Home automation systems may sound like a futuristic idea, like something from The Jetsons, but it is, in fact, a real – and affordable – option for homeowners right now.

HTS offers comprehensive home automation and control options, including:

  • Whole house audio
  • Video
  • HVAC systems
  • Lighting
  • Security systems
  • Shades
  • Software

Using products from Crestron, we can help you control all of these home systems from your smart phone, tablet, computer, or from touch panels installed in your house. The ease of control means you have more time to focus on family and work, all while enjoying a comfortable home.

According to Crestron, their products allow you to…

“…indulge in luxury with a single touch of a button. Imagine with just a single touch the lights dim, the shades close, the plasma TV turns on and your favorite movie begins. All you need is the popcorn and soda. Imagine your window treatments are programmed to adjust at pre-set times to reduce glare and protect delicate fabrics and fine art from harmful direct sunlight. Imagine at night the hallway lights automatically illuminate as you walk by.

A home automation system can do much more than help you set the ambiance while at home. By using the remote access options, you’ll virtually eliminate the need for a house sitter. No matter where you are, home automation systems can create the illusion of an occupied house: turning on lights, televisions, HVAC systems and more. Users can even lock or unlock doors remotely, eliminating the did-I-or-didn’t-I? panic that we’ve all experienced.

In the very near future, we’ll able to take home automation to another level entirely, making The Jetsons look less and less like a cartoon, and a bit more like reality TV.

At Google I/O in 2011, an Android-controlled light bulb was unveiled. According to CNET, the demo was of a person playing a shooting video game with the lights turning on and off as shots were fired, said Eric Holland, the director of electrical engineering at Lighting Sciences Group.

Lighting is very visible and prevalent so it made sense for it to be first foray for the platform,” Holland said.

Maybe we don’t have accessible personal spacecraft yet, but the innovations in home automation systems are making the future available now.