Many of us rush out the door in the morning and forget to adjust the thermostat or turn off all the lights. What if you could control aspects such as lighting or thermostats right from your smart phone? Or even better yet, what if your devices could learn from you? You may have heard of thermostats that learn your patterns such as when you go to work or when you're home on weekends. These are great options to save money and these types of thermostats can pay for themselves in a year.

Now home automation has gone a step further. With new innovations from location-based geo-fencing technology, users can eliminate the guess work out of smart thermostats. Sometimes our plans change and we come home unexpectedly or work late. A company called enerG uses the actual homeowner's location to make thermostat adjustments. By using a smartphone, users can create a virtual geo-fence around their home. The location of the homeowner acts as a trigger and adjusts to personalized settings. This service is part of several new options from enerG that incorporate lighting, energy, keyless entry, garage doors, and wireless HD camera viewing.

Alarm.com also offers great energy solutions. You can set your thermostat or turn off lights right from your smartphone with the Alarm.com mobile app. Plus, activity patterns and energy monitoring allow you to stay on top of your energy usage before you get an unwelcomed surprise on your utility bill.

Lutron Electronics offer automated energy-saving solutions with various lighting and shade options. Lutron uses dimmers, occupancy/vacancy sensors, light control solutions, and shading systems that reduce lighting energy usage. Lutron is great because you don't have to make any sacrifices on style. Their shades come in numerous prints and textures and the special honeycomb design is great for holding in heat. Plus, the lighting dimmers turn homes into beautiful, peaceful spaces.

Still not convinced? Well did you know your energy saving efforts may qualify for rebates or other incentives from your local state or utility company? A professional home energy audit can reveal how much energy your home actually uses and what you can do to make your home more energy efficient. For example, the space around outlets and plumbing may seem too small, but air can actually bleed through these cracks. That means your hard-earned money is going down the drain.

If you're still not sure how home automation can save you money, contact us today. We would love to come out and show you!


Simplify Your Life With RTI's T2X Universal Controller

on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Knoxville Home Automation

Want to simplify your life, but not sure how with a house full of electronic devices and countless remotes lying around? You don't have to get rid of your devices, but instead just take control of them. The RTI T2X remote control allows you to take charge of all your A/V devices, lighting, security, and more with one sleek universal remote control. The T2X remote features a flush edge-to-edge LCD touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Lithium-Ion battery, and its own personal docking station.

Users can also enjoy advanced features such as grip sensors that keep the remote active while it is being held and ZigBee for bidirectional communication with supported third-party electronics. The T2X also includes an accelerometer for instant-on control.

It is time to say goodbye to drawers full of remotes. iSS and the RTI T2X are here to simplify your life, but without sacrificing the technology you love. Contact us today to find out more about the T2X and how we can make controlling your electronic devices a true pleasure.

 

 

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