We had just settled into our new home media room, ready to scroll through the latest releases. After grabbing our drinks out of the new modular stackable fridge cubes, I dimmed the lights to “Show Time” with our Savant Scenes app. Then I used my remote to bring up Apple TV. To our excitement, “Knives Out” was available for streaming. 

I selected the show. And we waited…and waited… But at the most inopportune moment, the internet went down. 

A modern smart home theater is the ultimate venue for cinematic adventures. With endless automated features for creating the coolest experiences possible. Surround sound, ultra-intense bass, a flawlessly sharp viewing screen, stylish furnishings for enjoying the show, and Apple TV, for endless media options. However, when it comes to streaming content unless you download it ahead of time, you are at the mercy of your internet provider and your home’s power source.

Avoiding the Party Foul

With smart home technology, it is always optimal to have an automation company to integrate all of your products. A great smart home expert will suggest the right energy options for keeping you connected at all times. And they can monitor your home remotely, so if something does go wrong, you don’t have to troubleshoot it yourself. 

Double Down

A fail-proof tactic for avoiding the frustration of an internet outage is having a two-provider system. If internet provider “A” is doing an update, and it knocks your WiFi offline, your system automatically switches to provider “B.” And all of your home technology continues to run seamlessly. 

Battery Power

But, what if it is an actual power outage? In the event of a storm, brownout, or another electrical failure in the area, your home can stay online. As soon as your system loses energy from the grid, it switches over to battery backup. Your smart home integrator can make sure this process goes flawlessly as well because the battery backup system should take over for the home’s power needs immediately. However, if the network needs to be reset, the home automation team will already be on it. 

Home automation is fantastic. And smart screens and Apple TV…fabulous. But they require the right set up and technology to run flawlessly. Let someone else do the hard part so you can enjoy your unique lifestyle and entertain your friends, with ease. 

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.

If you would like to learn more about the latest smart home solutions, feel free to connect with us. We will be happy to schedule a demo with you.

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