The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate with family and friends. Utilizing your home automation systems will increase the fun and festivities with your loved ones, whether you’re roasting marshmallows on the patio, enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, or watching your grandkids open Christmas presents. Our team at Origin HiFi has some tips to spice up this holiday season with home automation.
Take the Party to Any Room
Playing good tunes throughout your home with multi-room audio will improve everyone’s mood! A whole-home audio system bridges audio and enjoyment across your household with little effort. You don’t need a full stereo system in each room; a single high-quality speaker per room will suffice for the most basic setup and can sit on a bookshelf or be installed in the wall or ceiling. Through your phone, you can adjust the volume and choose to sync each speaker to play the same song through as many rooms as you’d like. Now you’re ready for house parties full of dancing or quiet evenings filled with good company.
Light Up the Night
Whether you’re hosting an event or leaving for a snowy vacation, the right lighting can help make a difference in the atmosphere. Enchant your patio with colorful lights, or turn your den into a sanctuary with dimmed lights. Brighten the lights for a productive clean-up in the kitchen while your dinner guests enjoy wine with the lights set low. With the touch of a button, you are the master of your home’s lighting.
Close the Blinds
Many people love large windows in the home to let in the natural light, but privacy is often a concern. With motorized blinds, it’s easier to create that private space with an elegant look. As daylight savings time comes to an end, it will start to get darker earlier in the day, making it easier for others to see into your home. Pretimed settings can lower your shades at the end of the day for worry-free privacy.
When we think of home security relating to window blinds, we know the blinds are a visibility barrier that prevents passersby from looking into your home. It’s common for neighborhoods to have higher traffic during the holidays as families enjoy the neighborhood light displays. Motorized blinds offer even more than a closed curtain. Because these motorized shades can automatically operate throughout the day, you can give the illusion that someone is home, even if you’re on a family vacation to the snowy mountains. Motorized shades can deter potential thieves, especially when paired with a lighting control system.
Keep it Cozy
By adding smart thermostats, you can control them all from the same interface and add additional intelligence. For example, have your thermostat automatically adjust when you aren’t home or are on vacation. Walking into a warm, cozy home for a Thanksgiving dinner will make your guests feel at home and ready to eat. When your shades, lights, and thermostats are integrated, you can reduce heating and cooling and rarely have to touch them again.
Extra Set of Eyes
During the holidays, online shoppers receive packages at their doorstep daily. Within the last few years, people have seen an uptick in the theft of packages around the holiday season. With an integrated camera surveillance system, motion from a person walking to your door can trigger other events. Personalized settings can ensure that your doors lock, a verbal warning is played to the intruder over your speakers, and you will be sent an alert via text.
Most people think surveillance cameras are for worst-case scenarios, but they can catch sweet moments you won’t want to forget. Maybe your surveillance cameras record a family tradition or your children building a snowman. Either way, surveillance cameras are essential during the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Sit Back and Relax
Our professional installers and programmers will enable your new custom smart home system to match your lifestyle. With our smart home automation systems, Origin HiFi will help you manage your home effortlessly with the touch of a button. Our user-friendly interfaces will enable you to control multiple aspects of your home with ease, which is especially refreshing during the busy season. If you’re ready to enjoy what matters most this holiday season, let us help. Contact Origin HiFi today!