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From Sunrise to Sunset: A Day in the Life with a Smart Home


Imagine a world where you can control everything in your house with the command of your voice, a tablet, or a smartphone. That means answering the door without leaving the comfort of your couch, monitoring your entire house even when you’re at work, and locking up all entrances with just one tap before you hit the sack.

Now, what if we told you that such a world exists right now?

Welcome to the world of smart homes.

What Is a Smart Home

Smart home technology connects your appliances, thermostat, locks, and more, to one main centralized system. This system can be controlled with a device such as your mobile phone and allows you to manage your house--even when you’re far from the hustle and bustle of Dallas.

To paint you a better picture, here’s what it’s like to live in a smart home.

Rise and Shine

Your alarm clock just went off, signaling that it’s another day. Before you can even open your eyes, your Lutron shades rise to let the Texas sun gently kiss your skin good morning. Then, it adjusts your room lights gradually to keep you from squinting.

The thermostat greets you, too, with a comfortably warm embrace. And all of this is happening while your favorite classical music starts to fill the room through your sleek Sonos wireless sound system.

Waking up is more fun when your smart home wakes up with you. All you have to do is configure your wake-up time the night before with Control4, and your house will set the alarm to make sure you’re up at your chosen schedule.

Oh, and if you’re wondering, Control4 is your smart home operating system. It allows you to control all your devices anytime and anywhere. It’s the one responsible for your alarm clock, thermostat, and what’s about to happen next.

Getting Ready for the Day

You’re now fully awake, and trudging towards the bathroom to prepare for work. Your mirror greets you at the slightest touch and gives you a preview of today’s weather--among other things. That’s because your mirror is a Séura SMART mirror, which functions exactly like your tablet.

As you go through your morning routine, you check your email, scroll through your Facebook newsfeed, watch Youtube videos, and more. Getting your hands wet isn’t even an issue, because it’s also voice-to-text controlled. Even better, it’s fully customizable.

You’re finally ready for breakfast now, and so is your kitchen.

As you walk towards your kitchen, you are greeted with the perfect combination of natural and artificial lighting. It’s an inviting setup, again, thanks to your shading and lighting solutions that is Lutron.

The shades control the amount of sunlight that streams in, while the lights are human-centric, which gives them the ability to mimic the sun’s lighting in your entire house.

So, what will it be: coffee or tea?

Leaving for Work

It’s time to get to work. You grab your phone and turn off all electrical devices with just one tap. Once you step out of your house, it will lock all doors as well.

And if someone rings your doorbell while you’re at work, you rest easy knowing that you will receive a text notification. Simply use your smartphone to speak with your guest through the intercom.

Coming Home

You’re now on your way home from work, and it’s been a tiring day. As you get closer to home, you command the Control4 system to prepare for your arrival.

And so it does.

Lights turn on, your SI ambient light rejecting TV turns on, and the thermostat begins to cool down your entire house. You must admit--unwinding has never been this convenient.

Hitting the Sack

You are finally ready to call it a day. You get in bed and reach for your phone sitting near your bedside table. You just need to check your messages one last time.

A half-hour passes, and your eyes are starting to feel heavy. But before you doze off, you hit the “good night” setting on your phone. The lights start to dim, your shades begin to close, and the thermostat adjusts--all for a good night’s sleep.

In the background, your Control4 system is also locking all doors to arm your house. And it’s putting all electronics to rest mode.

You are now ready to sleep, and so is your smart home.

When something sounds too good to be true, many people believe that it probably is. However, anything is now possible with today’s technology--even a house you can control with just a touch of a button.

So, if you’re looking for a great home investment or a holiday gift for your loved one, then smart home technology is the way to go. Not only does it make living more efficient, but it also keeps your house more secure.

Contact us today to see more options for holiday gifts at (972) 200-7087 or on our website at



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