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Quick Guide: Explore the Basics of Smart Home Automation


Learn What to Expect from a Robust System Installed by Our Team at Future Home

We all remember when smart homes were merely an idea—a fantastical product we saw in sci-fi movies or read about in books. Fast forward to today, and smart homes are not only accessible but expected by many homebuyers looking for a secure, sophisticated, and efficient place to live.

Maybe you’ve heard the term, but what exactly does smart home automation entail? And what are the benefits of implementing a home automation system into your Malibu, CA property? We answer all of your questions below.

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Technology that Works Together

Think of the technology in your home. Maybe you have a video doorbell that connects to your smartphone so you can see who’s at the door. Or perhaps you have a smart TV that you operate with voice control. These solutions are crafted to make everyday tasks easier so you can spend more time doing things you love.

While several properties today may house disparate technologies for individual tasks, a smart home automation system goes a step further by connecting virtually all of that smart technology to work together from one simple-to-use system.

From the convenience of your preferred smart device, you can navigate a single platform to manage and monitor your home’s lighting, thermostats, door locks, surveillance, motorized shades, private theater, audio system, and more. Everything lives inside the same system and is only a few taps away, making your life more convenient and your home safer, more comfortable, and easy to enjoy.

Control, Your Way

Smart home automation offers intuitive ways to personalize the control of your property so that every interaction with your home is meaningful and unique to you. Whether you decide to program timed events that do the work for you or set triggered events that happen at the touch of a button, the control is up to you.

Timed events are smart home scenes that automatically respond to your life based on an astronomical time clock so you can set them and forget them. For example, imagine arriving home from work to a brightly lit exterior, an illuminated doorway, perfectly set temperatures, and your favorite music streaming overhead. You can set your home to prepare for your arrival, departure, morning rise, bedtime, and more so you never have to lift a finger.

Triggered events happen at your command by way of voice control, your smartphone, an in-wall keypad, tabletop tablet, or universal remote. Set one-tap scenes like “Movie Time” to power on your projector, dim the lights, lower the shades, and present your movie options. Or create a scene called “Goodnight” that secures your home and turns off your desired appliances before you head to bed. That’s the power of personalized hands-on control.

Increased Peace of Mind

We know how important it is to stay connected to what matters most—whether you’re home or on the other side of the world. With a smart home automation system, you’ll always know what’s going on at home no matter where you are.

Whether you decide to manage and monitor your technologies from afar using your smartphone or set push notifications to alert you when motion is detected, doors are unlocked, or lights are left on, you’ll always have easy access to what is happening in and around your home.

From the comfort of your bed or from an entirely different city, check on your home’s security settings, arm or disarm your alarms, lock or unlock your doors, keep an eye on your loved ones, and more. Your smart home has you covered.

We’ve only just scratched the surface of the power of smart home automation. Want to learn more about how a smart home can benefit you and your family? Get in touch with our team at Future Home today by filling out our contact form or sending us a live chat below now. We look forward to assisting you!


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