Do you have to run around each night turning lights off? Do you worry your electric bill is suffering because you or your family don’t always practice good habits? What about when you are away? You want your house to look ‘lived-in’ but that requires relying on someone to visit your home or leaving lights on for the entire length of your absence.
There is a better way. With automation products, your lights, ceiling fans and even drapes can be programmed to turn on and off when you want. Lights can be automatically dimmed to a pre-determined level when certain events happen, such as watching a movie. Drapes can be closed when it’s dark, and ceiling fans shut-off when people leave a room. When you arm/disarm your alarm system, lights can be programmed to come on where you will be walking to prevent surprises.
Porch Lights / Patio Lights / Pool/Spa Lighting / Garage / Dining Room / Living Room / Game Room
Those are just examples of the types of lighting we can automate for you. Why run around the house before bed trying to turn off all the lights? Let us make it easier for you to save energy!
Beyond just having a programmable thermostat – what if your climate system knew what temperature it was outside, what temperature you like to keep the house and then adjusted accordingly to use the least amount of electricity possible? It’s not some space-age, futuristic home – it can be your home, right now!
Want to adjust the temperature before you come home? Is someone visiting your home while you are on vacation and you want to ensure they don’t walk into a hot, stuffy house? You can adjust your settings over-the-phone or through the internet.
Let’s not forget other little-mentioned appliances in your home like your water heater. It goes along merrily doing what it should – but what if it leaks? Would you know? What about a sink? Overflowing toilet? Climate is disrupted by so many things and if you don’t know it’s happened it can be very expensive to fix and clean-up. Installing water detectors near appliances such as water heaters and under sinks will keep you from living in an un-healthy environment and/or coming home to a giant mess!
Hourly/Service Rate – $80/hour
Alarm system with automation capability – $2,000 – $5,000+
Home Control without Alarm – $1,500 – $5,000+
We sell and recommend the HAI line of automation products
Cinemar Home Automation system
Software license for MainLobby 3 – $99.99 (other software may be required depending on usage)
Programming of automation – based on $80/hour rate and dependent on functions required
We recommend the Cinemar software if you already have equipment in place and don’t need/want to rip everything out and start over. This versatile software is compatible with many manufacturers, making it especially ideal for retrofit automation purposes. Because it’s software, there is no need for expensive home controllers/universal remotes. All that’s needed is a computer!*
We are also trained to repair/re-program Elan and Control 4 systems. Site survey required to determine pricing
*Cinemar may require the purchase of a seperate computer to run the program on, depending on the computers in-use in the home or business at the time of installation. In Control Technologies can provide a media computer that will perform other functions related to home entertainment in addition to running the Cinemar software. Average cost – $800