An Inside Look at Home Automation


Home automation has been all the buzz since football fans saw Alec Baldwin remotely controlling lights and turning on other electronics in a recent Super Bowl ad. It opened many people’s eyes to the possibilities and convenience that come with home automation technology. While it may seem like new technology, Scott Alarm has been installing home automation systems in Jacksonville homes for years.

To figure out whether home automation is right for you and your family, let’s start by talking about what it is and how it works.

Home automation allows you to control specialized Bluetooth- and/or wireless Internet-enabled household devices from anywhere via computer or smartphone. Common automated devices include lights, thermostats, door locks and security systems. Many other devices can also be configured to work with home automation.

Most people are initially attracted to home automation for the lighting controls. Accessing your home’s lights with the click of a mouse or tap of a screen means you can easily turn off your home’s lights from the comfort of bed, turn lights on and off to give the impression someone is home even when you’re out of town, or set a timer so the lights are already on when you get home in the evening.

Thermostat features are also very popular for home automation. Some homeowners save hundreds of dollars per year by putting their heating and cooling system on an automated timer. Why waste money regulating your house’s temperature while you’re at work? And with home automation, you can manually adjust the thermostat if you plan to be home early. It’s great coming home to a perfectly warmed (or cooled) house.

Home automation isn’t just about convenience, it’s also about security. Linking home automation controls with your home security system brings ultimate peace of mind. Imagine the power to lock and unlock your home’s doors from anywhere, check in on your home’s interior via real-time video feed or double-check that your alarm is set in those moments you’re not quite sure you hit the button on your way out.


Home automation devices can be purchased individually, but the best systems are professionally installed as complete home automation packages. Scott Alarm’s trained technicians can custom design a system that’s perfect for your home and family. We’ve been in the business for years, so we know how to mix and match the best components to suit your lifestyle.

Contact Scott Alarm today to schedule your free home automation consultation.