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Home Automation and Designing a Smart Home

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Hunter Douglas Duette® Cellular Shades with PowerView® Automation

Chicago is no stranger to advanced technology. Our bustling city is quick to embrace the latest devices and automation. If you’re new to smart home technology and automation or need tips on designing a smart home, the experts at JC Licht can make it happen! 

Smart Homes are Eco-Friendly

Smart home systems are not only straightforward to use but also great for the environment.Smart thermostats allow you to save energy by automatically adjusting your home's temperature to account for times you're not home, or adapting to temperatures outside your home. Come home to toasty temperatures in the winter and cool relief from the summer heat. 

Do you forget to turn the lights off when you leave the room?Smart lights will turn off automatically with a motion sensor. Smart lights also give you the power to set timers for your home's lights and even operate them with an app or your voice. Enjoy telling your light to turn off without having to get out of bed and flip a switch. 

Most smart devices will pair with Home Automation assistants so you can control all automations from one device.

Smart Homes are Convenient

There's nothing like waking to the rising sun, especially if the alternative is a loud, obnoxious alarm. Set schedules for yoursmart shades to close at dusk and open at sunrise, and never again worry about nighttime privacy or setting the alarm. If you're more of a night owl than an early bird, motorized curtains in room-darkening fabrics will ensure you get all the rest you need by not opening until you're good and ready. Don’t feel like getting out of bed to open or close your draperies? Conveniently use Siri and other voice activated home assistants from the comfort of your bed or comfy sofa to open and close your draperies as needed! 

Home automation helps to maintain your privacy at all hours of the day. Have you ever been in the shower and realized you forgot to close your bedroom curtains? We all have. Using your smart home assistant, the simple command to "close the bedroom curtains" is all it takes to keep you from making the toweled mad dash before any neighbors get a glimpse. 

Hunter Douglas Duette® Cellular Shades with PowerView® Automation

Smart Homes are Secure

Security is a big priority for any home, but more so when you live in a busy city. You don't want to broadcast to the world when you're away from home, and home automation makes that a simple task. Invest in asmart doorbell system, and simply answer the door from your phone when someone comes knocking. Your doorbell system can also record the front porch or walkways outside your door, so you always know who visits your house when you’re away.

Install smart lights with dimmers to keep your lights off during the day and on in certain rooms at night, giving the illusion someone is home. Smart shades, also known as motorized shades, are another must-have for home security. The capability to open and close on a set timer is nothing new but being able to operate your shades from anywhere with an app certainly is. Similar to smart lights, you can easily keep your shades open during the day and closed at night.

Smart homes and automation are the future. It’s about making your life easier so you can focus on what’s important. Consult your local home automation experts to find the right solutions for your Chicago home. 

Designing a Smart Home in Chicago

The designers at JC Licht make designing a smart home as easy as it is to use one. When upgrading with Home Automation, take the opportunity to spruce up your home interior with Benjamin Moore paint and high-end wallpaper brands. With multiple locations across Chicago and the Midwest, you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today to schedule your in-home consultation.


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