Turning Your Home Into a Smart Home

Technology is advancing and improving in every aspect of our life but are we taking full advantage of it? We can’t spend an entire day without our smartphones because of the assistance it gives us in our everyday life so why haven’t we all converted to smart homes? Sure, some of us may have invested in a few gadgets like Google Home or Amazon Echo that help us look up recipes with voice command or that remind us to check the laundry in an hour, but these devices are only the first step into the smart house world.

Imagine running out the house for work and instead of setting the air, checking all the doors and remembering to shut off the upstairs bathroom light, you take out your phone to press a button while buckling up, starting your vehicle and taking a sip of coffee. Everything was taken care of when you simply pressed that button on your phone. Sounds too good to be true, right?

Our belief that building a smart home where environment and technology can align has cultivated our partnership with Artisan Systems.

Our newest partner offers world class home automation that will increase your quality of life at home and help decrease your environmental impact. Never forget to turn off a light, protect your family by setting the alarm, close insulating shades on warm days, all with the support of your mobile device. This is just scraping the surface of what Artisan Systems has to offer in-home automation.

Integrated Systems

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According to Artisan Systems, “Smart technologies work better together. An integrated system simplifies your daily life by making your home more efficient and simplifying your control over your electronics. No longer will you have multiple remotes, one to adjust each piece of equipment. Instead use elegant touch panels, one universal remote, or a smart device to turn on the television, adjust the volume, dim the lights, and so much more. At the touch of a button, you can activate preset scenes. For instance, create a “welcome” scene for when you’re coming home from work, and activate it from your smartphone to unlock the door, turn on the lights, adjust the temperature, and play your favorite music.”

Lighting Control

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Automating your home’s lighting creates the right ambiance for every occasion. For instance, home lighting control can help you cook with bright lighting, then press a button to dim the lights for a calming dinner mood. When entertaining, create a preset lighting scheme for your whole home. Then, on the night of the party, you’ll only need to press one button to set the right scene. When you’re leaving home in the morning, press one button to turn off all your lights to save energy. Also, link your smart lighting to your security system to help protect your family or possessions. New construction or remodeling—we can help create your ideal lighting.”

Motorized Window Treatments

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Automating your window shades and dressings helps you control the amount of Arizona sun entering your home. The effect: you’ll save energy, protect your belongings from sun damage, and create the ideal atmosphere. Maybe the best part is how simple they are to control. From one location, press a button to draw all your home’s motorized shades. Create settings that follow your schedule so that you can wake up with the sun, and then your shades can automatically close when you leave for work. Your shades can even monitor the sunlight, so that they close before the sun glares begin.”

Multi-Room Video

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Distributed video allows you to use a single video source, such as a game console, satellite receiver, Blu-Ray player, for multiple televisions throughout the house. Instead of limiting the rooms you can use your Apple TV, use it in every room with a screen. Therefore, you can significantly reduce the number of sources in your home, making it easier to hide your equipment. You can even put it all in the basement for easy service and less clutter. With a smart home automation system, switching between sources is simple.”

Smart Security

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“A smart home is a safe home. For your residence, consider several of these smart home surveillance techniques. Cameras strategically placed throughout your property allow you to keep tabs on things wherever you are. Stream live footage to your smartphone and receive alerts if something seems out of the ordinary. Smart locks allow you to make certain that your door is locked and monitor when the kids come and go. Utilize other smart technologies like lighting and shading to make your home appear occupied when you’re not at home. It’s time to modernize your security approach.”


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“A network is a home’s central nervous system for all communications and control. We’ll help lay a solid and reliable foundation that’s robust for today’s technology and for tomorrow’s. We will work with you to find a complete networking solution that satisfies all of your system needs including your TV, telephone, music, security, control system and mobile devices that are connected on the network in a smart home. A high-speed and secure network provides the functionality and protection you desire.”

Our newest partner will allow us to offer technology that will take your custom home, remodel or renovation to the next level. Artisan Systems and High Caliber Construction are now working together to create your ultimate dream home smarter.

If you can dream it, we can build it. Give us a call and we will make your dreams come true. Call us today at (480) 712-8829 for a consultation at our Scottsdale office or call us at (928) 526-2156 for a consultation at our Flagstaff location.