Chances are that even while you are reading this article you have your smart phone nearby. That is the reason the smartphone is quickly becoming one the best choices for controlling your home’s technology. For years, the smartphone has often been predicted to become our remote control device of choice. With some recent technology advances and the fact that most people now have a smartphone, the time has come for the smartphone to become our main remote control.
Home Lighting Controlled by Smartphones
You can control the color, brightness, and time of Philips Hue LED bulbs from your smart phone. If you would rather control these settings from a light switch, no problem! There are many lightswitch options on the market that interface with smart phones. Your phone can then control lighting, ceiling fans, and more. Want to turn on your coffee maker while you make your way home? Just pull out your phone and it’s brewing in a couple clicks!
Many thermostats are now programing themselves by learning what you like as you go along. Some thermostats are checking the weather over the internet to know what’s coming. Almost all new high tech thermostats let you monitor and program them from your smartphone while you’re away.
Smart Locks Aren’t Just for Cars Anymore
You can control smart locks from a smartphone app. Pick and share who should have access. No more keys! Some locks are even taking pictures of who is at your door so you can decide to let them in or not.
Platforms are Being Developed to Make This All Much Easier
Most appliances are getting “smart” like washing machines, stoves, refrigerators, and more but it would stink if you needed a separate app for each device. That’s why manufacturers are creating platforms that run all of their products. Over time you will be able to run all or most of these products on a 3rd party platform, so you don’t have to just use LG technology or Samsung technology. When platforms are introduced, you could click a setting or send a text to your products that you are going on vacation and then power will be reduced to a power-saver levels and your robot vacuum will only run every other day!
Why You Need an Integrator To Set It All Up
Simple controls technology is moving very fast so it’s easy to be left with 5 different apps to manage your home’s technology when what your really want is just one. Comprehensive, and easy solutions all start with a company who know how to integrate the software and hardware into a system that works best for you family and your home.
Simptech Solutions has the experience and vendor relationships need to provide your company with a successful Simple Controls Solution for your home.
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About SimpTech Solutions
SimpTech Solutions operates as a residential and commercial electronics systems design and integration firm to deliver simple, flexible, and feature-rich technology solutions for customers across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.
Why Choose SimpTech Solutions?
Because we listen to you! Once we fully understand what you want, we can put together a solution to fulfill all your needs and your greatest desires.
- Guidance – The knowledge to educate you on the latest technologies available and discuss how they might benefit your lifestyle.
- Personalization – The skill to create or upgrade an electronic system that is uniquely yours.
- Convenience – All work from design to installation to user training is done for you. We handle all the details to bring you a great end result.
- Integration – The expertise to unite several separate electronic components together so they function as an easy-to-use cohesive system.