Home Automation , electricians
Written by Larry Cook

Make Living Automatic in Your Smart Home

Smart home automation will bring energy efficiency, improved convenience, better security and comfort into your home.  Gaining in popularity over the past few years, smart home systems have become more affordable and user-friendly. The following will discuss aspects of your home that can be improved with smart devices. Consult with an experienced and reputable licensed electrical services company for the best results.

AV Systems

AV (audiovisual) systems control a home’s audio and video, enabling the activation, deactivation, and distribution of entertainment. Sources of audio and video can be piped into specific areas, and they can also be programmed to be activated during particular times of day. Moods can also be created or enhanced by coordinating music with lighting systems. Intercoms can also be easily integrated for voice communication.

HVAC Systems

Along with heating and cooling, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems now feature controls for temperature and humidity in specific areas of a home. In addition, homeowners will have the ability to remotely monitor and control air conditioning and heating systems. Taking advantage of natural cooling principles and minimizing utility bills, a system can also be configured to open and close windows automatically.

Lighting Control

Designed to control electric lights, smart lighting systems are programmed to function on time cycles for specific areas, become activated or deactivated by sensors, adjust angles, modulate brightness, and modify colors and color temperature as desired. Sophisticated systems are capable of using and compensating for natural light by controlling window blind and shades automatically.

Security Systems

A security system can be installed and coordinated with smart home automation. For example, a homeowner who is away on vacation can monitor remote surveillance of security cameras via the Internet. If he or she happens to be forgetful, door and windows can be locked away from home. They can also be unlocked for trusted family members, friends, or maintenance teams. Motion sensors can also be connected to a smart phone and provide a warning when triggered. Automation systems can also artificially create the appearance of a home being occupied.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:

  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
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  • Electrical Service & Repair
  • Specialty Electrical Services

For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.