People often think of Home Automation as perking coffee while showering or automatically turning off the lights when the last person leaves the room. It is that, but it's a lot more too.
Home Automation works for you to make life more comfortable and convenient. You program it once and it never has to be told again that starting the VCR means that at the same time, the drapes should be closed, the lights dimmed and the temperature adjusted to your comfort level. Or that arming the alarm system should set the lighting to go on after dark and shut down appliances that were inadvertently left on. No more wondering whether you turned off the oven.
Besides convenience, Home Automation is a major energy saving device and friendly to the environment. It will control heating, cooling and lighting of the house according to where people are and what they are doing at any time of the day.
Home Automation can save you money in other ways as well. A single VCR can serve television sets in different rooms or a single stereo system can send different programs to each room in the house. This can save you dollars on purchasing and upgrading appliances
It provides both convenience and energy savings by automatically shutting or opening your drapes or shades and adjusting the tilt of the blinds according to the position of the sun. And it enables you to remotely activate the climate controls in your vacation home while you are still on route, so that you arrive to enjoy a comfortable temperature with the house already well lit
Security is a major benefit too. With Home Automation, you can see who's at the front door or in the yard or check up on the sleeping baby from the TV in the kitchen or while you are working at your computer.
For a person with a disability, Home Automation is an absolute boon and can improve the quality of life dramatically. Actions which would require help can be done unaided by a disabled person using a remote control or even by voice command.
An automated home permits seniors to continue to live alone and retain their independence. It postpones the time they have to move to a retirement home.
Home Automation integrates all the systems in your house: home theatre, audio, climate control, motorized drapes, telephones, lighting and security. There is no limit to what home automation can do for. Home Automation are convenient, energy and cost efficient, fun to live in, and indispensable for the disabled. And Home Automation adds value to your home!
If you are planning to build a new home or to renovate your existing home, now is the time to install Home Automation. Don’t spend your money on a Home Automation that will be obsolete before its time! Read about our many Services and learn of the many ways in which Magen Home Automation can serve you. Call us at 416.658.5757. We’d love to help you plan your Home Automation System.
Magen Home Automation is approved by the major home automation control firms. We are an officially accredited IBM Home Director Systems Integrator, and a Crestron dealer.
Home Automation: What's it all about?
People are wondering what Home Automation is all about and who needs it. To help clear things up, MAGEN SECURITY SYSTEMS brings you the following guide to the perplexed. Home Automation (HA) is one of the fastest growing trends in modern technology. Have you ever wanted your house to be more than just a shelter? With Home Automation systems, your home can actually serve you! It will happily do everything possible to please you and make you comportable.
What can Home Automation do for you?
- You come home turn your alarm system off... the light in the hallway and family room goes on, the TV turns on to CNN with the volume set to 65%.
- Your child comes home, turns the alarm system off, a notice is sent to your pager (wherever you are) to let you know that she's at home and simultaneously a picture of your daughter walking in through the front door is sent to your email.
- Someone approaches the front door and rings the bell. You can see her from any TV screen in the house. A short clip on your VCR is recorded automatically.
- While you watch a movie, your door belll rings. A Picture-In-Picture (PIP) on your TV set automatically pops up showing the front door view. From your seat, you release the front door lock to let your guest in.
- You flopped down in bed for a short rest after a hard day at the office, then woke to find that it's already night. You are pleased to discover that your Automated Home thoughtfully closed all the window drapes while you slept.
- A disabled person arrives home, presses the remote key from his car, switching off the alarm and turning on the lights in the house. The elevetor lift descends to the ground floor and the door opens to receive his wheelchair.
- On the way to your cottage, you dial up the heating system and instruct it to turn up to 22 degrees celcius. On your arrival, you enter a pleasantly warm cottage.
- Before you leave on vacation, you set the lights in the various rooms to go on and off at different times during the evening. This gives your house a lived-in look while you are away.
- Lights set at strategic points around the house, fo on automatically whenever anyone approaches. The lights are a convenience to your visitors and a deterrent to undesirables. Cameras around house pick up amovement and send images to TV screens in the house, alerting the occupants to trespassers.
- Home Automation reduces your energy bills and makes your home environmerntally friendly Home Automation cuts energy consumption and costs. Lights automatically shut off when a room is vacated. Tempereture controls automatically cut air conditioning or heating to empty rooms. Shades automatically adjust to let in more sun during the winter and less in the summer, cutting air conditioning or heating requirements.
When is the best time to get HOME AUTOMATION?
The best time to get Home Automation installed is when you are building or renovating your home. That's when it is easiest and least costly to install the wiring. Structured wiring is always a good idea when building a new home or renovating your existing home, whether you plan to do the automation now or not. You will want it sooner or later. As you get older. Home Automation becomes a necessity. Besides, structured wiring increases the value of your home, more than the additional cost, so it's always a good investment.
But even if you aren't building or renovating now, don't despair! it's possible to retrofit and automate an existing home. Yes, it is a bit more expensive than pre-wiring. But don't deny yourself the comforts and pleasures of automation just because of the price difference. You'll never regret the decision.
Call Magen Home Automation today and our experts will happy to serve your home automation needs.