Within five short years, the city of Houston, TX will have tripled in size. Already the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan area, Houston is about to become a lot more congested and a lot more busy. Home automation will go from being a luxury to an almost-necessity, as increasing numbers of Houston residents turn to their homes as their sole source of emotional renewal and entertainment. Who wants to fight even bigger crowds on the weekend when they can entertain at home? Furthermore, the functional aspect of the home as a center of daily activities, rest, and work preparation will require greater efficiency as people spend more time commuting to and from work and face longer work hours required to stay competitive in an already strained economy. Home automation makes Houston home life more controllable, predictable, and efficient when you finally return home at the end of the day. And, for the lucky who work from home and don’t need to commute, home automation links Houston proper to the world within the home with advanced web-based access combined with sophisticated computer networking strategies that enable the telecommuter to run their business online while the automation network runs the home in the background.
Illuminations Lighting and Design brings home automation to Houston and Greater Texas clients at a level of sophistication and convenience unparalleled in our industry. Our Cedia certified installers are on time every time for local service and support for the systems they design specific to each client. ILD integrates every subsystem of a Houston home into an automation network that addresses every need and every desire of modern home life. A standard home automation system consists of HVAC control, lighting control, and full of security systems and cameras into the existing televisions, computer screens, and phone system within the home. This allows the Houston homeowner immediate access to climate control and audio/visual control of security monitoring, communications, and police notification in the event of a home invasion.
Once we have covered the bases of comfort and security, we further integrate luxury and entertainment into the system by linking audio and video systems, computers, pools and spas, and outdoor lighting to the central home automation computer. We utilize the most sophisticated touch panel technology from Vantage and Lutron systems and add further convenience with AMX hand held remotes.
As more Houston residents become disgruntled with endless road construction and a growing trend in nightlife to cater only to the early twenty-something crowd, more and more homeowners are entertaining family and friends at home. With this migration homeward, Houston home automation clients need a system that does more than meet their needs and desires. They need a grounded, fully automated venue of entertainment than can capture the attention of guests and exceed the expectations of the crowd. With the right home automation touch panel controls, the Houston homeowner now has the ability to control temperature settings throughout the home so different groups of guests can enjoy equal levels of comfort. Touch panels also provide temperature readouts so hosts can make accurate adjustments and monitor energy consumption. During the party, if guests become concerned about weather conditions, touch panels deliver up-to-the-minute weather statistics so homeward bound parties can know in advance what they may be facing on the road. For guests traveling to visit family or friends in Houston, home automation controls allow an individual to book dining, limo, and golf reservations from the convenient interface of the touch panels. Both hosts and guests can also check emails from these controls, so time sensitive information becomes discreetly and readily available without disrupting the ambience of the event.
As Houston grows, home automation’s sophistication and cutting-edge science will grow with it. Illuminations Lighting will be right there to lead the way into a brighter, more eclectic future with solutions in technology and design found nowhere else in the city. Call today, and take your new life in Houston to a whole new level of sophistication and enjoyment that can only get better in the years to come.