Home Automation in Mesa, AZ
Outerware For Windows offers many Home Automation products that allow the user to streamline controls of not only motorized window coverings, but also integrated lighting, home entertainment, security and heating and air conditioning systems – all with one control. Software is available to enable remote automation through the internet, so that you can easily control motorized window coverings even when the user is away from home – from literally anywhere in the world.
Arizona Home Automation Solutions
Smart homes which have long been portrayed as a popular concept are fast becoming a reality. Outerware For Windows home automation solutions integrate Somfy-powered motorized products like interior blinds, outdoor patio shades, draperies, projection screens, insect screens, home awnings, motorized patio screens and rolling shutters along with lighting and thermostat into one easy-to-use control system. Home Automation systems from Outerware For Windows allows home owners to experience the convenience and luxury of cutting-edge, total-home control from a variety of table-top and in-wall controls, your computer, and a range of mobile devices.
Somfy Home Automation Motors & Products
Outerware For Windows only uses Somfy motors and electronics for sun control and home automation products. Partnering with Somfy means working with an industry-leading provider of motors and controls for motorized blinds, motorized shades, motorized draperies, motorized awnings and motorized rolling shutters. Somfy is the largest manufacturer of motors and controls for window coverings, projection screens, sunscreens, rolling shutters, home awnings and lift systems. Somfy is present in 54 countries and Somfy has sold over 100 million motors worldwide. For over 30 years, the engineers at Somfy have been designing quality products that put interior and exterior window coverings in motion at the touch of a button, including retractable awnings, rolling shutters, patio shades, sunscreens, interior blinds, draperies, window coverings and projection screens.
TaHomA Home Automation in Mesa, AZ
With its TaHomA product, Somfy leverages the many benefits of its motorized products into a sophisticated yet easy-to-use home automation system. Somfy innovates with TaHomA, a new home automation system that gives you total control over the critical energy-management devices in your home: motorized interior blinds and exterior window coverings, outdoor patio shades, all home lighting and thermostats. With TaHomA, home owners can manage the balance between natural light, artificial light and temperature to maximize the home’s energy savings with the convenience of one-click control, both at home and away. Because TaHomA communicates wirelessly (TaHomA uses Z-Wave®, an interoperable 2-way RF mesh networking technology), a home can easily be retrofitted with Somfy’s TaHomA-optimized lighting controls, thermostats, and interfaces that communicate with the Somfy-powered motorized products. A TaHomA system can include as many or as few Z-Wave devices as one chooses, so whether the home owner is looking to control a single room or multiple homes, there is an affordable TaHomA solution to meet those needs and budget. Best of all, TaHomA connects to the home network, offering secure access to the TaHomA system anytime, anywhere, from any computer with an internet connection, as well as via smartphone or tablet.
The TaHomA Controller & Interface
Once the TaHomA system is installed, there are plenty of ways it can be customized. TaHomA’s intuitive graphic interface guides the user with step-by-step as “Scenes” (a group of devices working together) are created that help set the mood, or take a home to the next level with “Schedules” (timed automated changes) for a totally automated experience.
Remote Home Automation Products
There are many ways to access and control the TaHomA system. Alongside in-wall and table-top controllers, enjoy the added security and convenience of remote access through TaHomA’s apps for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod Touch®, as well as a secure web interface accessible from any computer with an internet connection. Whether the home owner is travelling for work, pleasure, or would like to check in on vacation properties, TaHomA’s advanced remote access features allows the user to know exactly what’s happening in the home, from basically anywhere in the world. For added security, use TaHomA’s “Randomize” feature to create a lived-in look while out of town. For example, a TaHomA user can create a “Vacation” Scene and apply it to a “Schedule” that activates anytime within 15 minutes of a set activation time, creating a convincing “lived-in” look. A “Scene” is a collection of settings for a single room or even the entire house. For example, a “Good Morning” Scene could set all of the window shades and blinds in bedrooms to open halfway, allowing the light in while still maintaining privacy. At the same time, kitchen lights can turn on in preparation for breakfast and the thermostat can adjust to a comfortable 70° F. There is no limit to the amount of Scenes that can be created.
Wireless Home Automation in Arizona
Once connected to the home’s network and programmed, TaHomA can control Somfy-powered motorized products like interior window blinds, outdoor patio shades, home awnings, roller shutters, sun screens, roller shades, retractable patio screens and projection screens, along with lighting and thermostats. Somfy has created a variety of interface devices to operate motorized products. Somfy currently has partnerships with many of leading control companies including Crestron, Vantage and Lite Touch among many others. For lighting and temperature control, Somfy partnered with Cooper, Evolve™ and Leviton® to create the following TaHomA-optimized products:
- Light switches and dimmers, including accessories for multi-way configurations
- Scene Controllers: allow quick access to pre-programmed Scenes at the touch of a button. Perfect for high-traffic, multi-light areas, like foyers and kitchens. Available as both in-wall and table-top units.
- Plug-In Modules: add freestanding table and floor lamps, as well as small appliances to the TaHomA system.
- Receptacle: replace existing receptacles for TaHomA control without the use of a plug-in module.
- Thermostat: compatible with most HVAC systems.