We all wish we had more time in the day. Americans have felt busy and rushed for years—even when research shows we have more free time than ever.
How can this be? According to the BBC, “We feel a social pressure to ‘do it all’, at work and at home, but… it’s a mathematical impossibility.” In 2020, The Economist theorized that “multi-tasking is what makes us feel pressed for time” and blamed task-switching for the feeling that “the job never quite feels done.”
If your days feel fragmented, take some of that time back! You can consolidate small to-dos around your house through the power of home automation. When you work with a smart home installer like our team at First Priority Audio, we design and install smart systems that simplify daily life.
Read on to learn more about Control4 home automation and how it can help you live your best life in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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Mornings often feel like the most hectic time of day, especially if you aren’t a morning person. And if you have children, you know how draining it can be to get everyone ready before heading out the door.
But when you own a smart home system like Control4, a “Good Morning” scene can prepare the house for you. All at once, blinds rise across the house while lights turn on where you need them, like the walk-in closet or bathroom. Fans and the AC turn on, and if you own a smart coffee pot, it automatically starts brewing with the grinds you placed in last night.
Keys in hand, shoes on—now all you need to do is tap “Away” on your smart system app or wall keypad. In an instant, your smart home powers off all your electronics. Automated window shades lower across the house, and the AC turns off. It can even activate smart door locks and turn on the alarm system. And if you forgot to turn off the house? Simply take out your smartphone, open the Control4 app, and select “Away”—wherever you are!
It can be stressful enough to host friends and family. You need to clean, arrange the food and drinks, and make sure everyone is having fun. Take a few stresses off your shoulders with an ‘Entertain’ scene. Through a single command, the smart system dims the lights and sets the LEDs to a fun color. Your party playlist automatically plays over the speaker system, and the AC sets to a comfortable temperature. The “Entertain” scene can transform several rooms at once, even outdoors!
When you’re ready to fall asleep, the last thing you want to do is walk around the house tugging on shades and turning off lights. Luckily, you can do it all simultaneously with a “Good Night” smart scene that prompts shades to lower, lights to turn off, and security alarms to turn on. If you’re already in bed, reach for your phone or tablet to turn devices off in any room—then let yourself drift to sleep.
If you’re interested in smart home automation in South Florida, First Priority Audio is here to help. We’re a certified Control4 dealer that designs and installs smart systems customized to our client’s needs. Contact us here to learn more!
3569 SW 10th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33069