Vacation homes and pieds-à-terre deserve the same care and attention as owners’ primary homes. Here are a few smart home upgrades that can quickly and successfully enhance and secure additional dwellings.
Powerful Peace of Mind
Savant Power has created a fully integrated smart home power system that monitors every circuit in one’s vacation home to determine and optimize ideal power production (with solar panels) and consumption and helps users determine and meet their energy consumption goals.
By installing a Savant Power System Module in a secondary residence, which can connect to every area of the home, users are able to create power profiles that can activate in the instance of a power failure, or provide higher energy to items (like appliances) that use more power than other electronics in the home.
Savant’s relays and dimmers connect effortlessly to existing home electrical equipment, giving users the final say in how much energy is expended and where. The Savant app allows users to monitor and alter electrical consumption in all areas of the home, as well as change electrical profiles to suit their power consumption needs.
Savant Power provides peace of mind when away from the secondary residence, allowing users to monitor and adjust excessive power usage. Additionally, the Savant app alerts users to storms nearby as well as the current charge and hours of power remaining in a home’s connected generator should the home’s electricity fail.
Maintaining a Warm Glow
The Complete Smart Lighting Control System from Caséta by Lutron is inclusive of dimmers, switches, and indoor and outdoor plugs to help users manage the appearance of their abodes when away. The system, when paired with a Smart Hub, works via a single Wi-Fi connection, but also when Wi-Fi is down, which is also tremendously useful in stormy situations.
With Smart Away, users can turn on lights in various combinations to ward off potential intruders. In true smart home fashion, the Caséta system can be fully integrated with Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as Apple, Ring, and a variety of other products.
Sonos has recently revolutionized portable high-end sound with its whole-home sound solutions. The new and improved Sonos S2 app, which easily connects to all Sonos home products, helps the Sonos system deliver warm and extremely clear sounds throughout every area of the house.
The Sonos S2 app allows users to create and utilize sound profiles for every area of the home, as well as choose distinct types of music or sound to play in each individual space. The Sonos S2 app is a platform that brings together all streaming, voice, and control services in order to browse and play music, podcasts, audiobooks, radio, and more.
With the updated Sonos S2 app, more options for personalization are available such as controlling sound profiles and creating saved room groups in which to play music or sounds. And as always, connected Sonos speakers blend perfectly into any living space’s décor.
Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.
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