• Amazon Alexa
  • Nest
  • Lutron
  • Sonos
  • Elk
  • Security Cameras by Hik and IC Realtime

What is a “Smart Home” or as we call it, a Connected Home?

A “Smart Home”, sometimes referred to as a “Connected Home”, is one that provides its home owners comfort, security, energy efficiency (low operating costs) and convenience at all times, regardless of whether anyone is home.

"Smart Home" is the term commonly used to define a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any room in the home, as well as remotely from any location in the world by phone or internet.

Installation of smart products give the home and its occupants various benefits — the same benefits that technology and personal computing have brought to us over the past 30 years — convenience and savings of time, money and energy.

The products the Harrington Electric offers are all tried and true, and are highly reliable. From Lutron Lighting for control of your electric and natural light using smart dimmers and motorized shades, to Nest thermostats to give your home a sense of comfort with a thermostat that learns how you live in your home all the way to Sonos music systems, so you can stream music from anywhere online to anywhere in your home.

For more advanced needs, we bring these systems under one point of control with our use of Elk or RTI automation control systems.

An emerging important feature of a smart home is conservation of the earth's limited resources. More and more people are becoming aware of the ability to make their homes truly smart — and green — by utilizing home controllers integrated with all home sub-systems to increase savings by controlling lighting, window coverings, HVAC, irrigation and by monitoring usage. Let us help you, call today.