Smart Home Automation Offers Effortless Control of Lighting and Entertainment

That time of year has arrived to Healdsburg, CA! Soon, friends and family will arrive at our doorsteps, and holiday parties will be in full swing. While it’s a great time of year, it can also bring increased stress with more on our to-do plate than time allows. This year, consider taking some of the pressure off with a smart home automation system. 

At Summit Technology Group, we partner with Control4 and Lutron, leaders in home and lighting automation. Together, we can make your holidays more enjoyable. Let’s look at how these systems can help you get through the season of giving with your holiday spirit intact.

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Setting the Scene

One of our client’s favorite features is preset scenes that control multiple systems. For example, tap the “Holiday Dinner” button, and the lighting settles into the perfect hue, the shades rise to reveal your beautiful landscape lighting, your favorite holiday playlist streams through your home, and the climate adjusts to the ideal setting. 

Should your guests arrive before you do, you’ll receive a notification and can speak to them through the two-way intercom. Remotely unlock the door, turn on the lights, and stream music through your home so they can enjoy the beautiful setting you’ve created while they await your arrival. You can even manage deliveries! If a delivery driver drops off a package, open the garage and ask them to place it inside to keep it safe. 

Holiday Lights

The proper lighting brings a home to life over the holidays. It’s also a significant undertaking–unpacking boxes, hanging lights and climbing ladders. The latest LED full-spectrum lighting changes that. These lights transform to every color imaginable with one tap on a touchscreen or in-wall keypad. 

You can highlight your home’s best architectural features in the colors of the holiday season, whether it be washes of red and green, blue and starlight-white or even hot pink. The dining area lights can also illuminate in golden candlelight tones when it’s time to gather around the dinner table. 

We can also sync decorative lights to your holiday playlist, creating a festive feeling throughout the home. By automating your lighting for different holidays, you can simply tap on the “Thanksgiving,” “Christmas,” or “Hanukkah” scenes and illuminate your home’s interior and exterior lights in your chosen colors, from amber to emerald green or Caribbean blue.

Music and Entertainment

Treasured holiday music and classic movies are a few yearly rituals that let us know the holidays have arrived. With a whole-home audio-video system, you enjoy high-fidelity music and high-definition video throughout your home. Create or select holiday playlists from lossless music streaming services like TIDAL, Deezer, or Spotify.  

Schedule holiday music to play when your guests arrive and start It’s a Wonderful Life in the media room. A Control4 home automation platform lets you select any audio and video source and reproduce it in any room or throughout your home with one-touch control.   

At Summit Technology Group, we create customized home automation solutions that make life more comfortable, convenient, and fun. To learn more about the latest smart home automation or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Summit Technology Group today.