A smart home without integration is not really smart.
A Home with a Collection of Smart Devices vs
a Baker Connected Home.
So, what’s the difference?
Smart devices are everywhere and appear to do almost everything. By themselves, you can accomplish things like remotely control your home’s temperature, program your shades to lower in the afternoon or see who’s at your front door when you’re on a business trip. Convenient.
So, what’s missing? The ability to fully maximize what these devices and so many others, can do for you and your family when integrated and turned into a true home automation system. Suddenly you’re personalizing, monitoring and controlling your home environment with the touch of a button or voice command. This is a Baker Connected Home. And this is your lifestyle but so much better.
Lutron - Lighting | Amazon Echo - Voice Controls | Nest - Smart Thermostat | Rachio - Intelligent Irrigation | Garageio - Smart Garage | Chargepoint - EV Car Charger | Samsung - SmartThings Hub
How do we do it? Brains.
Orchestrating your smart home devices to create scenes requires technology that acts as the brains of your home automation system. So, Baker Electric Home Energy uses the robust and reliable Control4® platform to connect and manage all the smart devices in your home. And with Control4, your smart phone or tablet become command central, graphically displaying your entire system for easy, intuitive control. And if you prefer to control your system through voice commands, no problem – we’ve got that covered too.
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When your smart home devices work together the real magic of a smart home becomes a reality. Now you’re personalizing “scenes” the enable new levels of comfort and convenience.
Here’s an example:
You tell your Amazon Echo you’re leaving for a week. Your doors automatically lock; your AC powers down; specific security lighting scenes are activated inside and outside the home; and you’re keeping an eye on your security cameras from anywhere, anytime. How did you ever live without this?
Control 4: Automated Lifestyle Solutions
Who do we work with?
Control4 works with literally thousands of 3rd party smart home devices. So, the brands you love like Nest, Lutron, Amazon, Google and so many more can be part of your family’s integrated smart home system. This is how we create a lifestyle of comfort and convenience perfect for the way you want to live.
See how energy is being used in your home down to the individual circuit and how your solar and battery system integrate with your lifestyle.
Video Doorbells & Cameras
Nothing is more important than the safety of your family, keep them protected with a smart surveillance system.
The Lutron Lifestyle
The next evolution in human convenience and cost savings. Smart home technology is not new, but recent innovations and a decrease in price have made it an option for any homeowner.
Learn more about Baker's Lutron products and what they can do for you.
Nest Smart Thermostat
If you’ve never experienced the comfort, convenience and cost savings of a smart thermostat, prepare to be amazed. And these devices are actually so much more – they are an entry point into the world of the Smart Home. Smart thermostats replace your existing thermostat to efficiently control your environment to save money on your electricity bill. They also order your groceries, play your favorite song or lock your front door. Click here for San Diego smart thermostat information.
Frequently asked questions
Self-installation quickly becomes a collection of gadgets that don’t play well together. Remember the days of having 7 remotes on your coffee table to control your TV and stereo and one more for the ceiling fan? Finding the remote buried in your couch or trying to remember your login just to see who’s at the front door is missing the point of ‘smart’ home. A smart home is a symphony of integrated technology customized to your unique lifestyle..
Give us a call, it’s common for people to buy smart home devices from the store or get them as a gift only to realize later they need help with installation. We can help.
The benefit to solar is your smart home devices will help manage and optimize the energy produced by your panels, however, smart home devices will work just fine on utility grid power as well.
Baker Electric Home Energy will curate the technology and components necessary as part of a whole-home system installation. We do not sell individual devices.
How does it work?
How do smart home systems work? There are varying degrees of smart homes – anywhere from controlling a few interior lights all the way to a fully integrated whole-home system. Most homeowners choose something in the middle - a connection of the most critical cost-saving and convenience devices. In most cases smart home systems can be installed wirelessly, or with minimal wiring – a complete re-wiring of the home’s electric system is never required. At the center of the smart home collective intelligence is the command center. The command center is where the homeowner’s set-it-and-forget-it programs are stored, such as thermostat and lighting preferences. It also listens for instructions from the various switches, buttons, and remote controls placed throughout the house at the homeowner’s convenience. Once installed, Smart home systems are silent, invisible, and best of all, cost efficient.
Most peoples’ homes are a fragmented collection of appliances, temperature controls, security measures, light bulbs and televisions. Because these devices lack the intelligence to operate with any significant level of autonomy, the homeowner if left managing this dizzying array manually – literally walking around the house turning off lights, opening or shutting window blinds, remembering to adjust the landscape lights for the longer summer days, set the sprinklers according to the city’s regulations, or checking that security cameras are still working. Forgetting to do any of these result in a higher electricity bill at best, but could be more serious such as leaving the house with the stove on.
Electric vehicle charger installation
In the next few years, 10% of all cars on the road will be electric. An electric car is the perfect addition to a connected home lifestyle.
Imaging filling your tank with the free power of the sun in your own garage.
Baker is a certified electric vehicle charger installer.