Home Automation in Ottawa
Fahey Electric is proud to be the leading installer of home automation systems in the Ottawa area. Home automation makes your home smarter, and allows you greater control over your world. The smart home industry is expanding every year to incorporate new technology and devices that are suited to make our homes work better for us. Around the world each day, cities like Ottawa see more people upgrading their households by adding automation systems. As forerunners in the industry, with years of experience and knowledge in home automation systems, we promise nothing but the best results for our customers.
The Power to Control
Home automation systems offer homeowners more control over their day to day lives. If you are considering upgrading your Ottawa residence by purchasing a smart home system you may want to consider the various options for control that are available to you. The following are only a few possibilities of what home automation systems give you control over, all from a touch of your smartphone.
- Indoor and outdoor lighting
- Irrigation systems
- Door locks and garages
- Home theatre systems
- Home security (cameras, alarms, and sensors)
- Water heater shut-offs
- Pools, spas, and hot tubs
- Systems for individuals with disabilities
- Smart plugs
How Does Home Automation Work?
While at first this technology may appear overwhelming, it is not as complicated as one may think. Once a professional installation team, such as ourselves, has hooked up the system the rest is fairly straightforward. Essentially, every home automation system is controlled by an easily programmable ‘coordinator device’, which is basically the system’s brain. The coordinator device is controlled by a smartphone or computer which the homeowner communicates their commands through. The coordinator device then receives these commands from the smartphone or computer and transmits the message to, for example, the indoor lighting system, which turns the lights on. Homeowners can program their devices to operate on established schedules and timers, or can control their system manually from their smartphone or computer.
Home Automation Saves Energy and Money
If you are looking to save on energy costs for your Ottawa area home, then perhaps a smart home system may be the right option for you. Home automation systems allow homeowners to easily control their daily energy usage, so that when a resource is not needed it can simply be turned off. Energy and water management systems can save homeowners on annual energy costs, which is not only good for consumers but is also beneficial to the environment. Smart thermostats, sprinkler systems, and water heaters can all be used to cut energy costs in the home.
Home Security Systems
One of the most popular features of home automation systems are the various home security features. There are many different kinds of alarms, sensors, and cameras that are available to homeowners. All of our experts at Fahey Electric will be able to advise you on the best home security system, to fit your specific needs. We will discuss with you what it is exactly that you want out of a smart home security system. These are examples of some of the options available to Ottawa area homeowners:
- Indoor/outdoor security cameras (with monitors)
- Motion sensors
- Garage door control and smart locking system
- Water and moisture sensor
- Carbon monoxide and smoke detector
- Electronic deadbolts
- Keypad locking systems