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Take Your Texas Home’s Security System to the Next Level

If you have a home automation system and some basic security features, you’re off to a great start. But did you know that just a few elements that you could quickly synch to your Fort Worth-area smart home security system could make a huge impact?

We’ve identified four such technologies that can change your lifestyle and reinforce your home security with one installation from Smart Systems. Keep reading to learn about some lesser-known smart home security features and how they can help you.

SEE ALSO: Guarantee Top Performance from Your Home Automation System

Smart Locks and Access Control

Smart locks secure one of your home’s most vulnerable places – your doors. All too often, you’re running out the door for work, and forget to lock your front, side or back entryways. Smart locks compensate for human error by letting you lock any door from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Just pull up your home control application on your smartphone to secure as many entries as necessary.

We also enjoy smart locks for their unlocking capabilities. Whether you want the nanny to have easier access or you want the mail delivery person to drop your package inside your door to prevent porch piracy, access control can add effortless convenience to your lifestyle.

Video Doorbells and Home Entry

Wouldn’t you love to see who rang your doorbell, so you can know whether or not you feel safe letting them inside? With a video doorbell system, you can see who approaches your doorstep. Video doorbell and home entry systems pair seamlessly with the access control features we mentioned since you can use the doorbell footage to decide whether or not to unlock the door.

Did you know that you could also talk to people who ring your doorbell? Video doorbell systems add a personal touch with two-way audio – so you can welcome your family member or tell the pizza delivery person to come inside.

Best of all, you can access your home intercom remotely, so you can answer the door whether you’re in the living room or at the office. An intuitive mobile app not only alerts you when your video doorbell is triggered, but it also can alert you when someone intentionally covers the doorbell, as well (a feature exclusive to ELAN systems).

Leak Sensors

Sometimes when we discuss home security, we focus on criminal activity like porch piracy. However, homeowners also have to guard against biological hazards, such as chemical leaks or in-house flooding.

By adding smart leak sensors, when your system detects a risk, such as a carbon monoxide gas emission or water entering your living spaces, you will immediately receive an alert either through email or text message. This will allow you to take quick and necessary action, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in home repairs or even you and your family’s lives.

Smart Alarms

Arming smart alarms keeps your home on high alert. For example, if someone breaks into a window, your smart alarm will instantly notify you – while calling law enforcement immediately.

We understand that any safety crisis can send you into panic mode: You’re only human. When you’re unable to react and time is of the essence, technology comes to your aid. You can always trust it to act instead of react, despite the circumstances.

Call Us Today!

As you can see, you don’t have to miss a single home security detail, especially if you’ve made the most strategic home technology investments. We can’t wait to show you the most robust security suite imaginable, armed with smart locks, video surveillance and integrated leak sensors and alarm systems.

Ready to reinforce home security for your Fort Worth-area family? Reach out to the Smart Systems team to schedule a no-obligation consultation by giving us a call at 972-488-5100, or by filling out our online contact form. We can’t wait to collaborate with you!

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Consider a Professional Audio Video Installation to Elevate Your Interior Design Efforts

It's a common misconception that technology and interior design conflict with each other. After all, nobody wants a lifeless screen or excessive wiring to take center stage of a home entertainment space. But did you know that through a professional A/V installation, you actually can alleviate potential design issues as you build your client’s dream space?

When you work with a professional A/V integrator such as Smart Systems, your audio video installation could actually enhance the look of your clients’ homes in the Dallas area while still delivering on their multi-room audio video needs. Keep reading to see how Smart Systems can help you execute your project and provide a finished product that has clients raving.

SEE ALSO: Explore How a Motorized Shades Installation Can Elevate Any Design Project

Centralize All Unsightly Equipment

If you have negative perceptions about A/V equipment, we assume it’s because of gawky cable boxes, Blu-Ray players next to each TV, multiple remotes or other technology eyesores. We can work together and assure you that an integrated home doesn’t have to look this way.

Fortunately, Smart Systems can eliminate all the tech clutter by storing all A/V equipment within a centralized rack that we hide somewhere inconspicuous, like a closet or basement. Through an integrated home control system such as Control4, Elan, Crestron or Savant that we will install depending on you or your client’s preferences, your client can then access each cable box or Blu-ray player from any TV in the house through a single universal remote, flush wall-mounted touchscreens or even a smartphone application.

Your clients can weigh the benefits of each and make an informed decision. All of these systems add a luxurious feel and seamless look to indoor spaces without the hassle and eyesore of bulky boxes or remotes by each television.

Incorporate Hidden A/V into Your Design Projects

One common interior design complaint about audio-video systems is that the screens and speakers themselves might detract from the overall appearance of the room; especially when it’s in a common area of the house and the system isn’t in use. However, there are a variety of fixes to how you can address this issue.

Firstly, you can have the Smart Systems team install architectural speakers, ones that are built into the walls and ceilings of your client’s space and painted over to match your surrounding wall color for a genuinely invisible appearance.

For TVs, you can select ones that feature built-in ambient modes that instead of portraying a lifeless, dark screen when not in use display artwork that complements your interior design efforts. You even can use motorization methods such as automated lifts or artwork panels that conceal the screen when your clients aren’t watching shows or movies.

A Truly Beautiful Collaboration

Smart Systems loves working with interior designers. Your style know-how complements our comprehensive, design-focused approach to audio video installations. Plus, we all share your passion for serving clients with visually attractive, easy-to-enjoy solutions.

Ready to partner with our Dallas-area team and watch your clients’ vision come to life? Reach out to one of our team members by calling (972) 488-5100, contacting us here or sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Ensure Your Home Designs Account for This Increasing Consumer Demand

If you’re an architect in the Fort Worth, Texas, area, now’s the time to start thinking about home automation systems. We realize that many homeowners install connected features later, but Smart Systems wants you to be ahead of the curve. We’re always talking to other design-build professionals who are building new homes for their clients and request our input during construction.

We’ve seen countless examples of new builds providing the most diverse opportunities to install current technology while laying the groundwork for later development. We explore some reasons to include the framework for these systems in your residential design efforts. Keep reading to see why early home automation planning proves beneficial and how we can help.

SEE ALSO: Guarantee Top Performance from Your Home Automation System

Customers Demand More Smart Home Tech

One of the most important reasons architects need to begin planning their homes to include the infrastructure for home automation systems is because more and more consumers are demanding them. To build the most attractive and in-demand homes, you likely want to be on top of the latest trends that potential homebuyers might be interested in.

Take the latest 2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey on smart home purchasing preferences, for example. Out of 3,000 U.S. adults surveyed, nearly one-third of respondents said they already have smart home products installed in their house. More than 60 percent of respondents said they wanted smart lighting systems and smart thermostats pre-installed in their new homes as well. So, how does this affect you as an architect?

Open Walls Mean Opportunities Are Endless!

As an HTA-certified home automation system installer, we know the best methods to building a high-performance home automation system. In an ideal scenario, the plans for any client’s smart home system will begin before construction even starts on the house.

In fact, architects should be taking home automation into consideration as they develop the plans for their projects. This is because home automation systems perform best when they are wired into the infrastructure of the home. A great example is motorized drapery tracks. By providing the homebuilder with the framework necessary to build a motorized drapery system before construction even starts, you can deliver your clients’ desired effect.

But what if you don’t know much about home automation? How can you begin planning your projects to include this type of technology if you don’t know much about it? That’s where we are here to help.

How Can Smart Systems Help?

When you partner with a full-service home automation professional like Smart Systems, we can provide expert consulting services that will enhance your design efforts.

As our team has years of experience installing home automation systems and other home technologies here in the Fort Worth area, we know the architectural intricacies that allow for a high-performing smart home system. We are more than happy to share our expertise with you so that your design efforts match the demands of your discerning clients.

Want to learn more about Smart Systems’ partnerships with the architect community?

Reach out to one of our team members by calling (972) 488-5100, contacting us here, or sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.

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Explore How Motorized Window Treatments Can Help Interior Designers

As you can see pictured above, a motorized shade installation can be stylish and functional. If you’re an interior designer, you’ll find something you love for your client within Lutron’s vast array of shading options. Today, we’ll specifically discuss how Lutron offers a variety of motorized window treatment choices  that can enhance any of your interior design projects in the Dallas, Texas area.

With all the colors, textures and models to choose from, your motorized shades installation could serve as a crucial design element as well as an automation tool. Keep reading to see which ideas inspire you.

SEE ALSO: Lutron Makes It Easy to Install Smart Lighting Control

A Quick Look at Style

Roller shades, one of Lutron’s top sellers, work by coiling and uncoiling around a rod. You can choose from sheer, blackout or opaque models depending on the sun level in the room.

Pleated shades add some geometric interest to your spaces. Like an accordion, the pleats collapse into each other when the shade is raised and unfold when you lower them. They also come in various opacities.

Honeycomb shades look similar to pleated shades from the front, but they yield significant benefits when we talk about reducing heat in your home by harvesting light. Their cellular structure captures heat so that excessive heat energy doesn’t overwork your clients’ HVAC system and cause discomfort. Double and triple honeycomb designs provide extra heat-blocking capabilities, ideal for rooms with plenty of sun exposure. If your clients are environmentally conscious, honeycomb shades are a great option.

Roman shades offer that traditional look with the seam along the bottom of the drape. Lutron engineered these window treatments for nearly complete silence, so many homeowners choose them for their media rooms and theaters.

And that’s just the start – Lutron also offers motorized wood blinds and even motorized drapery systems that you can take advantage of in your clients’ spaces.

Colors, Textures and Fabrics

Lutron offers not only hundreds of color choice but also a variety of textures. If you are looking for wood blinds for example, for example, Lutron offers a plethora of finishes to choose from. Through opting for motorized window treatments, you don’t have to narrow your options. Lutron has nearly every look you can dream up, only smarter.

Setting the Scene


We’ve previously discussed Lutron’s lighting scenes, but have you ever thought about how a motorized shades installation could help set the mood, too? For example, Lutron’s flagship product, HomeWorks QS, integrates all your clients’ lighting and window treatments onto one platform so you can control it from the same interface.

Imagine creating a “Wake Up” scene for your clients that with just the press of a button, your clients’ bedroom lights will slowly turn on and your clients’ motorized shades will rise to allow in natural light and optimize circadian rhythm. Or, you can program combined lighting and shading scenes in common areas, such as a kitchen, so you can give your clients easy access to your preferred looks for their spaces.

Call Smart Systems!

We know we just gave you a lot of information about motorized shades, but that’s because you have virtually unlimited choices that Smart Systems would love to help you sort through.

Want to learn more about how our motorized shades installation services can elevate your interior design projects here in the Dallas area?

Reach out by giving us a call at 972-488-5100, or fill out our quick contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We can’t wait to collaborate with you!

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Enjoy a High-End Lighting Control System Without A Major Renovation

If you’re at all interested in smart home automation, you’ve likely heard about the many benefits of lighting control. However, you may also be intimidated by the prospect of a major remodel to install the necessary wiring and other components.

Installing a lighting control system doesn’t have to entail a massive home renovation, however. You can enjoy all the benefits of lighting control without the remodeling headaches by going with a wireless solution from Lutron. Today we’ll be looking at all the benefits a Lutron wireless lighting control system can bring to homeowners in the Southlake, Texas area and beyond.

SEE ALSO: What Can a Lutron Installer Do for My Home?

CENTRALIZED CONTROL

One of the primary advantages of a lighting control system is the ability to control all the fixtures in your home from one device. Not only does this make it easier for you to control your lights, it allows you to automate your system for even greater convenience.

For example, you can program your system to turn off all your lights when you leave for work and then turn on the lights from your driveway to your front door once the sun sets. You can also create lighting schedules to simplify your daily routines by having your lights gradually increase in the morning when it’s time to get up and then gradually dim in the evening as you prepare for bed.

Lutron’s wireless solutions make this centralized control simple. Their RadioRA 2 system can support up to 200 devices, which allows you to start in a room or two before expanding the system out to include your whole house. If you’re looking to go all-in on lighting control, Lutron’s HomeWorksQS system supports up to 10,000 devices as well as integrated control with Palladiom keypads and shades and Ivalo light fixtures.

A MORE BEAUTIFUL HOME

Your light fixtures play a key role in your home’s décor, both in terms of setting the mood and how certain elements within a room are highlighted. With conventional lighting you only have a choice of having your lights on or off, but using dimmers with a lighting control system gives you much more fine control over how a room is lit.

Lutron has also made it easy for the light controls themselves to blend in with your interior design aesthetic. The RadioRA 2 and HomeWorksQS systems both feature several distinct styles of keypads and dimmers, the ability to put custom engravings on those devices, and a wide range of available finishes to suit any interior design style.

This is just the start of what wireless Lutron lighting control systems have to offer homeowners. To learn more, contact us here, call our office at (972) 488-5100 or click on the chat box in the lower-right corner of your browser to speak with a customer support specialist.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Make Entertaining Simpler and Get More From Your Devices

You’ve probably heard something described as “more powerful than the sum of its parts,” and it’s a principle that’s true of home automation. While the individual systems of your smart home can do a great deal on their own, they can do so much more when the devices are working in concert.

This is especially true of a multi-room A/V installation. A well-crafted home audio-video system that’s integrated with other smart home technology delivers exceptional performance while adding powerful new capabilities. Let’s examine three benefits of an integrated audio video installation for your home in the Highland Park, Texas area.

SEE ALSO: Which Type of Home Audio System Is Right for You?

SIMPLER CONTROLS

We’ve all been through a situation where simply trying to figure out which remote controls which device in your home turns into a lengthy chore. Or, maybe you just can’t find the right remote for your TV altogether. A multi-room A/V installation eliminates these sorts of hassles.

By centralizing your audio and video sources and distributing those signals throughout your home instead of having separate devices in every room, you can control every TV and all your speakers from one device. This can be through your phone, a tablet, a wall panel, a universal remote or some combination of devices.

With the right setup, you can use the same control interface to stream different audio or video sources to different rooms within the house. This type of setup makes it easy for different family members to enjoy their content of choice without imposing on anyone else.

NO MORE NEEDING TO PAUSE

A distributed audio-video system also means fewer interruptions. If you’re watching a movie in your dedicated home theater and need to get up to grab a snack, you can stream that same movie to the TV in your kitchen so you don’t have to miss a minute of the action on screen.

The same idea is true of audio content. If you’re streaming music from your phone to your speakers using a Bluetooth connection, you’ll have to switch connections as you move from room to room, which can be a cumbersome task. With a whole-home audio system, your music can seamlessly follow you from room to room without interruption since the system runs on your existing home network.

DO MORE WITH YOUR DEVICES

Integrating your audio video installation with your home automation systems gives you the ability to do much more with those devices than they are capable of separately.

Let’s use your lights and shades as an easy example. While it’s certainly possible to control your TV, lights and shades separately to get the desired result, wouldn’t you rather just press one button and be done with the whole process? By linking your systems, you can get ready to watch a movie by turning on your TV and speaker system, dimming the lights and lowering the shades with one command on your control device.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to unlocking the full potential of your home automation system. To learn more about the possibilities of an audio video installation at your home in the Highland Park area, call us at (972) 488-5100, contact us here or click on the chat box in the lower-right corner of your web browser.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Protect Your Metroplex Home in the Best Way Possible

Smart technology offers a lot of possibilities for homeowners, from remote lighting and climate control to whole-home audio video. But the main reason people give their homes a smart technology upgrade is for security. A smart home security system combines different components like surveillance cameras, landscape lights, automated locks and sensors to create a secure perimeter around your home, giving you peace of mind that your family and property are always protected.

There are many DIY smart security options available, but if you want the best performance and maximum coverage, you want to work with a smart home security integrator like Smart Systems that understands how to design, install, and program comprehensive security systems here in Texas. Keep reading to learn about how we can fortify your Fort Worth-area property with a professionally installed smart home security system.

SEE ALSO: LEARN HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR SMART HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

Design The Perfect System For Your Home

What are you looking for from your smart home security system? Do you want surveillance cameras all around the exterior of your home so you can be aware of potential intruders? Maybe you just want automated locks and sensors because you and your family have a habit of leaving the doors unlocked and want to be able to secure your property on the go. Whatever you need, we’re here to help you find the right technology to satisfy your demands. We’ll install the technology so that it all functions smoothly and is easy to access from a centralized smart home control system, and walk you through all the different features of your new system.

We’ll also set up alerts so that in the case of an emergency, you are immediately notified on your smartphone. If someone intrudes on your property, motion sensors will activate landscape lights. You’ll receive an alert that allows you to check your surveillance cameras so you can monitor what’s happening without putting yourself in danger.

Support When You Need It

Any sophisticated technology system is going to need support at some point, whether that means performing maintenance on equipment or giving you assistance when you don’t know how to operate different components. We recently unveiled our new client support program, which gives you a variety of support options depending on your level of need and the complexity of your system. Our Platinum Plan offers Proactive Technology Monitoring, which allows us to monitor your system remotely and solve problems before they cause you any headaches. The Platinum Plan also includes an annual visit to make sure that your system is working the way you want it to, and we'll complete any necessary software upgrades so that your smart home security system is always up-to-date.

Want to learn more about adding a smart home security system to your Fort Worth-area property with the help of Smart Systems?

Reach out to one of our experts by calling (972) 488-5100, contacting us here, or sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Here’s How You Can Elevate The Entertainment Experience In Your Home

Are you a cinephile always looking for new ways to replicate the theater experience in your own home? Are you a sports fan that wants to watch multiple games at the same time? A custom home theater is the solution for all of your entertainment needs, giving you the opportunity to enjoy media in a space personalized to your taste. In this blog, we look at the best ways to customize your Texas home theater, whether you live in the Southlake area or beyond. Keep reading to find out more.

SEE ALSO: UPGRADE YOUR CUSTOM HOME THEATER WITH KALEIDESCAPE

Design A Multi-Purpose Media Room

Who says that a home theater needs to be in a closed-off room? If you want to make the most of a home theater experience but don’t have the dedicated space for a cinema, you can enjoy your home theater setup in a hybrid, multi-use area of your home. Consider a large-screen 4K Ultra HD TV that features a built-in ambient mode when you aren’t watching, or a projector/screen combination that can stay hidden from view and lower with just the press of a button on your home automation system’s control interface when you are ready to watch. Want to utilize a surround sound system to fill your space with rich, high-performance audio? Utilize the power of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers that lie flush with the surrounding wall and can be painted over to blend into your home’s interior design while still delivering that immersive auditory experience.

Install Multiple Screens

Traditional home theater designs might feature one massive screen. But sports fans and gamers can benefit a lot from a multi-screen setup. Using flat-panel, wall-mounted TVs, you can create your own video wall in your home theater. Imagine your custom home theater during March Madness, with each screen showing different games at the same time. Or imagine your theater as you host gaming parties that give each player a separate screen for multiplayer matches. With the help of a professional installation from Smart Systems, you won’t need to worry about the plethora of remotes that come with different TVs or video sources. Instead, control everything from one easy-to-use app.

Motorized Shades and Drapery

Darkness is an essential part of the cinema experience. It creates an atmosphere where the viewers can engage with the film without distraction, and also improves the quality of the picture. If you’re unable to put your custom home theater in a room with no windows, motorized blackout shades will block outside light to create that ideal viewing environment. Your motorized shades are operated from the same smart home app that controls your A/V components, making it easy to adjust all your technology from one streamlined interface. Did you know that you also can use motorized drapery to add a dramatic effect to your theater? With Lutron’s industry-leading motorized drapery solutions, imagine you and your guests sitting down to watch the action and pressing a single button that activates the drapes and opens them to reveal your projection screen or TV setup. Whether you’re looking to further optimize your viewing experience or simply want to add a “wow” effect to your theater, motorized shading solutions can be the perfect customization tool for any home cinema here in the Metroplex area.

Want to learn more about the custom options for your home theater in the Southlake, Texas area? Smart Systems is the Metroplex area’s local source for home theater services, offering everything from product selection and system designs to installations, ongoing support and more.

You can reach out to our team by calling (972) 488-5100, contacting us here, or sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen. We look forward to hearing from you!

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We Keep Your Home Automation System And Home Technology Working Properly

At Smart Systems, we know that the completion of our projects is just the beginning of your experience with your home technology. Home automation systems and other technologies are constantly evolving, and we believe that service and support are the cornerstones of a world-class home technology experience.

That is why we now offer a variety of complimentary and paid support plans to ensure that all of our clients’ expectations are met. Whether you require standard business hours support, direct access to our help desk, or proactive remote systems monitoring and management, we have a plan for every need you might have.

Keep reading to learn how our client support plans can keep help you get the most from your home automation system here in the Fort Worth, Texas area and beyond.

SEE ALSO: GUARANTEE TOP PERFORMANCE FROM YOUR HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Standard Warranty

If having access to our support team only during normal business hours (9am-5pm) meets your needs, then our free Standard Warranty is the right choice for you. If your home technology encounters problems after hours, you can always upgrade your plan to receive immediate support. If your system has gone down and you need loaner equipment while waiting for parts to be repaired, that will cost $450 under the Standard Warranty. (Loaner equipment is subject to availability, although we do carry most parts.)

Blue Plan

Many of the components of your home automation system will primarily be used outside of regular business hours. Should anything go wrong, the Blue Plan ($35/month) gives our clients priority access to our after-hours help desk, and the peace of mind of knowing that any time a problem should arise, help is just a phone call away. The cost of loaner equipment drops to $250 with our Blue Plan, and we also offer a 5% discount on hourly labor rates, which are $125/hour for regular business hours and $180/hour for after hours.

Silver Plan

Our Silver Plan ($125/month) gives clients access to our after-hours help desk, as well as same day and next day in-home support. Loaner equipment is included, and we offer a 10% discount on hourly labor and a 5% discount on materials for repairs and replacements. Our Silver Plan also includes an annual maintenance visit to make sure your system is working at top performance and features any necessary software updates.

Platinum Plan

Want Smart Systems to solve problems before you even know about them? The Platinum Plan ($300/month) allows us to remotely monitor the health of your system. Our Proactive Technology Monitoring saves you a lot of headaches while helping us understand the specific needs of your smart home, giving you a home automation system that is always ready to satisfy your needs. Our Platinum Plan also includes loaner equipment at no extra cost, a 15% discount on hourly labor and 10% discount on materials, and the support and maintenance benefits of our Silver Plan. It’s the ultimate way to keep your system performing at its best, always.

Want to learn more about how our new support plans can ensure that your home automation system is operating smoothly? Reach out to our team by calling (972) 488-5100, contacting us here, or sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.

Perhaps you’re ready to sign up for a support plan for Fort Worth or Metroplex-area home today? Just click the button below to get started.

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Make the Most of Your Home’s Lighting With Lutron Technology

When it comes to intuitive lighting control systems that enrich your home’s appearance, it doesn’t get much better than the technology offered by Lutron, an industry leader and one of Smart Systems’ trusted brand partners. They’re constantly finding new ways to give homeowners more control over the lighting configurations in their houses with systems that are simple to use and immersive.

In this blog, we look at some of the greatest features of Lutron smart lighting that you can take advantage of in your Southlake or Metroplex home. Keep reading to find out more.

SEE ALSO: HOW CAN LUTRON LIGHTING CONTROL AFFECT YOUR HEALTH?

Customizable Keypads

Lutron has a reputation for creating technology that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is easy to use, and their customizable keypads allow you to craft the perfect control interface for your home’s design. Not only can you control your lighting system from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet, but you also can update the existing light switches in your house to Lutron’s RF-enabled switches, dimmers and keypads.

Faceplates and buttons can be altered to match your décor, with a variety of finishes and styles available. And if you want to install a third-party device next to your keypad, they can add an opening that will unite both components in a seamless shared faceplate. Lutron also offers custom bases for tabletop controls and custom remotes if you want mobile control.

Personalized Scenes

Different occasions call for different lighting configurations, and with a Lutron smart lighting system, all it takes is the push of a button to change the ambiance of your home dramatically. Program scenes that turn on different lights and adjust brightness so that you always have the ideal atmosphere, whether you're cooking in the kitchen, eating in the dining room, or watching a movie in the living room. You can manually activate these scenes through your smartphone or custom-programmed keypads, set them on a schedule, or have them tied to the geofencing feature we delve into below.

Geofencing

Do you tend to leave the lights on when you rush out the door for work? Now you can have them automatically turn off once you leave your property. Geofencing allows you to automatically trigger an action based on entering or exiting a geographic circle with a minimum radius of 1000 feet and a maximum radius of 10,000 feet. You set your home location and the size of the radius on the Lutron Connect app, and upon arriving or leaving that radius, your Lutron lighting control system activates a specific scene. You also have the option of receiving an alert before activation if you want an extra level of control.

Smart Away

Are you concerned about the security of your home while you and your family are away for extended periods? Houses that are dark for extended amount of time are potential targets for criminals, which is why Lutron has a Smart Away setting that randomly activates lights and motorized shades during the evening to create the illusion of occupancy. You can manually activate this setting from your Lutron Connect app, schedule it to turn on automatically at different times, or connect it to your geofencing settings so that your home is in Smart Away mode once you leave the designated radius.

Want to learn more about what a Lutron lighting control system can do for your Texas home, whether in Southlake or beyond?

Reach out to one of our Lutron installation experts by calling (972) 488-5100, contacting us here, or sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.

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