AUTOMATED LIVING SPACES SOUTH AFRICA
A symphony of sophistication orchestrated to perfection
Home automation is the epitome of smart home technology that transforms your living spaces into one easy to use system, providing you with comfort and convenience at our fingertips. In South Africa, home automation is rapidly gaining popularity, and for good reason. With the ability to control and monitor components such as lighting, climate, security systems, curtains or blinds, audio and even appliances from your smartphone, to create a seamless living experience. This innovative technology not only offers convenience but also adds a level of energy efficiency and enhances your security. With automated living spaces, you can experience a life of luxury with the touch of a button. As South Africa advances in technology, this is the perfect time to automate your home and elevate your living experience.
Enjoy The Smart Home Xperience
As a visionary leader in your industry, you’re accustomed to excellence in every facet of life. Imagine walking into your residence, and with a single touch, the lights illuminate to your preferred level, the climate adjusts to your preferred temperature, and your favorite music softly fills the air. Home Automation isn’t just about convenience; it’s about personalized luxury tailored to your desires.
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Advantages of Home Automation
Automation is a system installed into your home, either during the building stages, or retrofitted after the time. Smart Home Technology, or Home Automation, coordinates the technology in your home into one streamline system. Automation is then customised to fit your unique lifestyle through an interface that is easy enough for your family to enjoy.
With Home Automation continuously creating your ideal living space, automated home solutions have truly revolutionized the way we live. With Control4 automated home solutions, homeowners can enjoy a host of advantages that provide convenience, security, comfort and even energy efficiency.
With the touch of one button on your Smartphone, you can dim the lights, play music, lock all your doors and arm your security system. Whole Home Automation can also be designed to respond to your schedule and/or needs, without touching anything at all.
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Control4: Putting The Home Into Home Automation
Your journey to success has been defined by foresight and acumen. Control4 Home Automation aligns perfectly with your professional mindset. Just as you’ve steered your professional career towards prosperity, Control4 Home Automation allows you to steer your home into the future. Voice-activated controls, artificial intelligence that learns your preferences, and predictive algorithms that anticipate your needs – these are the hallmarks of tomorrow, available today.
Control4 is our preferred brand of Home Automation for multiple reasons including ease-of-use, intuition, flexibility and more. This outstanding brand was created for Home-Owners to enjoy comfort and convenience on an easy-to-use system. Control4 is geared toward simplicity, without sacrificing on functionality. With Control4 automated home solutions, everyone in your home will be able to control every automated aspect of your home off their smartphones, Control4 remotes, tablets or keypads.
Smart Home Devices and Appliances
Professional Acumen Meets Domestic Comfort
Home automation has made life easier with a variety of smart devices and appliances that are becoming increasingly popular. These automated home solutions include smart thermostats, smart lighting systems, smart locks, and even automated blinds and curtains. These connected home devices are designed to improve daily living by providing convenience and increased control. For example, a smart thermostat can learn your temperature preferences and adjust accordingly, while a smart lock can provide keyless entry for added security. Preset “scenes” will inform your home control system to create the ideal atmosphere during family dinner time, movie viewing in the cinema or relaxation while reading in your home office. In short, these smart home solutions offer exceptional functionality, simplifying life and providing peace of mind for homeowners.
Multiroom Audio enables you to play sound from different sources to different zones in your home without compromising on quality. Don’t confine the enjoyment to one room, when every room in your home can have its own soundtrack.
Alarm and CCTV
Alarm and CCTV Integration is especially useful for the security conscious. Your alarm system can be automated so that the moment your alarm goes off, your lights will come on, you will receive instant updates, and you can view your home with your CCTV.
HD Distribution enables you to distribute high definition picture throughout your home from multiple sources – providing perfect picture quality no matter where in your home you are.
Other aspects of your home that can be automated. Examples include door locks that automatically lock at a certain time of the day; curtains that open and close at the touch of a button; sprinkler systems and almost any other electronic appliance in your home.
Home Security and Automation
Home automation is revolutionizing the way we understand security. With the advent of smart security solutions, homeowners can now take advantage of a range of features that ensure their homes stay safe and secure. One of the key benefits of home automation is the ability to remotely view your home and control your locks, giving you peace of mind when you’re away at work or on vacation. Smart locks allow you to control who enters your home and when, while alarm systems can detect intruders and notify you immediately. With home automation and security automation, you can trust that your home is protected at all times.Contact Us
selecting smart home technology
Choosing the Right Home Automation System
When it comes to selecting smart home technology, it’s important to choose a system that meets your individual needs. There are several factors to consider when making this decision, with compatibility, scalability, and user-friendly interfaces being at the top of the list. Scalability is important, as you may want to add more devices or features to your smart home in the future. Of course, you’ll want a system that’s easy to use and intuitive, so you can make the most of all of its features. With the consideration of all these factors, Control4 ticks all the proverbial boxes and offers unparalleled connectivity.
Installation and Setup
Integration Made Simple
Choosing the right Home Automation system is akin to making strategic professional decisions. At Sound X Perience, we will work hard to ensure your system aligns with your requirements and aspirations. We understand that your time is valuable, and thus, our professional integration services make the transformation to Home Automation swift, seamless, and hassle-free.
Integration and setting up a home automation system requires in-depth technical knowledge and skill. That’s where a Control4 integration specialists come in.
From integrating multiple devices to programming and configuring the hardware and software, we ensure that your smart home setup is flawless and functions seamlessly. By opting for professional integration of automated systems, you can rest assured that your investment is in good hands. With the help of our home automation experts, you can customize your system to your specific needs and preferences, transforming your house into a smart home. Don’t settle for a mediocre setup, partner with a professional to xperience the full benefits of home automation.
Future of Home Automation
Future-proof Your Investment
The world of home automation is constantly evolving in South Africa and with Control4 you can expect a future-proof solution that will adapt to your changing needs and preferences. With the rise of smart home devices and the Internet of Things, it’s becoming easier than ever to control everything from lighting and climate to entertainment and security with just a few taps on your phone or tablet. In the coming years, we can expect to see even more advanced technologies emerge from Control4. As this field continues to grow and innovate, the possibilities for a more comfortable and convenient home are endless.Contact Us
One Of The Things We Do Best
Join the league of visionaries who have embraced Home Automation, not just as a convenience but as a testament to their unrelenting pursuit of excellence. Your home becomes an extension of your professional prowess – efficient, sophisticated and ahead of its time. Home automation is a game-changing technology that offers tremendous benefits to homeowners in South Africa. By adopting this innovative technology, homeowners can enjoy a level of comfort, convenience, and security that was previously unimaginable.
In the world of CEOs, business magnates, and professionals, embracing Home Automation isn’t just a choice; it’s a statement. A statement that resonates with your spirit of innovation, your quest for distinction, and your passion for a life lived to its fullest potential.
A Word From Control4 South Africa
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Home Automation Frequently Asked Questions
A smart home is a regular home with an integrated automation system.
Automation, or home automation, is the process of connecting all the electronic devices in your home onto one system - allowing your home to automatically run itself. An automated home, or smart home, will enable you to control your lighting, climate, entertainment, cinema room, tv’s, multiroom audio system, security and additional electronic appliances off one unified system. Home automation allows all your audio visual equipment to work off one centralised unit, allowing for easy control.
With a smart home, you can monitor and control your home's electronic devices off your smartphone, remote, voice control or wall control panels creating a simple, yet luxurious, easy-to-use system.
A Home Automation system is the perfect blend of simplicity and luxury. Integrating automation into your home allows you to create your ideal living conditions that are all controlled from one app one your smartphone.
Adjust your lighting, monitor your home, manage access to your home with smart locks, seamlessly distribute background music throughout your home using in-ceiling/in-wall speakers or outdoor garden speakers, and control your entertainment all on one system.
Home Automation will also allow for preset scenes - enabling your home to work according to your routine. Each morning you can wake up with the lights gently brightening, your favourite playlist starting and the curtains opening. In the evenings, your lights will can turn off, the doors can lock, the garage door can close and all your appliances can be turned off - all with the press of one button.
ENHANCED SAFETY & SECURITY
Nothing against residential security systems—they may do a great job of protecting your home and family. But when working hand-in-hand with a home automation system, home security systems can provide an even higher level of safety. For example, typically when an alarm trips, the security system will notify the provider (sometimes after 30 seconds or even a minute) who will then need to contact you. When tied to your automation system, you can receive a text message the instant that there is unauthorized access to your home. The automation system can also zero in on the breach by linking the nearest surveillance camera to your smartphone. From your smartphone, you can then view the situation and react accordingly. We can allow it to trigger the television to come on and display your CCTV if your alarm has been activated. We are even able to programme your outdoor lighting to flash when your alarm is activated – deterring criminals from your home.
Did the kids leave the lights on in the game room downstairs? Are there any windows open in the master bedroom? Did your teenager remember to close the garage door? A home automation system keeps tabs on happenings in and around your house and can share that information with you, both while you’re at home and when you’re miles away on a vacation or business trip. Real-time status reports can be viewed on a variety of user interfaces, including the screen of a smartphone, tablet, TV, or touch screen. Using this information, you’ll be able to respond appropriately. For example, an automation system can be programmed so that touching one button on the kitchen tablet will turn off every light and entertainment component left on in the game room.
COMFORT & EFFICIENCY
Keeping a home at its most comfortable state while still being mindful of energy use can be a challenge when you’re forced to adjust thermostats, position draperies, and turn on and off lights manually. Based on parameters that are pre-programmed into a smart home automation system by a professional, the thermostats can lower at night and all lights can turn off right before bedtime to save energy. An hour before you wake up the thermostat can adjust so that the house is comfortable the second you step out of bed. Meanwhile, the lights in the kitchen can turn on, the shades in the living room can open, all while your bedroom music slowly wakes you up, raising in volume over a 10 minute span of time.
Home automation applications allow you to be in control of how you want your home to function; whether you want added relaxation or to transform your home into an entertainment oasis—or somewhere in between—it’s entirely up to you. For example, from the smartphone, tablet, keypad or touchscreen you use to monitor and operate the lights, thermostats and other electronic gear, you can tell your home’s music system to deliver songs from your favorite Internet radio station to speakers in the family room and kitchen. Later, you and your guests might convene in the media room where with one tap of a button the lights fade, the shades lower, and the A/V system sets up to present a movie on a big projection screen.
A lighting automation system is a smart, network-based lighting solution where all lights and all switches are integrated into one controlled system. This allows the lights and switches to be programmed any which way you please.
Today’s light switch is so much more than just a button to switch on and off a light. It is an Xperience maker, and a must for every modern household.
Imagine a complete automated security system that will send you live alerts when someone enters your home, the garage door is left open, or your windows blow open from the wind. Get peace of mind at your fingertips and rest assured that all is safe with Intelligent Security.
These are some must-haves when it comes to automated security for your home – smart locks, smart sensors, Control4 Intercom and CCTV & Security Systems.
Multiroom audio systems enable you to play audio from multiple sources in designated areas of your home. In essance, these systems will allow users the freedom to stream music from a variety of music and audio platforms throughout the home, or in one specific room, all through one easy to use interface.
These systems are controlled off your home network via a Smartphone or Tablet – creating a soundtrack for everyday life.
Automated Cinema Rooms
Control your entire cinema xperience with your smartphone! Cinema automation aspects include controlling your lighting, curtains, projector, screen and the volume of your home theatre system from your phone. Why stop there? You can control your entire home, from your Cinema Room, without leaving your seat.
If you are asking yourself if spending money on automation will increase the selling value of your home, the answer is yes.
Home automation is fast becoming a must-have feature in every home, a feature that also adds maximum value in the selling stages. Automation maximizes efficiency and increases security, something that every home-buyer is looking for in a world filled with anxiety and pressure.
Automation offers home-buyers the opportunity to save on future utilities bills, as well as insurance costs, while at the same time enabling more convenient living. It’s a win-win, all around.
And more than that – you get to enjoy all the perks of the automation yourself until you are ready to sell (Disclaimer: We suspect that you might like the automation so much that you decide to never leave!)
For a home that is currently being built, the short answer is “as soon as possible”. The long answer would be to involve us in the building stages as early on as possible so that we are able to make provision for the necessary wiring for your automation system.
For remodels and retrofits, we would like to be involved as soon as your plans have been drawn up. This will save us from any additional chasing of wires and so on. The sooner we are involved in your project, the better.
We do offer some smart retrofit systems and can assist you with designing your ideal system should the house be complete. So old or new homes, renovations or new build we have a solution for you.
Home Automation can save you energy and make your home more energy efficient. Here are some of the ways in which you can save money in your home.
Home Lighting Control
Lighting is another area that contributes to much of your expense. That’s because more often than not, the lighting of a home is extremely inefficient. Energy expenses can rise due to leaving lights on when you move in and out of rooms, and when you forget to switch off the lights before leaving your home.
Using time-based lighting automated technologies is an effective way of curbing the expenses at home. For instance, home lighting control can be optimized to switch off on a schedule, making sure that the lights in your home only turn on when you need them.
Full Electric Control
Sometimes there’s just not enough time to run around the house to make sure all of the lights and electric appliances that aren’t in use are turned off. We get that. Once you automate your home, you won’t have to run around checking your appliances, room temperature and just about everything that runs on electricity. Smart home automation allows you to have complete control over your entire home, from the home theater system, to the garden sprinklers and even the security system.
No. The great thing about automation is that you are able to automate now and make provision for future upgrades. However, you are able to automate as much, or as little as you want. The amount of automation you require is completely dependent on you.
We recommend visiting out Xperience Centre that you can see an example of what automation can do for you before you make your final decision.
Yes! We are able to assist with remodels and retrofits. We would love to have a walk through your home so that we are able to advise the best course of action for your automation system desired system. If an old dog can learn new tricks, an old home can certainly be made into a smart home.
When it comes to home automation, the cost is completely dependent on the level of automation you would like to integrate into your home.
The grander the automation, the more expensive the integration, however smaller systems are very reasonable for the amount of automation you are able to achieve. We recommend being realistic when budgeting for your project, however we will work together with you to make your budget work. We are passionate about what we do and will ensure that your system will last for many years to come – so this is not an area where you want to skimp.
If you can dream it, we can do it. With smart technology, the possibilities are endless. Our automation brand of choice is Control4, which stands for Control 4 everything. Control4 is able to control any electronic device in your home, regardless of how big or small.
We would recommend starting with lighting automation, security automation and entertainment automation.
Yes. Having a stable, media-grade wifi network is essential to the success of your automation system. At Sound X Perience, we will ensure that we integrate a suitable Media Grade wifi setup that will be able to handle the network traffic your home automation system.
You will be able to monitor your home automation system on your Control4 smart app on your smartphone or tablet. Making use of your smartphone or tablet, you will be able to control all the elements of your home automation system and monitor the status of your home.
Timing and cost of your automation system is completely dependent on the level of automation you would like to integrate into your home. The installation process could be spread out across several days or weeks depending on the level of automation. We will advise on a time frame for installation once we have designed your smart home system.
Taking a step-by-step approach to creating your smart home is essential. The possibilities are endless when it comes to home automation, therefore it is important to decide what you would like out of your home automation system.
STEP 1: DECIDING WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM
In most households, an automation system can make a huge positive impact, but only if you first determine which areas of your life could benefit the most from the technology. Do you envision it as a solution to your family’s exorbitant use of electricity? Or perhaps you see it as a way to better manage your busy household? Or maybe it’s simply the ability to incorporate music into every room of your house. Think about the areas of your home and life that could use improving or added enjoyment. Having a well-defined focus can help when it comes time to select and design an automation system for your home.
STEP 2: VISIT OUR SHOWROOM
If you’re unsure of what you really want out of an automation system, or even if you already have a fairly good idea, be sure to visit our showroom - The Xperience Centre. Here you’ll be able to experience the technology first hand, get the full picture of its capabilities, see how it enhances the look and feel of a room, and try out the controls for yourself. These demos—whether in a real home or simulated—will make it easier to envision a system in your own home and will likely introduce you to new features and functions you may have not have previously considered. You’ll also gather a sense of how the technology can be integrated in a way that complements your home’s design and décor.
STEP 3: BOOK A CONSULTATION
Once you have good idea of what you might like to accomplish in your automated home, it’s time to sit down with one of our awesome team members to implement your killer ideas. We are here to walk you through the process to help you create your dream smart home.
STEP 4: INITIAL HOUSE CALL
After your first consultation, we will have a pretty good idea of the type of system and products we would recommend for your house; however, it’s only after a visit to your home that we will be certain of the best course of action. The size, structure and design of your home, whether it’s being built or already finished, and the devices and systems that you may already have, will all impact the decision on which types of technology to incorporate; for example, hardwired or wireless, types of subsystems, special features, etc. During this first visit to your home we would like to walk through the entire residence and inspect areas like closets for locations to stow equipment and run cabling. Before or after the tour of your home, expect very direct questions about the sorts of features you’d like to incorporate.
STEP 5: GET A COST ESTIMATE
After touring the home and gathering more information about the needs of you and your family, we will be able to recommend systems and provide a quote for materials and labor.
STEP 6: DESIGN & PRE-WIRE
Believe it or not, a big part of an automation project can be handled right at our offices. Based on the conversations you’ve had with us our amazing team will run the necessary cabling. This can take a day or a few weeks depending on the scope of the project and the types of products being installed. Often during the design and pre-wire phase, we may also be “racking” your system. This involves placing all of the various controllers, amplifiers, switchers and other gear within the shelves of a specialty equipment rack. Depending on the size of the project, we may choose to dress the rack at their office where they can test the system before installing it in your home.
STEP 7: EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
After the system has been designed and configured and the necessary cabling fished behind the walls, we will be ready to install the automation components. This will likely include an equipment rack, as well as keypads, touch screens, speakers, TVs … basically anything attached to the walls, ceilings or floors. At this point, it’s just a matter of hooking everything up and trimming it out by patching drywall, applying fascias to flat-panel TVs and painting over built-in speakers.
STEP 8: TRAINING
Learning to use your system is very straight forward. We will arrange an on-site meeting with our technical manager to walk you through the process of using your phone, touch screen or some other device to control the different parts of your home. Not only will this help familiarize you with the system, but will also give you a chance to voice any concerns. Maybe the lights in the “Good Morning” scene seem too bright or the music in the den sounds a little harsh. Be sure to mention these issues at the time of the initial walk through; we will be able to tweak any issues on the fly with minor programming modifications to the software.
STEP 9: FOLLOW-UP
As you use your system, you will likely discover parts of the system you’d like to change. This is fairly typical, and shouldn’t be an issue. Be sure to contact us so that we can make minor modifications and additions to your system.
STEP 9: UPGRADING YOUR SYSTEM
If you would like to add any additional devices or upgrade your system we will be able to assist. Even larger additions, like the integration of a swimming pool or the distribution of audio to a new wing of your house can usually be handled by our incredible team.
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