January 7, 2024

Smart Living: How PSE Can Convert Any House Into a Smart Home Haven

From the design stage to the installation, integration, and implementation process – PSE is here to satisfy all your smart home automation needs.

It’s an exciting time to be a homeowner in NYC. Just look at all the technology we have at our disposal – appliances for virtually every want and need, entertainment options for the entire family, and custom living solutions to make anyone feel sheltered and secure in the comfort of their own home. The future is here!

Your home already gives you everything you could possibly ask for, but what if it could do more? What if all those appliances, entertainment options, and custom living solutions could work together – as if they were connected to one another? Well, that’s the idea behind a smart home. Teamwork is the best work! 

So, why make the transition to a smart home? 

Smart home technology is revolutionizing the way we live, and it’s doing so in virtually every way possible. What used to be something only rich people and tech lovers could utilize is now more accessible than ever – not just more accessible, but also easier to use and more robust. It’s a no-brainer for everyone!

Here are some of the most prominent benefits of smart home automation: 

  • More energy-saving opportunities – which saves you money and helps the environment!
  • A more convenient and comfortable lifestyle – your appliances work with you, not against you!
  • A safer, more secure home for you and your family – not just from intruders, but fires and floods!
  • You can manage your home from anywhere – even when on vacation halfway around the world!
  • A home that’s customized to your wants, needs, routine, and lifestyle – life just got way easier!
  • A more suitable and inclusive environment for the elderly and/or disabled – everyone benefits!

Of course, one of the biggest reasons to make the transition to a smart home is because it’s slowly becoming the new norm in our society. New smart home devices and technologies are being introduced every single year – every month, to be honest – and it’s only getting better from here on out – trust us!

Let’s take a look at some of the incredible ways PSE can turn your New York City home or apartment into a smart home haven – from temperature control to lights, shades, security systems, and so much more!

Smart Thermostats: Master Your Home Climate With PSE

Being able to control the temperature inside your home is crucial to maintaining a comfortable and cozy environment. Usually, that means walking over to your thermostat to either turn the air conditioning or heater on or off. Unfortunately, that only works if you’re home and/or able to move freely inside the home.

With smart home automation, you can control your entire HVAC system from anywhere in the house. No more walking to the other side of the house to turn your heater or AC on – just take out your phone, grab your control panel display, or simply say, “Alexa, can you turn on my air conditioning?” – that’s all it takes!

Smart Lighting: Brighten Your Home, Brighten Your Life

Imagine a world where your lights automatically turn on and off to better match your daily routine. Your bedroom and kitchen lights automatically turn on at 6 a.m. – right as you’re waking up – and automatically turn off at 8 a.m. – just as you’re walking out the door. Even if you forget, your lights are taken care of. 

That’s the power behind a smart lighting system. Not only do you get to choose a schedule that works for you, but you can also control your lighting from your phone, touchscreen display, or with your voice. It doesn’t matter what room you’re in (if at all), you have full control of how bright (or dark) your house is. 

Motorized Shades: Elevate Your Home's Style and Comfort

I don’t know about you, but I have 10 windows that run from one side of my house to the next. While I love natural light, I’m not a big fan of having to manually open the blinds to each window every morning – just to repeat the process at night when it’s time to close them. It only takes two minutes, but it’s tedious.

That’s not an issue with motorized shades. With the touch of a button, I can open or close all the shades in my house. Not only that, but I can select a presetting that only opens or closes certain blinds – allowing even greater customization and personalization. Just think about all the time and energy you’ll save!

Smart Home Security: Turn Your Home Into a Safe Haven

One of the greatest benefits of smart home automation is how safe and secure it can make your home. The opportunities are endless with the introduction of smart door locks, video doorbells, security cameras, and burglary alarms. All these things are essential to keeping intruders out and your family members safe.

In addition to that, you can set up sensors throughout your home to detect potential fires, floods, carbon monoxide, and even broken windows. If anything seems off about your living environment, your smart home device will let you know – it’ll even send a notification to your phone, that way, you don’t miss it!

Smart Plugs: Wave Goodbye to Ordinary Wall Sockets

One of the newer additions to the smart home family, smart plugs and smart sockets are revolutionizing the way we use electricity. Just think of all the things that are plugged into your wall right now – cell phone chargers, coffee machines, TVs, lamps, laptops, etc. Most of us never even think to unplug these things. 

But did you know that these things are using power and electricity, even when not in use? That’s where smart plugs and sockets can help you save a lot of money on utility bills. If you have something plugged into the wall that’s not being used, you can essentially turn that plug off – that way, it doesn’t use power!

PSE Audio Visual: More Than Just an AV Specialist

Smart home automation is all the rage today, but it wasn’t always that way. Just take us for example. When we started PSE, we were exclusively an AV company that only focused on meeting our client’s audio-visual needs. Today, we understand our clients need more – so we decided to shift our approach. 

From the design stage to the installation, integration, and implementation process – PSE is here to satisfy all your smart home automation needs. Every home is different, and every homeowner wants different things. At PSE, we believe in customizing and personalizing each client’s home to fit their specific desires.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can improve the comfort, convenience, and security of your New York City home or apartment!

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