Home automation, also called domotics, can transform your residence into a state-of-the-art smart home – and also help keep your family safe. John Whitford Communications provides home automation system design and installation to residents throughout the Atascadero, CA area, providing our clients with innovative ways to save time and money, simplify their lives, and protect their home and loved ones.
Whether your home is large or small, having a professionally installed home automation system provides numerous benefits, including:
Home automation systems from John Whitford Communications incorporate features that are most important to your everyday lifestyle, with a focus on simplicity and convenience:
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John Whitford Communications offers innovative home automation technology that can benefit Atascadero, CA homeowners in many ways. Integrating home automation into your heating and cooling system can keep you and your family more comfortable, and help to significantly reduce your monthly energy costs. Adding home automation to your security system can help keep your family safe. And having home automation in place enables you to control your home’s systems from anywhere – even if you’re halfway around the world.
Our trained experts can explain all of your home automation options, and help you choose the ones that make sense for your family and your lifestyle.
Estimates from the US Energy Information Administration’s latest Residential Energy Consumption Survey show that 48% of energy consumption in United States homes is dedicated to heating and cooling – and energy consumption by appliances and electronics continues to rise. Non-weather-related energy use for appliances, electronics, water heating, and lighting now accounts for 52% of total consumption. This figure is up nearly 10% since 1993.
It’s difficult for homeowners to monitor home energy usage on a monthly basis. Energy costs can add up quickly as the month progresses, often due to unsuspected sources. Something as minor as accidentally leaving the air conditioning on a lower setting, or leaving devices charging when you’re gone for the day can add up significantly. Fortunately, home automation technology can help reduce the likelihood of such occurrences.
Being able to control your home’s power usage – even when you’re not there – is the key to achieving significant cost savings. Home automation technology puts this control in your hands, enabling you to adjust your home’s systems, from any connected device, from anywhere you are.
At John Whitford Communications, we pride ourselves on delivering convenience to our customers. Our home automation services enable you to control compatible home devices such as thermostats, sound systems, doors, lighting, and more – all at the touch of the button. With our mobile app, you’ll be able to access, monitor, and control all connected home devices, from anywhere you have internet access. Our expert team excels at providing all-in-one control of your home devices, and can provide the ultimate in convenience and ease of use for you and your family.
We often hear from homeowners in the Atascadero, CA area that they are concerned about the cost of a home automation system. At John Whitford Communications, we believe that you shouldn’t have to break the bank to keep your family safe and add convenience to your life. That’s one of the primary reasons why our home automation security and surveillance systems are so popular. We offer reliable home automation and video security for your home, at an affordable price point. Our complete, turn-key home automation security systems can be as large or as small as your home or lifestyle requires.
Unlike many security companies that offer standard, one-size-fits-all packages, we provide customized solutions tailored to your specific needs. Our trained technicians will work with you to design a home automation and security package that meets your requirements – and your budget. Additionally, our team will incorporate scalable design that will allow you to expand your system should you need to do so in the future. The secure home automation solutions that we offer are practical, expandable, and affordable.
Home automation allows you to stay comfortable while saving money, by actively managing your home’s energy consumption. With home automation technology, you can control schedules and settings of your home’s lighting, heating, and cooling systems. You can also manage aspects of your home’s water usage and more, based on your schedule and activities or a change in seasons or weather conditions.
An example of how home automation can save you money is if you were to accidentally leave the lights on at home. You can log into a mobile app to see which lights are on, and can turn the lights off remotely from your laptop or mobile device. Instead of the lights remaining on all day, wasting energy, creating excess heat and costing you money, you can resolve the problem with just a few clicks.
Another area where you can achieve significant cost savings is your home’s heating and cooling system. Let’s say that you prefer your home to be a chilly 65 degrees. Maintaining this temperature throughout the day, especially in the heat of summer, can be very expensive. But there’s no need for your home to be this cool when you are not home. With home automation, you can set your HVAC unit to run on a particular schedule. If you leave for work at 9:00am, you can instruct your cooling system to move to a higher setting at that time. If you typically return at 6:00pm, your HVAC unit can revert back to the lower setting in time to bring your home’s temperature down to 65 degrees ahead of your arrival. When you walk in the door, your home will be at your desired temperature, without the unnecessary expense, and wear and tear on your HVAC system, were it to have run for nine hours continuously.
Your home likely represents your most expensive investment and asset. In addition to adding convenience and savings on your utility bill, installing a home automation system allows you to protect your home and prevent costly losses due to damage or theft. A professionally installed home automation and security system provides immediate alerts for connected devices, and informs you in real time via a mobile app whenever an event occurs. Whether it’s something as minor as leaving a light on, to something as significant as a water leak or attempted break-in, real-time alerts can save you time and money. When a crisis occurs, every minute is precious. The sooner you are able to respond to an event, the more likely you will be able to secure your valuable assets.
John Whitford Communications works with homeowners throughout the Atascadero, CA area to provide affordable, reliable home automation options to connect, monitor, and adjust their home’s smart devices. Homeowners can manage these devices remotely via a laptop, tablet or smart phone – whether they are at home, at work, or halfway around the world on vacation.
John Whitford Communications offers a convenient mobile interface with our home automation systems that allows you to access your connected devices remotely, from anywhere you have internet access. The mobile app also enables you to set preferences for various types of alerts. For example, while on vacation, you may want to receive only critical alerts, such as if a motion sensor inside your home goes off. You may not be as concerned about minor notifications, such as those concerning the lights in your house. You can also set notifications to correspond with your schedule. You can instruct the system to send alerts to your phone when you are at work and away from your home, but to silence these alerts during the hours when you are at home. Whatever your preferences, our easy-to-use mobile interface will keep you in the loop 24/7 about what’s going on in your home.
John Whitford Communications provides dedicated customer support to help save you valuable time and money, to make your home more comfortable, and ultimately to make your life easier. We value the relationships we’ve built with our customers throughout the Atascadero, CA community. One of the things our customers most appreciate about us is that we are upfront, honest, and available. This personal touch is what separates us from other security companies.