2020 is here. The last decade has ushered in the expectation of smart seamless technology. But what happens when a home kit from your neighborhood electronics store fails to illuminate the stylish lighting products from another online dealer? Avoid a technology meltdown. Leave it to the experts in smart home control.
Here’s a story where Lutron Electronics saves our South Florida homeowner from a DIY disaster.
I’m all about my smart home. I walk in, tell Alexa I’m home, the lights come on, my favorite playlist shuffles to a great song, and the shades roll up to reveal the fantastic Miami skyline. But there was a time, only a few months ago, that I regretted an unfortunate attempt at modernizing my home.
Admittedly, I’m a little controlling. I wanted to be the interior designer and tech genius all in one. It had absolutely nothing to do with trying to save money (which I didn’t) but rather being able to claim the genius behind the presentation of my home.
So, after several deliveries of the latest lighting, shading, audio, and television equipment, I started the installation and programming process. The directions were clear, the technology flawless, and the materials spot on. But nothing worked. There was no harmonization of my smart things. I gave in just short of launching tablet devices over the balcony. And finally called a smart home integrator that one of my friends mentioned.
It was the best decision I’ve made as a homeowner. An expert team came over and looked at everything I bought to sort out what I should keep or return. They recommended I invest in a Lutron QS system. The home automation design team from Acoustic Architects and Lutron put together a system that works. Every time, all the time.
Now I tap a button to activate fantastic scenes combining recessed and pendant lights, music, visual effects, and the most uniquely-me environment I could imagine. My home wakes before I do, gently stirring me with lights that mimic the sun and music that makes me perform better. Best of all, when I leave the house, I don’t have to run around shutting things off or closing shades. A tap of my phone app, from anywhere, turns off the lights, music, and TVs, then arms the security system. And the shades glide down over the window saving energy all day long.
I chalk everything up to experience. I tried to be a design genius. But I’ll stick to what I’m good at and just enjoy my expertly designed smart home.
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 smartest way to modernize your home, feel free to connect with us. We will be happy to schedule a demo with you.
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