Remote Access-A More Connected Home-ASItv-Episode 17-NewYork-LA-Miami-Naples

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Hi, I’m April Kettelle, owner of Automated
Shading & Lighting Control. And Welcome to ASI TV! This week we are going to touch on the concept
of Remote Access. What does it mean and what are the benefits
of this feature in the world of automation. Remember how the evolution of technology started
– Do you remember when a computer was plugged into a land line and you heard the infamous
‘dial up’ tone in order to access the internet – and if you only had one phone line, you couldn’t
be on the phone at the same time as the computer. Clearly, this needed to change for both technology
and convenience. Later, we got the wireless router – which
enabled phones, computers and other wireless devices to connect to the internet via radio
waves with no physical connection. The world of Wifi became the most logical,
faster and common way to connect. Hi, I’m April Kettelle, owner of Automated
Shading & Lighting Control. And Welcome to ASI TV! This week we are going to touch on the concept
of Remote Access. What does it mean and what are the benefits of this feature in the world
of automation. Remember how the evolution of technology started
– Do you remember when a computer was plugged into a land line and you heard the infamous
‘dial up’ tone in order to access the internet – and if you only had one phone line, you couldn’t
be on the phone at the same time as the computer. Clearly, this needed to change for both technology
and convenience. Later, we got the wireless router – which
enabled phones, computers and other wireless devices to connect to the internet via radio
waves with no physical connection. The world of Wifi became the most logical, faster and
common way to connect. Remote access is the ability to get access to
a computer or a network from a remote distance. With the expansion of the internet and Wifi technology,
we can now access these devices not only from within our home but also from anywhere in
the world with a simple internet connection. Whether you’re traveling on vacation, sitting
in an airport, at your son’s soccer game, or at your workplace – you can access your
home to monitor and control the automated devices on your system. In the home control environment, this means
being able to operate shades, lighting and temperature at any time needed, to maximize
energy efficiency in your space – such as Activate a scene to keep sun light from beaming
in on a newly hung piece of art. Make sure all lights are off after you’ve
left the house. Turn on the lights before you arrive home
for visibility and safety. Or Adjust your temperature settings if you’re
away. In addition, your system programmer can access
your software to make changes and adjustments from a computer in real time, avoiding the
time and costs of an in-home service call. These are just a couple examples of the convenience
provided when remote access is available. Companies such as Lutron have made this an
easy option for users – Both Lutron’s Homeworks QS and Radio Ra2, provide the remote access
feature by way of the cloud-based Lutron Connect Bridge and the new Lutron Connect App. Once
the Connect Bridge hardware is installed, the App itself is available at no charge,
giving you convenient home control from your iOS or Android device. Clients have the ability
to have a smarter, more connected home – quickly, easily and affordably. Some remote access features also mean you
can receive alerts to the new Apple watch, as well as set up Geofencing, which prompts
a change in your lights, shades or temperature to take place based on your location, automatically
ensuring a warm welcome home or added peace of mind without even pressing a button. Amazing. Many of our preferred manufacturers are able
to provide a remote access interface for your control system. Contact us, and learn about
how to take the functionality of a connected home to
the next level.

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