Control VS. Automation for your SMART home

Control Vs. Automation

Today you have many options when it comes to integrating your smart home. SoundVision has mastered total home control as well as home automation. These two terms are commonly used interchangeably, but it is important to differentiate the two. What is the difference and which is right for your home?

“Control” gives you the ability to accomplish a goal through a device in order to influence the specific system, but you must tell it what to do and when.

We now have the power to control a multitude of different devices through their designated apps.

Devices you can control:
Indoor/Outdoor Lighting
Heat/Air Conditioning
Media Systems
Spa/Pool Temperature
Garage Doors
Surveillance Cameras
Alarm Systems
Whole Home Aurdio

Sonos has given us the power to control what music, in what room, at what volume – all through their simple app.

Alarm Systems can be controlled through your Honeywell app. HVAC can be simply controlled from your Nest app. Lighting and Motorized shades can be controlled through Lutron’s total home control app. Universal Remote Control (URC)  allows you to control your media systems with their total control app.

Home Automation

With home control apps you are able to regulate these different systems independently. Automation brings these systems together and is capable of doing multiple tasks without actually having to tell it to do so, “an automatic operation independent of any external influence to control the system.”

With home automation, multiple systems are linked together creating a truly seamless experience customized your personal preferences through a single app for your ideal smart home.

Imagine arriving home and disarming the alarm, your lights are turned on automatically, the shades are risen, your favorite playlist is playing in the background and the temperature is adjusted to your desired preset; automation at its finest! Home automation gives you the ability to tailor your system according to your daily routine. Once you leave your home and activate your alarm all of your systems can be programmed to shut off including forgotten lights, music and all central heat or air, saving you time and money!

There are an unlimited amount of combinations, making home automation possibilities endless in your future smart home.

“Total home control” is exactly that, full control of every system you choose through a separate device. Automation on the other hand, is the integration of multiple systems and controlling them all through a single button.

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