our automated home (on an IPad)
From the global view of our iPad App home page, a home owner can decide what features they want to control manually and get feedback from key features of the home like energy monitoring.
Door & Lock Control and Feedback
Press the "Lock" Icon and the front door and status of the locks and garage doors are displayed.
*At 10pm, all doors will lock and garage door will close if they have not been locked or closed by the home owner yet.
Garage door Control and feedback
By having a feedback status of doors and other devices you can quickly make adjustments when you are not at home.
Hot water & Circulation Control and Feedback
Press the "energy" icon for energy feedback and control of high wattage items.
Not doing laundry or planning any shower times for a while, then manually turn of your hot water and circulation pump to save energy.
We schedule our hot water actions based on the times we use hot water the most day to day.
Press the "Weather" Icon to get your weather forecast and current temperature feedback so you can get ready for your day.
family room tV control and feedback
Press the Family room "Couch" icon and choose from your favorite shortcuts and apps.
Patio TV control and feedback
Press the Patio "furniture" icon and choose from your favorite shortcuts and apps to view out on the patio.
Music Control and Feedback
Press the house "Music" icon and choose your favorite playlists and what rooms you want it to play in.
HVAC Control and feedback
Choose the "climate" icon and set thermostat levels to each zone or automate these features with occupancy sensors.
energy Control and feedback
Press the "energy" icon to see how much energy you have used this billing cycle and how much enegy is being used right now in real time.
Lighting control and feedback
Press the "Lighting" icon and get a real time view of what lights are currently on in real time.
Thanks to home automation and energy feedback we were able to adjust our lifestyle to lower our energy bills.
Alexa Commands? We've got those!
*We use this command when its time for the kids to go to bed at 8pm. It turns off all TV's, lights and music in all areas besides the master bedroom.
*We use this command when we come home from baseball and we want to put something quick on the tV for the kids while we make dinner.
*We use this command when we want some background music in the kitchen and dining room but we dont feel like reaching for a smart phone or iPad
*We use this command when its Date Night and its time to let loose without the kids around.