If you are building a new home or renovating your existing one, you’ve probably thought about adding some smart home automation. In fact it’s the ideal time.If you’re designing a home to look exactly the way you want it to be, it makes sense for it to operate the way you need it to be.
What can an automated home do?
The real question is what can’t it do? The technology available right now is incredible. From something as simple as changing the color of a lightbulb at the press of a button to seeing who just rang your doorbell from the other side of the world, the possibilities are exciting.
That’s where JACI’s Smart Home Consultants come in.
Our smart home designs are based on our client’s needs and we’ll make sure your home automation is fully integrated. We can even give you the power to operate everything with voice control. Smart, right?
You might be thinking that creating a smart home sounds complicated but we’re here to tell you it’s not. Our Smart Home Consultants will manage the design, the build and the installation, talking to you every step of the way. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the final result.
Are you ready to convert your home into a smart home?
Here are the JACI 6 steps to achieving the best automated home design.
Choose what to automate
This is the fun part for you. Your starting point is thinking about what would make your life easier, simpler and more enjoyable. How about smart lighting control?
With our lighting control you can create bespoke ambience in each room of the house. Cozy in the lounge room, bright and light in your home office? The choice is yours.
Is security important to you? We can design an integrated system that ties cameras, locks and sensors together, that you can activate even when you aren’t at home.
What about automated blind and shutter control? Our sensors can detect changes in temperature and brightness and raise or lower them automatically. That’s really smart energy efficiency.
If you’re designing a clean look to your home, consider whether an in-wall wifi solution is for you. We can design seamless connectivity throughout your home without the clutter.
Choose a communication technology
Depending on what you choose to automate, we can help you choose the best communication technology for the job. We discuss your needs and how you’d like to communicate with your home automations. These are some of our considerations:
You’re likely to have your phone with you at all times so using it to communicate with your home is a great option. The device apps will be at your fingertips wherever you are which is really convenient.
But we can take it to the next level. Do you prefer to talk to Siri, Alexa or Google?
Using a Z-Wave automotionbridge clients can actually control their smart home with their voice through whichever home assistant they prefer. This is ideal for elderly and disabled people but if you have a lot of smart devices, or want to keep control when you are away from home, using a smart assistant with automotionbridge can be the right choice for simplicity.
You can control the automated elements of your home from your laptop or PC. This is a solution to explore if you have just a few devices of smart home technology and don’t mind manually activating them.
Z-Wave Mesh Network
This is a complete replacement system of your ordinary wifi. With a mesh network, every device on your network becomes a repeater. If you have a large home or a complex design, a mesh network will easily handle a lot of smart devices and give you whole-home coverage.
Choose a controller of gateway
In this step we discuss what will essentially be the brain of your automated home. It’s like having a security guard or operations manager right in your house.
In a fully integrated, automated home, a gateway controller brings together all the devices you have from a lightbulb to a watering system. Then all you have to do is press a button, make a gesture or say a word.
Choose the devices
At JACI we supply quality devices from tried and trusted brands. There are choices in color and design so we can help you choose the devices that do the job and fit beautifully into your new or renovated home. It’s also important to make sure that the devices have the specific features you need and we talk you through that.
Configure and Install
The final step is where it all comes together. There’s a lot to do depending on the design, but we do it all for you.
In this stage we’ll set up the scenes, triggers and schedules agreed with you. We’ll connect everything to the internet, download the apps and connect the smart devices. Then we’ll get them all working as one operation through the gateway.
Finally, our consultants will talk you through your newly automated home and how you can close the blinds or lock your front door with simple commands. If, over time, you find you want to reconfigure your design or add to it, we’ll always be happy to refine it for you.
These six simple steps are what our JACI design and implementation consultants will guide you through as you convert your home to a smart one.
If you are building or renovating it is the perfect time to plan home automation. We can work with you to allow for wiring and structural considerations. If you have a specific home automation idea we’ll try to make it a reality.
Get in touch with our consultants to start your home automation journey today.