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  • What is a Smart Home / Home Automation System?
    A smart home is a system of devices interconnected via wired or wireless connection to a central hub that can be controlled locally or remotely by the homeowner. Smart home automation solutions make the electronic components and systems you already use on a daily basis work together, seamlessly. By integrating everything from lighting, music, video, climate control, and security. Whether you are home, at work, on vacation, you have full control over your entire home. Some devices that are connected to the system are audio visual, video, lighting, custom home theatres, security, climate control, sprinkler systems, or shades/blinds. Home automation has come a long way in recent years and is now within reach of general consumers, not just commercial businesses. The cost for these systems has dropped drastically, and now almost anyone can attain a smart home while increasing the value of their home.
  • Is Home Automation affordable?
    Home automation has been known to be quite expensive. However, today's technological advancements in smart home technology has allowed it to become more affordable. Systems can be easily affordable for anyone who wishes to have a better, more intelligent and more functional home. With smart homes you have the option to set your budget. As long as you have the central hub, you can build your smart home devices over time. Working with your budget, PSI can design a home automation system that fits your needs.
  • What devices can be controlled with Home Automation?
    Audio, Video, Lighting, Shades, Blinds, Fire Alarm Systems, Climate Control (thermostat), Door Locks, Motion Sensors, Leak Detectors, Sprinklers, Bluetooth Speakers, Amplifiers, Apple TV, Wifi, Access Points, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer and more. When it comes to home automation or smart homes, the possibilities are endless, and with more and more devices equiped with smart technology each year, a wealth of options are open to you and your home or business.
  • Are your systems easily installed in existing structures?
    Each installation is different and depending on the scope of the work, the installation may require some civil work i.e. cutting of interior/exterior walls. Many systems have wireless components which may be more suitable for smaller installations. Ideally we prefer to be introduced to projects at the earlier stage so that we can advise you on the conduits required to achieve the goals for your system.
  • Is my information safe with Home Automation?
    This is an area of concern for most people considering a smart home or home automation system. However, with technology increasing so fast it has brought on a massive surge in the production of security technology. These upgrades have made automation systems more secure than ever. Even letting the user decide how protected they would like to be.
  • Do I have to add smart devices to my entire home?
    Not at all. You may have as many or as little devices connected as you would like. Your home automation system is customized based on your needs, wants, and budget. Keep in mind that you can build your system over time. You can start off by doing a home theater or mart lighting in the kitchen. It's all up to you.
  • Is it possible to upgrade an existing or older home or structure with a Smart Automation System?
    Yes, upgrades to any home automation system are always possible. One of the essential things in a home automation system is the wiring. As long as the wiring is there, you can always upgrade. This is not to say that new wires can’t be run, but in a pre-existing house or structure, this may require some civil work (ie. cutting of interior/exterior walls). Ideally we prefer to be introduced to projects at the earlier stage so that we can advise you on the conduits required to achieve the goals for your system.
  • How many rooms can I add to my Smart Home?
    You can add as many rooms as you want to your system. This is dependent on which system you choose and the capabilities of that system. Most reliable professional automation systems will allow you to add as many rooms as required.
  • Is a Smart Home easy to use even if I'm not tech savvy?
    Yes! Our home automation systems are designed to be user-friendly. The interfaces are straightforward and easy to use. PSI ensures that the setup and programming of your system promotes ease of use. After we set up a system, we will provide you with a walkthrough on how to use your system, and we'll be happy to help if you need further guidance.
  • What is an audio zone?
    An audio zone is an area (room) where you want to be able to play and control music. These zones are outfitted with speakers, touchpanels and/or keypads to give you access to single location audio sources through your whole home audio. These sources can include: FM AM XM satellite Sirius satellite CDs IPOD Media Managers Separate source, volume and channel controls are located in each audio zone. This enables the listener to choose music and control volume independently of other rooms. Both wall mounted and ceiling recessed speakers can be used for audio zones, which are not limited to indoor applications. Outdoor patios in your Bermuda home can also be transformed into audio zones which are great for entertaining or relaxing in.
  • What is a video zone?
    A video zone is an area (room) where you want to be able to access video zones can be outfitted with video displays or projectors. Through your home audio video system, these zones can have access to: Cable box* Satellite DVD library Media Managers Different sources can be accessed in different video zones all at the same time, or shared between zones. Media Managers can control, and store, your DVD collection and allow for DVDs to be viewed throughout your Bermuda home. *A cable box is needed for each video in order to view different channels in different video zones. Video Zone Application Notes: Home theatre systems reach their full potential by being both an audio and video zone. Video zones do not have to have sound. Product and company advertising loop videos or menu boards can be displayed on televisions and projector screens through your commercial audio/video. By doing this, it is easy to make updates and changes without having to create costly new signs each time.
  • What is a voice/data/video point?
    A voice/data/video point allows for connections to data/internet, phone service, cable/satellite boxes and also wireless networks. All of this comes out of one discreetly placed wall plate, making multiple sockets and meters of cables tacked to walls a thing of the past.
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