4 Ways Home Automation Makes Life in Wisconsin Better
You’ve got a smartphone, but how smart is your home?
Technology is evolving and expanding so quickly, it’s easy to miss some of the ways things like home automation and the so-called Internet of Things are changing our everyday lives.
A.V.E. in Wisconsin Rapids specializes in helping homeowners all over Central Wisconsin bring their homes into the 21st century.
Here are some of the ways Wisconsinites can take advantage of the benefits that a connected home brings to our unique way of life. A.V.E. makes it happen with Control4®, a home automation platform that networks together technology in your house so all of it can be controlled to fit your personal needs.
1. Comfort with Climate Control
If you think 40 degrees in the month of March is “shorts and T-shirt weather” … you might be from Wisconsin!
Honestly, people from outside our state think we all love the cold, but practically no sane human being enjoys how it feels when the mercury drops below zero. Our summers can get pretty hot and sticky, too.
Record highs top 100 degrees in places like Wausau and Stevens Point, while record lows dip into the -40s! With weather extremes like that throughout the year, it’s nice to have control over how it feels inside your home.
Automated climate control from A.V.E. lets you set the temperature just how you like it. Our installation experts can integrate Control4® technology with your existing HVAC system.
Once you have a smart thermostat, you can keep your home at a comfy setting no matter what the season. Plus, you can control your smart thermostat using a mobile device – anywhere, anytime! This allows you to adjust the temperature when you’re away, which helps you save on energy bills.
2. Automated Home Entertainment
In Wisconsin, we know how to relax and we know how to throw a good party. Automated home entertainment options help you do both!
Using tools like a universal remote control, you can operate all your entertainment technology from a single device. That means you can stick your remotes for the Blu-Ray player, stereo system, television, and cable box away in storage for good. Just use your universal remote, or control everything on your smartphone using a convenient mobile app.
You can also get multi-room music at your house. This technology lets you wire up various areas of the house with high-quality sound. It’s a great way to pump music throughout your home for a party or to keep the audio from the game on in different rooms at the same time.
Whether it’s the Wisconsin Badgers, the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers or the Bucks … you’ll hear every big play no matter where you go at home.
An awesome home theater is a good way to get you through a long Wisconsin winter. A.V.E.’s automated home entertainment solutions with Control4® can make your big screen, high definition, surround sound dreams come true!
3. Worry-Free Home Security
Wisconsin is a fairly safe state to call home. In 2016, WalletHub.com ranked Wisconsin 11 out of 50 for the safest states in America. However, when you focus solely on home safety we fall closer to the middle at No. 21.
SafeWise.com says the Central Wisconsin community of Grand Rapids is among the top 10 safest places in the state. However, based on FBI crime data, Marshfield is considered the 79th safest city, Wausau ranks 95th, and Stevens Point comes in at 97 out of 100.
Keeping your family and your valuables safe and secure is an important issue. Home automation from A.V.E. helps give you peace of mind.
Our home security products remind you to lock up, alert you when you forget, and provide you with personalized entry codes. Use a mobile device to lock doors and set alarms from anywhere. Depending on your setup, you can check in and let security cameras show you what’s going on at home while you’re at work or on vacation.
Control4® security automation even lets you know when you’ve got a leak in the basement.
4. Lighting Automation You’ll Love
One of the toughest things about getting through a Wisconsin winter is the lack of daylight. We all know that horrible feeling of leaving home in the dark, and coming back from work after the sun has already set.
One major benefit of automated home lighting is that you can have the lights on when you arrive in the evening, so you’ll never have to drive up to a dark home again.
Automated lighting from A.V.E. is another way to keep your home protected, and it allows you to manage electricity usage efficiently.
However, what you’ll really love is how the Control4® automation system creates the perfect ambiance in your home. You can raise or dim your lights to set the mood from practically anywhere!
How Smart Do You Want Your Wisconsin Home?
Here’s what’s nice about working with A.V.E. in Wisconsin Rapids when you want home automation installed … you decide what you really need.
It doesn’t have to be your entire house. Maybe there’s just one area you’d like to transform into a “smart room.” Perhaps you’re interested in automated home security, but don’t need the entertainment options. That’s fine!
With A.V.E., you’re in control of making the decisions, and you’ll be in total control of your home after our home automation experts set you up.
Contact us today for a consultation on home automation. Call 715.423.4800!