When the late Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad in 2010, it was the ultimate solution to taking the Internet on location. The new touch screen was user friendly and the new “apps” as they were called were inexpensive, useful and fun. No need to stay at home or work with a desk top computer. Finally we had Internet on-the-go and a screen that required only a swipe of our finger.
However, that iPad can now help you to control your home when you are away. Whether you are at work or at play, lounging in your home or at an exotic locale you can now take control of your living environment. You can control and manage you temperature, appliances, lights and music from any location. All you will need is your iPad, the right downloaded apps and installation of a complimentary digital system within your home. This new ease and comfort is called “home automation” and includes the growing number of digital technologies that can assist to interact with your home from away.
Home technology companies such as Powerhouse Dynamics, Eragy, Lutron Home Control, Sonos and Control4 have developed programs to achieve these goals. All of their systems are based in your home but can be controlled by you with your basic iPad. How and why should you control your home environment from you iPad?
Security is of utmost concern to any homeowner or renter alike. It is also something that should be important to anyone who values their home, possessions, pets and family. You can download a program that can keep you abreast of the door, window and garage locks. It can alert you wherever you are as to whether one of them has been left unlocked. No worrying or leaving work to run home, you can use your iPad to correct a door left unlocked from wherever you are.
Lighting of your home is also something that can be controlled from a remote location from your iPad. Both outdoor and indoor lighting can make the difference in the security of your home. Indoor thermostat temperature controls can be controlled by you on your iPad from afar. Check and maintain that thermostat during the day to see that energy is not being wasted and your energy bills will stay in check.
Music can played from individual speakers in various rooms. Video monitors can be installed and then monitored on you iPad during the day or night. Have comfort and peace of mind about who is in your home.
TekMax is the company in the Dallas area for the installation of Digital technology equipment for home or office. The experts at TekMax will work with you to develop the best program and equipment to give your location the digital makeover it needs. You will marvel at the new ease of living and your home. With the new iPad 3 announce just around the corner, the time is now and the future is here. Call or contact TekMax and let us show you how control, security and enjoyment of your home can be accomplished in the palm of your hand with the touch of a screen.
TekMaxTechnologiesis a Dallas/Ft. Worth based home theater and media room company. We are an Authorized Control4 Home Automation Gold Dealer andoffer complete solutions that include home theaters, whole house audio/video, surveillance, lighting,automation, digital living, remodels androom conversions.
Find out more at TekMaxTechnologies.com and“Like Us” on Facebook and follow on Twitter.