From anywhere in your home OR in the case of a Smart Home System, you can easily turn on music, lights, heating, air conditioning, alarm features, sprinklers, view security cameras and more all from an intuitive wall-mounted touch screen panel, smart phone, Mac or PC from anywhere in the world. Had a long day? When you get home wouldn't you like to be able to sit down, press one button and have your television turn on to your favorite channel, the lights dimmed, the temperature adjusted to the way you like it, and the Jacuzzi warmed up and ready for you? The possibilities are endless. All of these features, and more, can be tailored to match your lifestyle.
A lot of behind-the-scenes planning and computer programming goes into the preparation of your custom remote controls and your smart home. Pushing the "Start Movie" button, for instance, actually initiates a string of commands that fire up your home theater components, deploy the screen, dim the lights, and start the movie, saving you valuable time and the aggravation of using eight different remote controls. HSBD can consolidate the operation of all of your systems – entertainment, lighting, climate control, etc. – into "master" touch screens.
An integrated lighting system, along with motorized shades and draperies allows you to personalize your surrounding by controlling the light. Instead of merely turning on or off, lights can work together in any combination, in preset sequences, and on prearranged schedules. For example, you can arrive home from work to find your entire path – from driveway to bedroom – all lit up, you can even have a remote control located in your car to turn on and off selected lights. When you host a party, you can press one button to light the interior and the exterior in the most attractive manner. When you leave for vacation, you can press one button so lights turn on and off and shades close and open, in a pattern that suggests you are still home.
Preset scenes that contain dimmed lights will conserve power and save you money. Your bulbs will last longer which means you won't have to change them frequently.
The same integration that commands the lights can also command lawn sprinklers, pool heaters, hot tubs, garage door openers, and – yes – your whole-house entertainment system. Imagine, then, that the same button that sets your lighting to “Party" mode also cues up the music. This illustrates the beauty of an integrated design approach. Once the basic low-voltage wiring is in place, we can configure your system any way you want, and make changes easily, often without even visiting your home and interrupting your schedule. Many changes can be done remotely and requested by a simple text or email.
HSBD believes in a “control from anywhere” approach to the design of whole-house entertainment systems. In other words, you don’t have to retreat to a special room to be entertained. We make the system an integral part of your home environment, as easy and convenient to use as a light switch. Traditional music sources - such as CD and radio or the ever expanding possibilities of streaming music - can be easily accessed and operated throughout the house.
Accessing video throughout the house is also important – whether from cable TV, satellite, Apple TV, DVD, or on-demand services. HSBD ensures that the proper infrastructure is in place for you to reap the full benefits of today's options while preparing you for future technological advances. Let Home Systems by Design customize a system just for you!
The installation of a Local Area Network (LAN) makes it possible to share resources such as printers, files and even high-speed Internet connections among all of the computers in your home. HSBD is experienced in the installation of Local Area Networks across both hardwired "Category 5-6“ cabling and wifi technologies. In this age of technology, the home computer network is becoming less of a convenience and more of a necessity.
The speed at which we move today greatly depends on the ability to access tomorrow’s technology in your home or business. Our network designs include a future-proof infrastructure that allows for change in your environment as well as technology upgrades. Each system is designed to interface with a centralized patch panel, which allows for quick and easy changes. With pre-installed outlets in every room, it's possible to quickly move a computer or printer to another location or add one to a room that doesn't have one.