Home Automation

Take convenience, comfort, control and entertainment to the next level with a custom, high performance home automation system from Clear Systems Integration. Eliminate that pile of confusing remote controls by merging them all into an integrated solution capable of controlling everything in your home. All features can be managed directly through a home automation controller and remotely from anywhere using your laptop, smartphone, or tablet.

Home Automation Defined

Home automation, also called domotics, are systems that simplify and add to the comfort, security, and energy efficiency of homes and businesses. All home automation devices can be accessed with user-friendly control interfaces for real-time, scheduled, sensor triggered, and remote web access control and monitoring. Homes may have many different systems in them. They can include whole house music, intercom, distributed video, networking, security, lighting control, HVAC, cameras, pool and spa control, etc. Good home automation systems create one simple to use interface for all of these systems. From universal remote controls for controlling a single room or zone, to touchscreens controllers that fully operate all of the systems in the home we have easy-to-use solutions. A complete home automation system includes control of and communication with all of these subsystems mentioned above.

Why Automate Your Home?

Practical implementations include setting HVAC to energy saving levels while the home is unoccupied or occupants are sleeping, and returning them to normal levels just prior to the occupant’s arrival or waking from sleep. Rooms with home automation systems can be set-up to turn lights, bathroom exhaust fans, appliances, etc. off when the room or the home has been unoccupied for a period of time. Houses with home theatres, for example, can have their systems paused or have lights blinked, if a doorbell rings, the phone rings, or a smoke/carbon monoxide detectors or burglar alarms activate.

Automatically turn the mudroom, hallway, kitchen, and outside light on when you pull in the driveway.  The doors unlock as you get near. After you are safely in the house you go to a touch screen and set a light scene of your choice, turn on some music or the TV. Have your outside lighting operate on a scheduled timer, or automatically switch on lights when you enter a bathroom or laundry room.  Check the log to see how many cars have been in and out of the driveway, if the cat/dog is in or out, check phone messages/email… your imagination is the limit of the comforts that can be created.

It is very easy to incorporate security in a home automation system. No one is home, motion is detected in the backyard; the system takes a picture and sends it to your cell phone.  The system could send you a text message if someone pulled in the driveway, if a window was opened, etc. Real time video surveillance at home, the office, out of town over the internet is common place. What are the kids doing while you’re at work?  With remote access you can access and control your smart home technology at any time and from any place.

It’s Saturday night, movie night.  Push a button on a touch screen and the TV’s input gets set to the DVD player, the DVD player’s door opens, and the lights dim to the “movie” settings.  The phone system gets set so all unknown calls go straight to voicemail. You could have important incoming calls pause the DVD player, announces the caller over the speaker system, blinks lights, sends a text notification to your cell phone, etc. For the kids, TV limits can be set for channels and the amount of time watched. Video game time limits can be set.

With today’s technologies, just about anything imaginable is possible. Whether you want to go simple and practical, or impress your peers with the extreme, Clear Systems Integration will guide you through the process and help you make the right choices for your needs.  Unlock the true potential of your home with a new home automation system through Clear Systems Integration. Contact us today for a free consultation.