Here Are 3 of the Best New Smart Home Automation Features
Explore the Latest Innovations in Home Automation Technology
The smart home automation industry constantly is changing.
Just as quickly as people are adopting smart home devices across the world, the industry is evolving and manufacturers are improving their technologies.
What does that mean for you?
It means that as technology grows, you’ll have more access to a wide range of home automation options that can improve and simplify your lifestyle.
Even if you already have a home automation system, most are scalable to allow you to add new devices.
Below, we explore three of the best new smart automation features you’ll want to know about for your Los Angeles, CA home.
Just keep reading to find out more.
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1) When >> Then Automation
Only four months ago, Control4 dramatically altered the way you can control its home automation system.
Its new When >> Then automation control already has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards honoree for software and mobile apps.
So, what can it do within your home?
After a typical automation installation, you are limited regarding how much you can customize after your professional installer completes his or her part of the project.
With When >> Then software, you can create an expansive range of automation commands from any Control4 system that includes 4Sight service.
How does it work? It starts with the “when” – something like turning on your great room’s TV after sunset.
Within your easy-to-maneuver Control4 interface, you can then choose one or several actions that automatically will follow after turning on your TV – the “then” feature. This can include your great room’s lights dimming, motorized window treatments rolling down and your sound system activating.
You can customize your When >> Then preferences throughout your home and with every piece of technology integrated into your automation system.
It can add convenience and fun to controlling your smart home.
2) Artificial Intelligence Improvements
Within smart home environments, artificial intelligence is nothing new.
Just take systems like Amazon Alexa and Google Home as two already mainstream examples.
What’s transforming, though, is how artificial intelligence software is improving.
Voice-command systems, for example, are becoming better at understanding what is being said to them, meaning using them for smart home control and automation is becoming easier.
These devices also are gaining more ability to interface with other products, so that your voice-command system can perform more home automation and control tasks for you.
Artificial intelligence improvements aren’t limited to voice-command software, either.
Smart security cameras are beginning to gain intelligence so that not only can they provide facial recognition, but they also can alert you through push notifications when they notice strange behavior near your home.
Don’t expect artificial intelligence growth to slow down anytime soon. We anticipate more and more of this within smart homes in the coming years.
3) Smart Kitchen Automation
When you think of smart home technology, you likely think of lighting control, home security, motorized shades and smart TVs.
Kitchen appliances? Not so much.
That’s beginning to change.
Smart kitchen appliances already exist on the market. You can own a refrigerator that keeps inventory for you and provides recipe recommendations. You can own a toaster oven that intuitively recognizes what you’re trying to make and cooks it to perfection. You even can have a Wi-Fi-enabled oven that allows you to adjust the cooking temperature remotely.
It’s now becoming more popular for these smart devices to be included in an automation system that can dramatically alter your cooking experience.
That means you can choose a recipe from your refrigerator’s inventory and then preheat your oven, all through one easy task and without having to get up from your seat.
If you want to learn more about some of the best smart home automation features you can include in your residence, we encourage you to reach out to us.
We at One Touch Living are expert home automation installers and can customize any system to fit your specific needs.
To find out more, simply call us at (858) 798-9130, chat live with us by clicking on the button at the bottom-right corner of your screen or fill out a short form on the page linked below. We look forward to assisting you!