From lighting control to air quality monitoring, use smart technology to attune your home to your body’s needs
If you’re at all familiar with home automation, you know how these systems can make your life easier and simpler. What you may not know is how automation technology can actually help you live a healthier life. The growing field of biophilia shows that people have an innate desire to be in nature and interact with the natural world.
And now, smart home technology has advanced to the point that devices from your lights to your thermostat can automatically adjust themselves to keep you comfortable and healthy at home with this philosophy in mind. Want to know more? Here’s how biophilia benefits residents in Portland and other areas of Oregon.
You can live a life of luxury by installing whole home automation
Amid all the stresses and chaos of everyday living, wouldn’t you like to know your home is an island of calm to look forward to? The technology in your home should cater to your needs and make your life easier, and you can do that with whole home automation. Here’s what Washington residents in the Vancouver region can install to make home life more convenient and comfortable.
Go with a Control4 system to maximize the potential of your smart home
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you have a home automation system already, or you’re interested in installing one. But as the number of smart devices in our homes grows, the importance of a reliable control system grows right along with it.
That’s why you need a Control4 system to wrangle your disparate systems. Control4 is an industry leader in creating powerful, comprehensive, easy-to-use home control systems. A Control4 dealer like Encore Audio Video can set up one of these systems for you. Here’s why a Control4 system is the ideal solution for residents in Oregon’s Portland region.
High Performance, Low Maintenance
Home networking might seem to be simple. With a modem to access your Internet service, and a router — both often provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) — you can get wireless networking in your home, both between devices and connecting to the Internet. But if you have a larger home or have many smart devices, the standard solution from your ISP may not work well in all areas. While there may be settings you can tweak in your router to improve performance, networking is a very technical area, and few consumers know how to do this, or fix something when it doesn't work. Indeed, some consumers don't even know how to change the initial default password for their wireless network – which is a security hazard waiting to happen.
The number of smart devices that are being connected to home networks is exploding every year. Smart lights, cameras, speakers, thermostats, appliances, streaming devices, and TVs all need robust networking for proper operation. You may not even remember how many devices you depend on that are connected to your network. But when the network falters, you end up noticing. Your high definition and 4K video may buffer incessantly or freeze, your smart speaker can't do anything because it lost its connection, or your smart camera can’t send any alerts video feeds. More serious issues might come up, like being unable to operate your smart lock — hope you have the key!
If you have a smaller house or perhaps can tolerate the occasional hiccups from your network, maybe you can get by without professionally installed and optimized home networking. But if you want to run a smart home with many devices, you rely on your network for security features, and you need high bandwidth for work and entertainment at home, you would be wise to consider professional installation services and equipment for your home network.
At Encore Audio-Video, we work with Pakedge for installing high-performance home networks in Portland, OR. Why? Because Pakedge is part of Control4, our smart home solution partner, and they offer business-class performance for your home networking needs. Read on to learn more about how Pakedge networks stand out from the rest.