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3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Home Automation System

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3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Home Automation System

How often do you use technology in your everyday life? For some homeowners, it is an essential part of their daily routines. For example, lighting, motorized shades, audio-video components, and more are regularly used. And some homeowners take this convenience even further by installing a home automation system that provides comprehensive, customized control of all their technology. In this blog, we put together three tips that will help you get the most out of your home automation system in Southlake, TX!


Connect Your Smart Devices

A home automation system makes it easy to manage all of your smart technology from a centralized location, so you don't have to sift through a pile of remotes or scroll through pages of apps to make an adjustment. Many smart devices are compatible with an automation system, even those you might not think of, like your smart TV. A single smart device or system is powerful on its own, but when you link many systems together through automation, you can enjoy even greater convenience. For example, connect your lighting control system to your security system so that you can lock the doors, turn on the alarm, and turn off the lights, all from the same intuitive interface. Make sure that all potential devices are connected for added convenience!

Professional Home Network Upgrade

Your home network is the backbone of your smart home. Think of all the devices that rely on the internet to function—your smart lighting, climate control system, security devices, audio-video components, and more. To work properly, your devices need a strong connection to communicate with your home automation system, other devices, and your mobile device or control panel. In addition, you need a home network that can support an ecosystem of devices and 4K streaming, long video conferences for work, and online classes for the kids, sometimes all at once. If you experience connection issues or other problems, it might be time for an upgrade. A professional will evaluate your system for gaps in coverage, bandwidth distribution errors, bottlenecking of traffic, and any other issues that will affect performance.


Even if your devices are working properly, are you using them to their fullest potential? Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect to use all of the features of their smart homes. For example, being able to control every light fixture in your home from a single control device, such as your cell phone or a wall panel, is convenient, but a lighting control system can do so much more. Enjoy hands-off management of your lighting by creating schedules that automatically turn the lights on or off at certain times of the day, such as fifteen minutes after you leave for work and fifteen minutes before you usually get home. Your home will anticipate your needs, so you are never left in the dark! You can also create scenes for different occasions, such as movie night or dinnertime, that activate a series of actions with a single tap. For example, a “Movie” scene might dim the lights, close the shades, lock the doors, turn down the thermostat, and start the movie all at once.

Video General is your trusted home automation expert in the Dallas metro area and is here to help you with all of your smart technology needs. Call us at (817) 640-5321 x 202 or fill out our online contact form here. We would love to hear from you!

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