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A Smarter Way to Use Your Technology

A Smarter Way to Use Your Technology

How Smart Home Control Simplifies Your Lifestyle

If you’ve been following our blog, you know how your smart home can enhance just about every aspect of your technology experience. From simplifying command of your audio video system to one-touch controls of your integrated comfort devices, smart technology helps ease many of the pain points you face and improves many of your day-to-day activities. But how does it work? In this blog, we’ll give you an overview of the capabilities of your smart home control system. Want to learn more? Just keep reading.

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What Makes Technology “Smart?”

At its core, “smart” technology is the technology that can talk to the internet. That includes your old-fashioned desktop computer, but it goes far beyond just surfing the web. The internet has revolutionized communication between humans and machines. You can send emails, text messages, and phone calls, and your devices can share complex data to prompt actions. Today, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a smart device (though throwing a rock in your house isn’t exactly smart). From the phone you’re reading this on to your 4K TV – even thermostats and refrigerators are enhancing operations with computational technology. The primary benefit of this development is that it allows your devices to talk to one another and create a largely self-sustaining ecosystem. One where they can act with little or no interaction with the end user, thereby taking the load off many of your daily activities.

How Smart Tech Helps You

When you create an ecosystem with your technology, one action can prompt a series of others. You can think of a universal remote controlling your TV, AV receiver, and Blu-ray player as an example. But with smart technology, connecting technology doesn’t have to stop with your entertainment system. Just about every device in your home can integrate with the others. From a thermostat that automatically lowers to a pre-set temperature when you raise the shades, to smart entry systems that automatically lock when you turn off the lights to head to bed. Grouping common commands is just one way to enhance your lifestyle, but your smart devices can also operate in a hands-free manner. Integrating temperature or occupancy sensors can prompt your technology to engage automatically when certain conditions arise in any room of your home.

Managing Technology

Of course, with that much technology in your house, you’d be right to concern yourself with how you’d manage it all. It’s one thing to try and command everything with a single device – like a dedicated controller or smartphone. But using separate apps to command everything means opening and closing different interfaces on your phone all the time. With E-Touch, our patented user interface, you don’t have to worry about that. What makes E-Touch unique isn’t just that it allows you to command all your technology with a single interface. It shows you your technology based on the floorplan of your property. Want to turn off the lights in your bedroom? Tap that section of your controller and adjust accordingly. Want to shutdown all the technology in your house? One touch can do that too. With our E-Touch interface, the complexity of the technology remains behind the scenes.   When you upgrade with smart home control, you can get more done with your technology. Want to learn more? Just click here to reach out to a professional on our team.