|Total Home Solutions, LLP
Smart Home Technology & Home Automation
for Today's Homes
Total Home Solutions, a custom systems integration
company in Great Falls, MT, provides smart home
technology and home automation to customers in
Great Falls Montana and surrounding areas.
Smart Home Technology As a Definition:
For some home automation may only be something
as simple as remote or automatic control of a few
lights. Others may interpret "smart home
technology" as the addition of distributed audio and
video. Still others may define it as "structured
wiring", ie. distributed audio, video, voice, and data.
Technically, a "smart home" is:
A dwelling incorporating a communications network
that connects the key electrical appliances and
services, and allows them to be remotely controlled,
monitored or accessed.
Smart home technology can control and integrate
most any electronic system in your house including
Probably the most popular control category is lighting. Dim light
fixtures you could never dim before, control them from anywhere in
the house (or world via the Internet), add timers and scenes to allow
your lights to set moods and settings. There is a world of possibility.
Home Theater & Entertainment:
Just imagine replacing that pile of remotes with just one controller.
Now, imagine not having to know all 10 steps to starting up your
home theater - just press the HBO icon and your home automation
products/system will do the rest.
Security Systems & Access Control:
Have your home call you and/or loved ones if there is an alert status.
Integrate the system into the same control you use in the rest of the
house, and even monitor your house from across the country.
Phone systems which are usually used for small business applications
are surprisingly convenient in the home. With caller ID and a home
automation controller you can even screen your calls for only those
you wish to cause your phone to ring.
Remote control thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature from
bed at night or even from a cell phone while on your way home (or to
your 2nd home!). With motorized dampeners, each room can be
Have your sprinklers turn on only when it's dry. Even integrate your
sprinklers into your security system.
Benefits of Home Automation and Smart Home
In modern times, we have all gotten used to controlling our TV from
the sofa, just wait until you are able to dim the lights as well. Imagine
adjusting the temperature from your bed or controlling the volume of
your whole house audio system from any room. Many smart home
products also save energy and money-- we'll all agree that's a nice
We're all used to opening the garage door from the car, but you'll be
surprised how much safer you'll feel coming home to a lit home.
When you go out of town or take a vacation, you can have your
lights repeat the last weeks on/off pattern to give the appearance that
everything is normal. With a couple of basic products you can have
your whole house light up like Fort Knox when there is motion
detected at any corner of your house. Imagine your house sending
you an email if there is motion where there shouldn't be any motion.