Simple · Smart · Integrated Systems

With today’s homes becoming more electronic and high-tech, running each “Sub-System" becomes more difficult and complex. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of these systems could come to together into one easy-to-use interface that operated with the same menu structure across all the systems? This would eliminate the need to learn a new menu for each device and reduce the clutter on the wall. A Home Automation system from Reed’s Built-Ins using structured wiring makes this dream a reality.

How it Works

Our first step is to determine which systems need to be controlled. Some examples of what can be controlled can include, but are not limited to: Heating/Cooling, Lighting Control, Pool/Spa, Irrigation, Whole House Music/Video, Gate/Access Control, and Security. Once you have selected what you want to control, we connect all of these systems to a central control processor. This acts as the brain of the system. From there, we design the system around the Graphical User Interface, or GUI, which is the most important component. This is the interface that you, the homeowner, will interact with on a regular basis. This can include in-wall touch panels, handheld remotes, laptops, computers, or even mobile devices such iPhones that allow you to check on things while you’re away. No matter what combination of hardware devices you use, they all share the same intuitive GUI to make it easy to navigate and control.

The Difference Is In the Programming

Many electronics installations firms can enable communication between components within a system. However, the best systems incorporate an intuitive, easy-to-use control interface that anyone can operate. One of our principle philosophies of design is that “If it’s not easy, it won’t get used.” By finding out from the customer what we can do to make life easier, we can add simple things to make daily activities a breeze. For example, a “Goodnight” button that, with a single press, gives you plenty of lighting control and turns off all the lights in the house, turns on the hall light at 30% for a nightlight, makes sure the home theater was turned off, powers off all the music in the house, sets the heating back a degree or two for the night, and arms the security system. While it sounds complicated, to you it’s still just one press of a button.