Take the Stress Out of the Holidays With These Smart Home Features

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and a time to refresh and recharge.  Unfortunately, it can be a time of high stress, too. The shopping, the entertaining, the traffic, and the rush to get everything done can be a little harrowing.

Fortunately, there’s technology that can come to your rescue. If you’re feeling a little stressed about this holiday season in Edwards, CO, take a few moments to relax, and keep reading to learn how home automation can make the upcoming festivities just a little calmer and more peaceful.

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Lighting Control

With lighting control, you can preset your lighting for perfection before the guests arrive. Savant home automation can make setting the lighting stage incredibly easy with Scenes. One button press can turn on outside and landscape lights for safer entry once the sun goes down. For even more fun, install LED lighting that can change colors with the same bulbs. Go red and green for Christmas, or blue and white for Hanukkah. It can all be done with a tap on a wall-mounted keypad, a tabletop touchscreen, or an app on your smart device. For even more automation, program the lights to automatically turn on at sunset. 

Inside, a “holiday” scene can dim lights to the right intensity and hue, and brightly light areas in the kitchen for preparing and serving up holiday meals. You can even have the scene change gradually and brighten the lights as the daylight fades. At the end of the evening, another scene could set your evening lights, just the way you want them.

Easy Entertainment

What’s better than holiday music to pair with your holiday lights? With a whole-home audio system, you can have music synchronized in every room and outside, too, in case your guests step out for a few minutes to take in some brisk Colorado winter air. You won’t need to fiddle with multiple remote controls and various system settings. A Savant whole-home audio system provides one interface on a remote or on your iPad to call up your holiday playlists, and easily control the volume in every zone. If the kids are in another room and want to listen to something different, they can do that, too.

Smart Security

The right amount of outside lighting can make your property more secure for guests as well as ward off potential intruders while you’re away, but there’s more that home automation can do. Video doorbells help you see who is at your door when you’re busy with holiday preparation. And with video doorbells and smart cameras, you can keep an eye on the outside of your home. If you’re worried about porch pirates scooping up holiday deliveries, smart cameras will make them think twice.

Are you adding a little vacation away as part of the holidays? Ease the stress with smart cameras, sensors, and alarm systems all integrated with home automation. You can get alerts from cameras if suspicious motion is detected, and intelligent sensors ensure your home’s environment is stable, alerting you of water leaks or freezing temperatures from a heating malfunction. In the unlikely event of an intrusion, your home automation can sound an alarm, turn on all the lights, and even play a recorded message on your audio system to inform intruders they’re being watched and recorded.

Let Cloud 9 Integrated Systems make your holidays a little more comfortable with smart home automation. We are your local home technology experts serving Steamboat Springs and the Vail Valley, and back up our work with the best post-sale support. Reach out to our team today or click below to connect with one of our experts to get started. We look forward to working with you!