Room by Room Automation: How to Automate Every Room in Your Home with Smart Tech

Room by Room Automation: How to Automate Every Room in Your Home with Smart Tech


The entryway — specifically the door — is the first place to start automating your home. With a smart door lock, you'll get extra peace of mind from the remote locking, specialized codes, and more. You can set it up so the lock senses whenever your smartphone is near and locks or unlocks the door accordingly. And if you connect it to your smart security system, you can set it so that your security system is armed once the door is locked.

And if you add a smart video doorbell to your home, you can also check on who approaches your home from anywhere and remotely talk to them through the speaker, which is helpful if you get a lot of deliveries!

Pro Tip: Add entry sensors to the windows and door and always be alerted to any movement!

Living Room

When it comes to the living room, you can do many things with smart automation, including automating your lights, smart vacuum, speakers, and smart TV.

  • Smart Bulbs: last 10x longer than regular bulbs, use 8.5 watts of electricity, are easy to install, and let you change the color, brightness or dimness, and lighting schedule. You can set up rules to switch on the porch or path light as you come home.
  • Smart Vacuum: Set it so the smart vacuum only runs when you're out of the house, so you don't have to deal with the noise.
  • Smart Speakers: Helps control the entertainment through voice-activated commands or your smartphone.
  • Smart TV: Operate TV through multiple options, including voice command and smartphone usage, so you don't have to worry about losing the remote.
  • Smart Shades: Keep the room perfectly shaded by setting up a schedule or automating it to close whenever there is light.


The kitchen is another great room to add smart technology. With a voice-activated speaker, you can operate other smart appliances with just your voice. You can also add to your shopping list and have your phone remind you what you need when you're in the store, play music, make phone calls, check the weather, ask questions, and play games.

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3 Features of A Smart Office That Will Transform Your Workflow {+1 Bonus}


Voice Control

Voice control is typically thought of as a luxury item for the home. It serves as a personal assistant for completing basic household activities. But, it can also translate well into business use!  Here's how:

Individual Offices: Spoken control devices make it simple to alter the temperature and lights, take notes, ask for an online search, and make phone calls with a single voice command. There's no need to waste time switching tasks and risk losing concentration.

Conference Rooms: Let's imagine you're in charge of a meeting that includes several technology devices such as laptops, projectors, lighting control systems, and possibly more.

If your business automation has voice control, you can adjust the lights and start your presentation with a simple voice command. With this technology handling the heavy lifting, you can concentrate on making a great first impression, no problem. Just imagine the effect when the lights go out, and the presentation begins at your command!

Climate And Lighting Control

In an office space, there are always some people who prefer it cold, while others prefer it warmer. It can be difficult for businesses to please each employee. But, thanks to smart technology, it's now a lot easier. Employees can now manage the temperature in the office, saving money and energy.

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Adding Comfort to Outdoor Spaces with Motorized Shades

Adding Comfort to Outdoor Spaces with Motorized Shades

Motorized outdoor shades have several convenient options, such as different levels of opaqueness for controlling how much light you want to come through, or a centralized control panel for home automation integration. They can be controlled via a remote or direct wall control, and you can even set a schedule for them to automatically transition at different times of day. Some motorized wall shades are Bluetooth-enabled and can be controlled from your smartphone or another device.

As well as the obvious shade in your outdoor environment, many people enjoy the extra layer of privacy that a shade affords — especially if neighbors or other people are visible from your yard or patio. Some motorized shades feature automatic sensors that can detect harsh weather conditions such as wind and rain and adjust their position accordingly. They can also keep out insects and other pests.

In addition to these practical benefits, motorized shades are visually pleasing. There are no hanging chains or cords in the way, and there are options to style them to match your home’s aesthetic.

There are two (2) main options for motorized outdoor shades:

  1. Battery-powered: These are simple and affordable as they don’t require extra wiring. They’re also the least disruptive to existing home infrastructure and are great for areas that may not be close to an outlet. Battery-powered shades are reliable and can last up to three years before needing a battery replacement.
  2. Hard-wired: These require a bit more effort to install depending on whether the shade location has been prewired for power. If not, a wire needs to be run to your home’s electrical supply. Once connected, you’ve eliminated the need to ever change batteries.

You can also install motorized outdoor shades on the exterior of your home to prevent the sun from entering your house through the windows, which helps to keep your house cool. It’s nice to have the convenience of a motorized shade you can operate from indoors, and that doesn’t take up any interior space.

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How Smart Shading is Handy for Fall


And ... Scene

Life isn’t so much one big moment as it is a tapestry of little moments, strung together by our human memories. And if we can improve upon all of those little moments, we can make life just that much better.

Enter smart shading.

With smart shading solutions from Savant (say that ten times fast!) you can easily set your home’s shading for the seasons or the weather. Your shades can be scheduled to move with the time of day or the position of the sun. It’s pitch-perfect control over life’s little moments, but on a grand scale.

Cultured Convenience

After a long day of cleaning, working, chasing the kids around, and all of the other “super fun” things that make up being an adult that our parents never warned us about, adding another task to the chore list can sound like, well, a chore.

Take this, for example: You sit down after a long, hard day and sit down to watch the TV. The setting sun is behind you, and the glare from it is coming through the WINDOWS AND RUINING YOUR TV OH MY WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

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Open Up to Smart Shade Options


Summer is exciting for many reasons: No distance or in-person school, beach vacations, poolside staycations, and of course, the warm weather. But what about when you are inside and want to keep some of that sunlight out?

That’s what smart shades are for!

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How Smart Shades Can Brighten Your Life


It’s time to stop living in the dark

Indoor dwellings have long given us the power to control how light enters our lives. And now, with the advent of smart shades, homeowners have more control over their shading and lighting than ever.

All of us at AV Design Consultants are really excited about how popular smart shades are getting, and there’s a reason why smart shading is becoming one of the hottest new trends for smart homes. Smart shading takes many areas of your home life and makes them easier than ever. This week, we are going to start by looking at a few pretty cool applications for smart shading and how it can work with the rest of your smart home for a brighter and better controlled atmosphere.

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4 Reasons Why Your Smart Home Needs Smart Shading


Take those rose-colored lenses off, it’s time to get serious about shade.

At AV Design Consultants, we take our smart home technology seriously, but today we are going to take a deep dive into smart shading and look at some of the reasons why you really should get off the couch and get some smart shades installed ... so you don’t have to get off the couch to adjust your shades.


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