Calm the Chaos of Back-to-School with These Smart Home Routines
Control4 Security Solutions Help You Better Prepare for the Upcoming School Year
We all know how stressful the typical weekday can be, but back-to-school season is the pinnacle of chaos. Getting your kids ready and out the door, locking up the home, and making it to work on time certainly has its challenges during this time of year. So, how can smart home technology make it easier?
With the right security solutions in place, you can significantly alleviate the small stresses of your everyday routine—especially as you transition to the back-to-school season in Scottsdale, AZ. Read below to learn how Control4 smart home security can help you create a smoother, calmer, and happier day for your family.
Get Up and Moving with Scheduled Lights and Shades
Getting everyone awake and out of bed is half the battle on weekday mornings. This school year, make the process easier with the help of integrated lighting and shading scenes. Using your Control4 smart home system, schedule your kids’ bedroom lights to brighten and their window shades to rise every weekday morning at the time that best suits their routine. Program the lights and shades in your living spaces to activate at sunrise as well so your entire home is bright and ready to greet you as you and your family walk downstairs.
For more hands-on control of your home’s lighting and shading, create one-tap scenes like “Good Morning” that adjust your lights and window treatments in any room throughout the entire house once you give the command. Simply tap the scene on your smart device of choice or activate it with the sound of your voice once it’s time to wake up the kids.
Secure the Entire Home in Just a Tap
When everyone is ready to go, head out the door with no worries of leaving your doors unlocked, the lights on, or the thermostat too high. A Control4 system at your Scottsdale home gives you the power to command all your smart home devices from the convenience of your smartphone so you can leave for work with confidence that your home is safe.
Create an “Away” scene that sets your thermostat to eco-mode, ensures your entryways are locked, arms your alarm system, and turns off any lights that were left on. You can even set up a “mockupancy” scene that activates your interior lights at different intervals to trick potential intruders into thinking someone is home.
Control4 smart home security puts peace of mind at your fingertips even after you’ve tapped your “Away” scene. Receive real-time mobile alerts of unauthorized access, furnace failure, water leak, and more while you’re away from home so you can take appropriate action on the spot. Your “Away” scene can also set your outdoor lights to flash when your alarm triggers to scare off intruders and help local authorities find your house.
Keep an Eye on Your Kids While You’re Away
If your kids beat you home during the week, know when they arrive with real-time mobile alerts that notify you when someone has properly unlocked and entered the house. From the convenience of your smartphone, view your interior surveillance cameras to ensure your kids are safe, doing their homework, and not getting into trouble while they wait for you to arrive.
What’s more, you can activate your home lighting and climate scenes while you’re still at the office to keep your living spaces comfortable for your family while you’re away. With Control4 in the palm of your hands, you’ll always know your loved ones are safe and secure no matter where you are.
Say goodbye to the stressful routines of back-to-school season and enjoy a smoother transition this fall with Control4 smart home security. You’ll wonder how you ever got through your days without it!
To learn more about Control4 smart home security, scheduling smart home scenes, and more, connect with our Wipliance team today by filling out our online contact form or sending us a live chat below. We look forward to assisting you!