When many people hear the words “smart home,” they naturally think about indoor areas first. This is understandable, as many of the top smart home and home automation areas come within indoor realms like temperature control, lighting and numerous others.
At AVI Systems, however, we’re here to tell you that smart home themes extend to outdoor areas of your home as well. From our outdoor speakers that are ideal for landscapes to surveillance systems and several other home automation areas, you might be surprised at just how much you can customize and automate your outdoor areas in coordination with your indoor ones. This two-part blog series will dig into several possibilities within this realm.
Themes to Consider
For starters, you want to keep a few basic themes in mind as you’re visualizing and conceptualizing your outdoor automation elements. These include:
- Waterproof: Any equipment that goes outside and is exposed to the elements should be protected from potential rain or snow storms.
- Power: In addition, any items that require power must have the proper sources – we’re talking not only electrical outlets, but also gas or WiFi supplies that need to extend far enough.
- Compatibility: Ensure that any new outdoor automation areas will be able to integrate with existing systems in your home – if you’ve already worked with us for indoor smart home installations in the past, this will be no problem at all if you choose our team again.
Our next several sections will dig into numerous options available for outdoor automation.
As we mentioned above, one of the top options here for many homeowners is the placement of speakers in the back yard or patio area. Our outdoor speakers are available in a huge range of sizes, shapes and setups, perfect for any situation you’re interested in – they can be hidden or blended with the surroundings easily if you desire, or can be a visible part of the aesthetic.
These speakers, in addition, can be integrated with your entire home’s smart system. If you’re hosting a party where people are both inside and outside, they’ll hear the same music when walking from one area to another, with no interruption or changes.
We also mentioned WiFi earlier, and this is a major area to consider when it comes to outdoor comfort. Modern internet connections allow for WiFi to easily extend to outside the home as long as you have the proper equipment on-hand, and we’ll be happy to assist you in this area. Not only will proper connections allow you to enjoy your smartphone and similar devices, they’ll allow for things like streaming on outdoor TVs.
For more on the various outdoor smart home elements available to you today, or to learn about any of our home automation solutions, speak to the staff at AVI Systems today.