3 Home Control System Trends to Know More About


These Features Continue to Push Smart Home Technology Forward

Smart home automation technology moves rapidly, and it may be challenging to keep up with what's new and what's commonplace. The same technologies that make our smartphones ever smarter and more powerful each year – cloud software, faster processors, and artificial intelligence, to name three – are doing the same for smart home systems.

So, what are the areas that are moving quickly, and why does it matter? Because when you consider a home control system for your residence in Centerville, OH, you want to ensure the one you choose has all the essential features, both current and the ones that are coming down the pike. 

Keep reading below to learn more about three fast-moving smart tech features that you’ll want for your home.


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Voice Control

Voice control is already popular with many smart home products. Most plug into one or more of the three major ecosystems; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. Voice control is an excellent option for home control when a smartphone isn't handy or when your hands are occupied. The knock on voice control is that sometimes the assistants don't understand you or require you to word your requests in a specific way. Thanks to artificial intelligence, voice response accuracy continues to improve exponentially every year. Look for home control systems to understand you better and also understand context too. The good news is that these voice control systems are already compatible with our preferred home automation system, Control4. Those improvements will mainly come via software updates from the system’s vendors.

Easier Automation

Home control is not just about giving you a new way to control a light or thermostat, but also about making it all work together seamlessly. Home automation used to require complex programming that only integrators like Beacon Audio Video Systems could do. Now that ability has been baked into the latest systems like Control4 OS 3, making it easy for you to set up your home just the way you like. You can create settings for lights, audio, temperature, and more, and capture them into a "scene" that you can recall at the touch of a button or a voice command. Want to change it? It's easily accomplished with a touch screen interface that's as simple to use as any good smartphone app. Control4's When/Then automation feature puts even more power into the user's hands by letting you design your own automation features based on a wide variety of triggers and events.

Smarter Security

Rapid advances in video analytics and smart sensors are also making it a cinch to keep an eye on your smart home. Smart cameras can detect movement in a zone of your choosing and can differentiate and detect movements of people, animals, vehicles, and more. You can get notified for as few or as many things happening around your property. More sophisticated video surveillance systems record hours of footage that can be easily searched for specific events. Video doorbells like Control4's Door Station let you see who is at the door and communicate with them with video and audio. Smart sensors can detect all types of environmental data around your home and alert you to high humidity, high UV light, water intrusions, doors that aren't closed, and much more. 



Ready for a smart home control system that has all the latest technology? Get started by calling Beacon at (937) 723-9587 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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