Technology is ever changing, and one of the biggest influxes of new technology today comes in the form of smart home devices and “the internet of things”, otherwise known as IoT.
The premise behind IoT is that everything we interact with on a daily basis can, or will be, connected to the Internet at some point in time. Everything from lights to thermostats, washers/dryers to garage door openers, if you want it connected to the Internet, chances are there’s a way to do it.
At InTown Electric we pride ourselves on staying up to date on all the latest smart home technologies. Smart Home technology changes, and advances, on a regular basis so it’s hard to keep up, but that’s what we’re here for. We’re here to answer any questions you may have regarding IoT or turning your home into a smart home. We’re also here to give you advice on upcoming projects or existing systems you would like to upgrade, and make smarter.
Smart Home Devices
When it comes to smart home devices, the most popular way to get in on the action is to upgrade your thermostat to a smart thermostat. No more having to worry about whether or not your cooling off a house with nobody in it, or what the temperature will be in your house when you get home. Thermostats like the Ecobee and Nest can take all of the guesswork out of controlling the temperature in your home. And, they can even save you money on your energy bills.
InTown Electric offers installation services for a variety of smart home thermostats including, but not limited to Ecobee and Nest. Contact us today for more information.
The worst feeling in the world is crawling into bed for the night only to realize that you forgot to turn off the lights in the other room. Wouldn’t it be incredible if you could just grab your phone and turn off the lights in the house? With smart dimmers and light switches you could have this luxury. We can install smart light switches throughout your house that you can program to turn on at certain times, turn on when you approach your home, or, as we mentioned previously, control them all from your smart phone.
Looking for a little extra security for your home when you’re away? Doorbell cameras are a great way to be able to tell who’s at your front door when you’re not around. At InTown we can install video doorbells like the Ring, which will allow you to see and speak to whomever approaches your door. This is also a great way to keep an eye on any packages you may have delivered as well being a general deterrent to thieves.
Sonos Home Audio
While not as smart as some of the devices we install, we do offer full home audio solutions from Sonos. Sonos is like the Apple of home audio; incredible products with quality and design taken in to account. We personally use Sonos speakers in our own homes and highly recommend taking them into consideration when looking to upgrade your home audio setup. Whether you’re looking for a new soundbar for your family room TV, a small speaker or two for your bedrooms, or you just want to upgrade your current system to allow for control via your smart phone, Sonos may have a solution for you.
At the root of any smart home system is your Wi-Fi network. At InTown Electric we are skilled at beefing up any home Wi-Fi network to ensure that every room in your home receives an excellent wireless signal. We know how frustrating it can be when your devices can’t connect to the Internet because of a spotty signal, so let us help ensure that doesn’t happen.
If you intend on setting up any smart home devices, it is imperative that your Wi-Fi signal reach all corners of your home. So let us come by and boost your network today!
Contact Us Today
If you have any questions or need more information regarding the Smart Home/IoT services that we offer here at InTown Electric, please feel free to contact us or call us at (847) 305-4816. We would be happy to help you plan out and execute a smart home solution for your residence today!
Proudly Serving the Chicagoland Area
Our service area includes, but is not limited to the following cities: Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Glenview, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Northfield, Glencoe, Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Evanston, Deerfield, and Highland Park.
We really do enjoy all things related to smart home technology and the internet of things, so please do not hesitate to contact us about your needs today!
We also offer other, non-smart, upgrades and services. See our residential electric page for more information.