10 greatest advantages of a smart home

PUBLISHED: 09:58 26 November 2020 | UPDATED: 09:58 26 November 2020

Control your lighting and heating with the touch of a button on your phone or tablet. Picture: Nirvana AV

Control your lighting and heating with the touch of a button on your phone or tablet. Picture: Nirvana AV

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Mike Oliver from Nirvana AV in Preston explains how the Control4 smart home automation system can transform your home and de-stress your life.

'Control4 lighting is a fantastic way to invite warmth and ambience into your home.' Picture: Nirvana AV'Control4 lighting is a fantastic way to invite warmth and ambience into your home.' Picture: Nirvana AV

1. Save on your heating bill

Smart home technology can help you save money on your monthly heating bill.

“With a Control4 smart home, you can turn your phone or tablet into your personal user interface with a specifically designed app. You can easily set timings, turn your heating on and off at the touch of a button, and only heat the rooms that you’re actually using,” Mike says.

2. Reduce your household’s carbon footprint

The Control4 system is simple and easy to use for those who may be apprehensive of technology. Picture: Nirvana AVThe Control4 system is simple and easy to use for those who may be apprehensive of technology. Picture: Nirvana AV

“Even if you’re at work and realise you forgot to turn the heating or lighting off, you can log into the app and switch them off remotely,” Mike says.

Smart home technology is a convenient and efficient way to help you cut down on your energy usage and boost your green credentials.

3. Protect your home

Create a bespoke home cinema experience and set your Control4 system to 'do not disturb' to ensure you never miss a moment of your favourite film. Picture: Nirvana AVCreate a bespoke home cinema experience and set your Control4 system to 'do not disturb' to ensure you never miss a moment of your favourite film. Picture: Nirvana AV

Increase your home security by installing outdoor lights, fitting a camera system, or remotely locking your windows and doors.

“You can customise smart home technology to suit your needs. Our expert advisors will recommend what works best in your home,” Mike says.

Programmed lights can be turned on and blinds opened to make it appear like someone’s home to deter potential intruders.

“The Control4 system is so clever that it learns your behaviours, but randomises them slightly to provide a realistic imitation of your normal occupancy when you’re away.”

The new chime doorbell will allow you to see who’s at the door before you answer it and respond to callers as you wish.

4. Monitor what’s happening in your home

“Real-time surveillance and monitoring camera alerts will allow you to see what’s happening in and outside your home at all times, even when you’re out,” Mike says.

Set alerts to tell you the kids arrived home from school safely or to check up on pets to make sure they’re behaving.

5. Convenience and peace of mind

The Control4 app will tell you if you leave the door unlocked or forget to set the alarm.

Mike says: “Clients can use the app to instantly lock doors, windows and garages. It will also tell you if there are any leaks in the home so you can contact a plumber to get the problem fixed.”

6. Create a bespoke cinematic experience at home

“Build a bespoke home cinema or media room with immersive multi-room audio systems, a big screen and customisable light settings,” says Mike.

“Minimise distractions by setting your Control4 system to ‘do not disturb’ to ensure you don’t miss a moment.”

7. Never fight over music again

“With Control4 and a multi-room audio system you can play music in any room and it’s easy to sync to your favourite streaming services,” says Mike.

“Multi-room audio allows the whole family to listen to what they want at the same time. It’s an ideal solution for ending family feuds over music.”

8. Transform your home’s interior

“Setting the scene with Control4 lighting control is a fantastic way to invite warmth and ambience into your home,” Mike says.

Program lights to turn on and welcome you home as you step through the door or set lights to dim while hosting to create an intimate and cosy vibe.

9. Help you care for elderly parents

“Voice-enabled home control can help those with lower mobility. They can use it to turn on appliances, heating and lights without having to get up,” Mike says.

“Sensors and alarms will alert you to any problems and real-time surveillance and cameras can be fitted, giving you peace of mind that your loved ones are safe at all times.”

The system is easy to set up and simple to use for those that may be apprehensive of technology.

10. Smart home at the touch of a button

“Simple and intuitive controls make having a smart home an easy choice for everyone. At the touch of a button, you can tailor your home to your needs and, even when you’re not at home, you’re still in control,” says Mike.

“Our customers love the ease and simplicity smart home automation brings to their lives, as well as pretty cool gadgets that provide ultimate luxury.”

Fitting your new smart home

“Visit our showroom in Preston to experience the technology for yourself. We’re also offering virtual appointments during Covid-19,” says Mike.

The Control4 system can be installed in old and new homes and can work with any pre-existing smart home technology you may have. Contact a member of the team for a free quote. They will work with you to ensure a smooth installation and help you find the ideal products to meet all your home technology needs.

Nirvana AV is a division of the TVD Group. It is a family run business dedicated to offering a high-quality, friendly, professional service. Next year they will celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Visit nirvanaav.co.uk for more information and to experience a day in the life of a smart home.

Call 0800 622 6884 or email contactus@nirvanaav.co.uk.

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