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Hire an Integrator to Create a Truly Connected Smart Home

Don’t let DIY mishaps stand in the way of enjoying whole-home automation with a centralized home control solution

Hire an Integrator to Create a Truly Connected Smart Home

So you’re ready to upgrade your Vancouver, WA, house into a fully automated smart home? At Encore Audio Video, we applaud you! Home automation provides so many incredible benefits to your lifestyle — comfort, convenience, luxury, energy efficiency, and time-saving advantages, to name a few.

Here at Encore Audio Video, we recommend hiring a professional integrator to install your smart home, whether you already have some smart devices or you’re just starting in the home technology sphere. Setting up hardware, wiring systems, installing software, and integrating all your smart devices to communicate can quickly become overwhelming as a DIY project.

Our techs can help you design and install a fully customized smart home with centralized home control using an automation system like Control4. Keep reading to learn why you should contact the professionals for a truly connected home!  

SEE ALSO: Why Control4 Is the Ideal Choice for Your Smart Home

Custom Design

Every smart home is unique. At Encore Audio Video, part of our process is spending time with you and your family to learn your lifestyle preferences. Then we can recommend solutions for audio/video, lighting, climate, security, and outdoor entertainment that will meet your needs.

Additionally, we have the expertise to design solutions that are tailor-made for your space. Interested in motorized shades? Choose from hundreds of different styles, colors, and textures to find the perfect fit for lighting control and energy-efficiency in every room. Want a multi-purpose media space but don’t want AV equipment to clutter up the room? We have hidden tech solutions to conceal TVs with artwork, cabinet lifts, or drop-down mounts, along with in-wall or in-ceiling speaker placement.

No matter your smart home vision, we’ll work with you to ensure you’re getting the experience and aesthetics you want.

Centralized Home Control

One big issue we see with homeowners who choose the DIY route is that they install multiple smart devices or smart systems but don’t know how to connect them to communicate together. Then the family ends up with a bunch of single-use remotes, keypads, and smartphone apps. Simple, streamlined control and efficient communication between devices are what make home automation a worthwhile investment.  

At Encore Audio Video, we’ll connect all your smart technology under one home control system like Control4. One of the primary benefits of Control4 is that it’s a one-app solution. You can access, manage, and control all your smart devices using one app on a smartphone, touchscreen tablet, or the Neeo universal remote.

When you have home automation with centralized control, you can create automated scenes that activate multiple systems at once. A “Relax and Unwind” scene in the evening triggers the living room lights to dim to a warm glow, soft music to play over the bookshelf speakers, and the outdoor spa to start warming up for your nighttime soak.

Additionally, a professional integrator can enable your devices to communicate and work together automatically. For example, when your smart thermostat recognizes that it’s too hot in the house, it can trigger the automated shades to close and cool the interior, instead of running the A/C automatically. Or when an intruder triggers the motion sensors on your property, the surveillance cameras can turn on, start recording and send an alert to your smartphone. At the same time, floodlights cast illumination over the yard to scare away the burglar.  


Let Encore Audio Video help you with all your home automation and home control needs! We proudly design and install smart home systems in Vancouver, WA, and surrounding areas. Call us at 503-224-9400 to schedule a consultation. Or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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