It’s time to talk about controlling your smart home.
The main goal of a smart home is for it to gracefully integrate into your daily life, offering convivence and control options that simply wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Whenever any of us at ETC work on a project, we try to keep that in mind. And as far as we are concerned, two of the best ways to mange control of a smart home are smart home touch screen controllers and smart home remotes.
Don’t get us wrong – voice control is important and is only going to continue to grow as smart devices improve and can recognize even more commands. But what we’ve found is that more people actually prefer a combination of voice control, controllers, and remotes.
To help prove our point, this week on the blog we are going to look at just some of the many benefits that touch screen controllers and remotes can bring to your smart home. Along with how they can help bring about whole new ways of controlling you may never even have thought of.
Let’s start by looking at wall mounted touch screen controllers. These devices are often scattered across your smart home, and therein lies one of their main benefits – they offer you control access at various points of your house without you always having to have your phone attached at the hip.
For example, if you are in the kitchen and want to call the family all together, but your phone is off someplace else, you can easily use the intercom on your controller to bring everybody together for dinner time.
These wall-mounted panels can also be great for customizing and personalizing the home experience for your whole family. Panels can recognize each member of your family via facial recognition, and then pull up custom settings for each family member. Maybe the kids want the TV to turn on to a certain station when they walk in the living room, or you want to make sure the heat turns up when you step into the home office. Either way, these events can happen with the help of your controller, almost instantly without you really having to think about it.
Touch screen controllers have also come a long, long way from the early touch devices you may be familiar with. Modern touch screens are lightning-quick responsive and are always ready to help you work with your smart home. No load times, and with them being conveniently placed at wall locations around your home, you don’t have to worry about losing or misplacing them like cell phones, either.
Touch screen controllers aren’t the only way that you can control your smart home. With the help of smart home remotes, you can add a whole other layer of control on top of what you already get from other devices.
The first benefit of said remotes is actually that they are a great limiting factor for you home, in the fact that they can reduce the number of remotes you have in your house from several down to one.
That’s right – just one. With a smart home remote – or a whole house remote – you can get rid of all the other remotes you have taking up space and stick with just one that truly controls everything.
Smart home remotes also offer complete customization, giving you a remote that actually does what you want it to, how you want it to. Of course, if you are struggling to get your smart home controller or remote programmed and working correctly, then it’s time you have us a call at 561-881-8118! Leave the hard work to the professionals – let us handle everything and get your smart home control options all customized and contoured to your family’s specific needs.
Benefits Over Voice Control
We’ve already said that we are fans of voice control, and we do think the true future of smart home control is a combination of voice control, controllers, and remotes. But, since voice control gets so much attention we wanted to take a second to show the benefits other forms of control have over voice.
For example, if you like to listen to loud music – or movies – voice control becomes quite limited. Smart home touch screen controllers or remotes don’t have this issue, and let you control your home without having to yell over everybody and everything else going on.
There’s also a simpler element to streamlined controller/remote control. You don’t have to memorize a bunch of commands or worry that you aren’t using the right one – with easy-to-use interfaces both your touch screen and remote let you navigate all of the different control features of your smart home.
No matter how you ultimately decide to control your smart home, the important thing to remember is that there are plenty of options out there to help you control your smart home however you want to. And as for getting them set up – give us a call at 561-881-8118 whenever you need help with your smart home, and we’d be glad to help.