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Setting Scenes and Schedules for Your Smart Home System

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These Automated Functions Make Controlling Your Smart Home Effortless

At Digital Home Systems, we specialize in creating customized smart homes that offer convenience, comfort, and the ultimate in entertainment. To accomplish this, we partner with Control4, a brand long regarded as a world leader in smart home systems

Their home automation platform offers one-touch control of lighting, climate, entertainment, security, and more. In addition, because Control4 is an open platform, it integrates with nearly every smart device, enabling the ultimate personalization. 

Scenes and schedules are two Control4 features that make our clients’ everyday lives easier, more enjoyable, and more fun. Let’s explore these automated powerhouses and what they offer homeowners in Greenwich, CT. 

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Setting the Scene

Scenes offer one-touch control of multiple systems. For example, tap the “Entertainment” button on an in-wall keypad or remote, and the lighting transforms throughout the home and outdoor areas to pre-set hues and intensities, creating the perfect environment for enjoying time with friends and family. At the same time, your “Party” playlist streams through your home, the gas fireplace ignites, and the doors unlock to welcome your guests. 

When it’s time for bed, tap the “Good Night” icon on the touchscreen by your bed, and the lights and AV equipment turn off while all the doors lock.

When you’re heading out for the day, tap the “Away” button on the keypad by the door, and every light turns off, the temperature adjusts, the shades lower, the doors lock, and the alarm arms. You no longer need to run through the house before you leave, turning off lights and lowering shades. Your home prepares itself for you.

As you can imagine, there’s a scene for just about every activity, from outdoor dining to movie night and video conferencing sessions. 

Scheduling Everyday Events

You can also schedule events to occur based on timing or location. These schedules enable your home to prepare itself for you in advance with no effort on your part. For example, you may wake in the morning to motorized shades slowly rising, letting in the first rays of the sun. At the same time, the lights in your bedroom and bathroom slowly illuminate to the color of early morning daylight, and your "Wake Up" playlist streams through your home via nearly invisible in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. You head to the kitchen, where soft yellow lights illuminate the space, and your favorite newscaster is already sharing the day's events on the TV display. 

Of course, everyone’s morning is different. For some, a wake-up scene may incorporate brewing a cup of coffee, heating the spa and sauna, and streaming their “Inspirational” playlist. That’s the beauty of a customized smart home. 

At Digital Home Systems, we specialize in creating personalized smart homes that enhance our clients’ daily lives, adding enjoyment, convenience, and security. To learn more about smart home systems or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Digital Home Systems today.

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