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Demystifying the Home Automation System

Demystifying the Home Automation System

So you’re looking into a home automation system… what now? No doubt as you’ve searched you’ve come across names like Lutron, Crestron & Control4—but really, what do they do? How can those products enhance your home & your life? Let us break it down for you.


Lutron’s emphasis is lighting & shade control with energy-saving tactics & products. With Lutron, you can remotely (via remote or iPad) control the status of the lights & shades in your home while saving a great deal of electricity. Lutron automation can turn lights off when no one is in the room, set out-of-town patterns so your lights turn on & off and your blinds open & close while you’re away. With Lutron, you can even turn all of your lights on or off with one touch of a button! One of Lutron’s biggest advantages is their ability to save you money in energy costs!


Crestron’s focus is on whole-house integrated electronic systems for your modern home. From music & TV media to lights, climate & locks, with the right system, Crestron can control nearly every powered part of your home. You can control your environment with built-in touch screens, remotes, or even your smartphone.


Control4’s emphasis is smart home technology. Beyond the automation of the different devices in your home like lighting, heating, entertainment, and locks/security, Control4 gives you simple access to control things like timing. For example, you can program your house to cool down at night, and slowly, a half an hour before you wake up, warm up again—and slowly turn up your lights as you wake up. Imagine rather than going all around your home to check locks, lights & electronic devices, pushing one button and having all of your doors lock, lights off, security activated, and blinds down.

At the end of the day, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you want for home automation, but maybe aren’t sure what the best way to go about achieving those results are. That’s where Luminaire comes in. We are experts at this stuff so you don’t have to be!

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