Get Safety and Convenience with Home Automation Lights
Installing home automation lights, audio, and other systems are some of the easiest ways to upgrade your home. A smart home doesn’t just look cool; it is also safe, convenient and energy-efficient. Here at Synergy Integrated Systems, we can install home automation that makes sense for your specific needs. Lighting control is a simple way to start.
Components of Your Automated Home Lighting System
Here at Synergy Integrated Systems, we offer lighting systems by Lutron Radio RA2, Vantage, and Crestron. If you’re interested in smart lighting, we’ll go over the different options to find the best solution for your lifestyle.
Here are a few of the components of most smart lighting systems:
Integrated Smart Switches: You can control the lighting of your entire home with a single button if you have smart switches. When you want to simply turn the lights on and off, you can still do this with the basic wall switch. From the light switch, you can also individually control a specific light. You can choose between smart light bulbs and smart switches or use both, based on the needs of a specific room.
Smart Plugs: These can actually be used with anything you would typically plug in. However, for lighting, smart plugs work well with smaller task lighting fixtures, such as lamps. With a smart plug, you can integrate these lighting fixtures with the rest of your lighting system.
Keep in mind that these components are just a start. In addition to home automation lights, your smart home integrated system can include your thermostat, window shades, security cameras, audio, video and more.
What Can Smart Lights Do for You?
Lighting control systems allow you to easily control both natural and artificial light. A smart home with lighting automation is safer, and you’ll love the convenience. As an added benefit, you’ll also reduce the energy you use, which is great for the environment and for your wallet.
Think you’d never use lighting control? Think again! Once your lighting system is fully automated, you’ll never go back to traditional lights. Here are just a few of the ways our clients are using smart lighting to make their lives easier and more secure:
- Program your lights to turn on right before you get home so you never have to arrive to a dark house. This is especially convenient in the winter when most of us get home from work after sunset.
- Automate your lighting when you’re on vacation. No one will know you aren’t home.
- Turn off all lights at once with just a single button. Yes, you can even do this from bed or as you’re walking out the door.
- Set up automation that senses when you’re no longer in the room. If you have kids who constantly leave lights turned on after they leave a room, you’ll love this feature!
- Press a single button to create the exact mood you want in a room. You could have a setting for watching movies, creating a romantic atmosphere, helping the kids begin to settle down after dinner, and more.
- If you have an early wake-up call, set up your lights to automatically come on at a certain time. It helps you wake up and safeguards you from accidentally sleeping through an alarm.
- Control your shades easily when the sun is causing glare or simply too much light or heat.
This list just scratches the surface when it comes to what you can do with an automated lighting system.
Smart Shades as Part of Your Home Lighting
When we talk about smart lighting, people usually think about smart bulbs and touch-pad controls for their artificial lights. However, the sun is a light source you should consider as well. With our automation packages, we can include smart shades to help you control the flow of natural light coming into your home.
The Synergy Integrated Systems team can install:
- Motorized draperies you can control with a single button
- Shades that automatically respond to the time of day or temperature
- Blinds that adjust based on your sunlight preferences or privacy needs
We work with Crestron Shades and Screen Innovations to help you find the perfect window automation products for your home. Don’t worry; we can match a wide range of home décor styles and colors! As with automated lighting, you can control your shades, blinds, and draperies from a smart device or a touch panel.
How Can Home Automation Lights Keep You Safe?
Safety is one of the biggest advantages to upgrading your home. We did touch on this a bit previously when noting how you can use automated lighting, but let’s take a closer look at how we can install a system that helps you stay safe.
First, with smart lights, you discourage intruders. You can easily set up your lights to automatically turn on just before you arrive. You can also have your lights turn on and off when you are away for a few days, which makes it look like someone is home.
We can help you automate both interior and exterior lights. In addition to lights that turn on and off based on your set programming, we can also install motion-sensing light options. If anyone is prowling around your home, the motion detectors will automatically illuminate your exterior.
In general, intruders like homes that are easy targets. If your home is well-lit after sunset, you’re making their life harder. They’re more likely to skip your home and instead break into a home that is completely dark, where they won’t be noticed.
Keep in mind that lighting works great in conjunction with a security system. Surveillance cameras don’t work well if it is too dark to see an intruder on film.
With lighting automation, you also make your home safer in relation to accident prevention. How many times have you stubbed your toe on that last stair, tripped over a toy the kids forgot in a dark hallway, or slipped on some ice hidden by a shadowed walkway? When you automate your lighting, you don’t have to worry about fumbling for the light switch in the dark. You can easily illuminate any part of your home to make it safer.
Is Automated Lighting Environmentally-Friendly?
The short answer? Yes! An automated lighting solution can be environmentally-friendly when compared to other options.
With lighting automation…
- You don’t have to leave your lights on all day even though you’ll be home an hour or two after sunset. It’s easy to program your lights to come on only when it is dark.
- If you forget to turn off a light after you leave a room, you can have your automated system do it for you through a motion detection system.
- We’ll help you switch over to energy-efficient LED lights, which give off the perfect cool and warm tones to perfectly suit your preferences.
- You can dim the lights to use less energy when low light is appropriate.
The best part? Automating your lights allows you to “set it and forget it.” In other words, you can save energy without thinking about it. We can help you program your lighting control and easily learn how to make changes using your smart device or a touch panel.
What Else Can You Automate in Your Home?
Once you see the ease of smart lighting control, you might be interested in total smart home automation. An automated lighting solution is just the start.
Next, you may want to consider automating your climate control. For most people, this means your HVAC system, including your air conditioning and heating. Many thermostats allow you to set up a timer system. However, we can take this a step further and give you access to control your temperature via your mobile device. So, if you’re already in bed and feeling cold for example, you can boost the temperature a few degrees.
Another aspect for full home automation is your audio and entertainment. Instead of racks of DVDs or hard to locate files on your computer, we can install a home media server to easily store your movies, CDs, MP3 files and digital photos in a single location for easy viewing. Additionally, we can set up zones in your home for audio so that different people can listen to or watch different media. And of course, if you want to create a home movie theater experience, we’ll install the right speakers and video equipment which you can control from your mobile device. Home theaters are one of our specialties and we carry everything that you need, from design to installation of the equipment and furniture. Let our experts guide you through the many choices, so that you achieve the maximum enjoyment from your entertainment spaces.
Many homeowners also like to integrate a security system. With the help of our partners Alarm.com, DSC, or 2GIG, we can help keep your home safe. Our security solutions work 24/7, even if the power is out or your phone/cable lines are cut. We can retrofit a home security system that includes motion sensors, video cameras, an entryway keypad, and more.
Last but certainly not least, don’t forget about your outdoor space. We can install and integrate weather safe televisions, outdoor audio systems, other entertainment system components such as projectors, sound systems, ceiling fans, an outdoor lighting control system, and more.
The Ease of Home Automation
If you don’t consider yourself a “tech person,” don’t worry. Here at Synergy Integrated Systems we know that the average person isn’t a technology expert. Every home automation system we install is super intuitive to use. If you can use your smartphone, you can use one of our automation systems.
We’ll get you started with some simple programming based on your preferences. However, you’ll also be able to set up your own automation over time as your needs change. It’s as easy as following step-by-step instructions, and if you are ever unsure you can always call us for help. Our team would be happy to program a new automation setting based on your changing needs.
Are You Ready for a Free Home Automation Consultation?
Whether you know exactly what you want or aren’t sure what level of home automation is right for you, we’re ready to help. Synergy Integrated Systems is a local family-owned business. Customer service is our number one priority, and our price quotes are always transparent. We’ve been servicing the Triangle area in NC for over 13 years and support our community through not only great customer service but also donations to local nonprofits.
Here’s what you can expect when you work with Synergy Integrated Systems:
- Fair pricing, including an honest price quote that won’t magically balloon when the project starts
- A knowledgeable installation team ready to answer any questions you may have
- Experienced staff members who know how to retrofit existing homes as well as integrate automation into new homes
You can read real customer reviews here to learn more about why Synergy Integrated Systems is a leader in home automation in the North Carolina Triangle area. Our clients consistently recommend us to their friends and family and that is a result of our excellent customer care. Ready for your free consultation? Click here to get started. Or, just give us a call at 919-324-3592.