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Bring your home automation outdoors for some summer fun
5th July 2023
Home automation outdoors
When the summer sunshine arrives and you begin to spend more time outside, you’ll likely find that you want to bring some of your home automation outdoors too. Whether it’s having your audio content available for streaming while you relax in the garden or controllers that work with your Control4 system to operate your pool or sprinklers, you can enjoy the benefits of home automation wherever you are on your property. Let’s take a look at how to make the most of your outdoor space this summer.
When life takes you outside more often, it’s nice to still have access to your favourite music, podcasts and more. From enjoying a glass of wine in the garden to hosting a party or event, there are lots of reasons to bring your sound system outdoors. With Control4, you can connect speakers from most brands, including Sonos, Bose and Artcoustic, and operate them via your mobile device or a conveniently placed interface to enjoy seamless and high quality audio as you move from inside to outside, and around your grounds.
In the UK, we’re lucky that it stays light until after 9pm for a large part of the summer. However, it’s still nice to have a little extra illumination for those balmy evenings, and with a Lutron lighting system you can enjoy optimum light after the sun sets. Use uplighters to highlight trees or features of your garden, or patio lighting to create a warm glow that enables you to sit out for longer. Your local home automation specialist can suggest a design that delivers everything you need.
If you have a pool, it’s bound to be in use on those hot, cloudless days. A fun day splashing with the kids or relaxing with friends is made easier with pool and hot tub controllers that are linked up to your smart home automation system. Whether you want to turn the lights or jets on, adjust the temperature or control the flow of water, it’s simple when everything is connected. With a system like Control4, you can even automate certain functions so that your pool lights and patio lighting illuminate at the same time, or the heating is turned off at a specific time each evening.
Sometimes, all you feel like doing is sitting down to watch a movie, but when the weather’s good it’s a shame to have to head inside to do so. With an outdoor TV, you no longer have to choose between enjoying the sunshine and streaming your favourite film. There are several models available that are both weatherproof and reflection resistant, and can be positioned in the shade or the full sun according to your setup. And with clever swivel and mounting options, you’re still able to adapt your space as required.
Home Automation outdoor specialists
As expert home automation installers in Kent, we at New Wave AV can help you transform your outdoor space and ensure summer fun is enhanced with all the latest technology. We design and install home automation systems in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Essex and London – get in touch today to book a demonstration.
Article by Kevin Whysall
I started my Audio Visual and Technology career back in 1992 working in the commercial and leisure sector across Europe. Then back in 2003 I founded New Wave AV and we are now a leading Smart Home, Home Cinema and Lighting Control company in the Southeast of England.