Why Communication Is Key to Your Smart Home Automation System

Why Communication Is Key to Your Smart Home Automation System

Your Technology Should Talk Back

The most important part of any smart home automation system is communication. That means the way you communicate with it, the way it communicates with you and the way it communicates with each device in your Main Line, PA residence. You want to ensure that every command you give it can be performed without a hitch. In this blog, we’ll highlight the different aspects of communications and how you can improve your entire experience. Read on to learn more.

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The Newest Trend in Home Automation

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that voice control is one of the most popular advances in contemporary smart home systems. However, it’s really nothing new – in fact, voice control has been around for years. But there’s a couple of new products that have changed the way we understand voice control: Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.

Alexa and Assistant are each voice control interfaces that are changing the game. Their ability to understand your commands regardless of regional accent or pronunciation have made them tremendously popular among homeowners looking for new ways to command their systems. Now, instead of using your smartphone or dedicated control device, you can simply speak to your system and it will respond.

And while both interfaces were initially marketed as part of DIY solutions (the Amazon Echo and Google Home, respectively) they’re both so impressive that major smart home manufacturers have begun to take notice and integrate the software into their systems. To take full advantage of the features of each, you can consult a smart home installer who can program a fully customized array of commands that fit your lifestyle and usage.

A Home That Talks Back

A top priority of any smart home automation system is two-way communication. If you are already familiar with a professionally installed home automation system, you may even take this for granted. However, two-way communication is the key to any successful system.

Essentially, two-way communication means your home talks back. When you put on a song via your whole home audio system, the devices understand and play the song, plus give you info about the song. When someone comes into the house, you receive a push notification on your smartphone. If you dim the lights manually, the same settings are reflected on your mobile interfaces.

It’s important because you don’t want a system that confuses itself or its users with doubled up commands. Hi-Fi Sales employs professionals who understand the essential nature of communication. Contact us today for more information on how to improve your smart home automation system. 

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