Everything You Need to Know About Programmable Scenes

Home automation can absolutely transform your home life by making all of your technology and home features easier to use, more energy-efficient, and more convenient. The best way to take full advantage of home automation is programmable scenes. Virtually any technology in your home can be integrated into your home automation system but you won’t be leveraging the full capabilities of automation without programmable scenes. Essentially, programmable scenes are a series or sequence of commands that are grouped together so that at the touch of a single button or at a pre-determined day/time, all commands are executed.

Programmable scenes offer endless possibilities for programming depending on what technologies you have, your lifestyle, your entertaining style, and your general preferences. For example, you could program a “morning scene” so that, at 6am on weekdays, the lights automatically begin to slowly turn on, the window shades open, soft music begins playing, and your coffee starts brewing. Or, perhaps you want to make your nighttime routine a little more convenient so at the touch of a button, the window shades close, the lights dim, your smart door locks activate, the security system arms itself, exterior lights turn on, and the temperature lowers for a cozy evening wind down. Essentially, if you have technology, it can probably be integrated into your home automation scenes.

Programmable scenes can be added or changed at any time and can be controlled by a smartphone, smart device or tablet, remote control, and more. Because home automation programmable scenes can be controlled from your devices, they can be activated, deactivated, or adjusted whether you are home or away. Save time and energy and say goodbye to running around manually adjusted each home feature or searching for various remotes to control everything and make your life more convenient and efficient with programmable scenes.

Going on Vacation Has Never Been Easier

Now that summer is winding down and your kids are heading back to school, you’re probably not thinking of your next big family vacation yet. That’s why it’s the perfect time to start considering how you can improve your experience the next time around. Specifically, when you leave your house for long periods of time. Smart home automation can help make your time away from your property easier than ever. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the different ways integrated technology can improve your next vacation.

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Setting “Mockupancy” Mode

When you head out of the house, it’s no secret that you’re leaving it less protected. That’s because bad guys are much more likely to target an unoccupied home than an occupied one. But thankfully, smart home automation can help. As you head out the door, simply click the “away” setting and engage the “mockupancy” features.

“Mockupancy” means that your system functions to make it seem like you’re home even when you’re miles away. The shades will raise and lower at irregular intervals to mimic actual usage. The lights will alternate on and off throughout different rooms. You can even integrate your AV system to turn on and off so it appears someone is at home at all times.

Integrating a Geo-Fence

Geo-fencing is a great way to maintain hands-free controls of your smart home. Basically, it uses your smartphone’s GPS to keep track of where you are in the world. Once you pass a pre-determined threshold, your smart home will spring into action. Say you’ve gone to the mall; your system will automatically engage its “away” setting. That could mean “mockupancy,” or it could mean locking all integrated doors and windows. When you get on a plane and fly halfway across the country, your home can automatically go into “vacation” mode, turning off all non-essential power and giving you peace of mind.

Smart Surveillance

Leaving home can be stressful, especially if you can’t keep an eye on what’s happening in and around your property. That’s why you should invest in high-quality 4K smart surveillance cameras. These cameras help you get a clear view of what’s happening at any time of day or night, and offer features like push notifications to your smartphone whenever anything is spotted.

Plus, modern cameras can recognize faces and heights, so you don’t have to worry about getting alerts when the mailman comes or the dog steps out.

Are you ready to enjoy the added peace of mind offered by smart home automation? Contact Davis Audio today for more information!

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