We talk a lot on this blog about smart home technology and home theater installation for Orange County homeowners, but did you know that the outdoor portion of your home can be just as automated as the indoors? In Orange County, residents have the advantage of some of the best weather in the country and can take advantage of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle almost any day of the year. By taking the smart home outdoors, homeowners can also create the complete outdoor experience when entertaining, or just for enjoying their outdoor space with family.
Often, when our customers think about outdoor audio/video and home automation systems, they are thinking only of controlling outdoor lighting or home security systems, but there is so much more that can be automated outside of your home.
For Orange County homes that have pools, as many do, Good Sounds can set up a system that allows homeowners to control the temperature of the pool or hot tub from a touch panel or other remote control device, as well as any fountains or waterfalls. The same system can also open and close the pool cover remotely, so it is ready to enjoy without even having step foot outside.
For those Orange County residents who use their backyard patio areas as extensions of their living rooms, Good Sounds in Newport Beach can set up televisions and impressive sound systems that rival some home theaters, and automate them so they are easy to operate from the same touch panel or remote that you use for the inside of your home. If you want to be able to control televisions, music systems, or other audio/video equipment from inside your pool or spa, there is also the option of waterproof remotes.
Lighting control is another key component of outdoor home automation. Using a touch panel or remote, Orange County homeowners can easily adjust the lighting according to the mood they want to create. In addition, multiple presets, or “scenes,” can be created, so homeowners can change the entire lighting setup with the touch of a button. Separate scenes can be created for pool parties, outdoor dinner parties, watching television outdoors, or any other scenario imaginable. Lighting can also be set up to turn on and off at a certain time, with the ability to easily change those times when the seasons change.
Home security is another aspect of outdoor automation for Orange County smart homes. High tech security systems can be easily armed or disarmed at the touch of a button. It is also simple to remotely control or check the status of individual security zones, such as a front gate or garage door, as well as contact the authorities in the event of an emergency situation.
If you are interested in seeing what Good Sounds can do to improve the outdoor experience of your Orange County home through automation and control, contact us today. We have been customizing Orange County homes with automated features for more than 30 years. We utilize some of the top home automation products in the industry, such as Savant, Crestron, and Vantage Lighting to give you a system that is both innovative and easy to use.