Hosting a large party or even a small gathering at your home can be a major undertaking. There are so many details to consider from the food to the music to the ambiance.
Here at AVPA, we can’t help you with the food, but we can definitely be of assistance when it comes to things like music, lighting, security, and other aspects of entertaining in your home. Through Crestron programming, we can turn your home into a smart home that will make entertaining easy and impress your guests by giving you customized functionality of your home’s systems.
Whole-Home Audio Systems for Sacramento Homes
The right music can really create the right ambiance for a party in your home. If you’re having an intimate dinner party, some soft jazz or classical music might be the right choice, but a backyard barbeque and pool party might call for something a little more lively. Or maybe you want one type of music for the people hanging out outside and something else for those looking to congregate inside.
Sending the right type of music to the right locations inside or outside your home doesn’t have to be difficult. When you have a whole-house audio system that can be controlled from a touch panel, you can easily send the music of your choice to its desired location—even from multiple sources. You can have an easy listening station playing in one room, while you have your curated Spotify playlist playing in another location. You can also choose which rooms don’t have any music playing, like if some of your guests want to watch a sporting event in a certain room, or if you have to put the kids to bed upstairs while the party carries on downstairs.
Lighting Control for Sacramento Homes with Entertaining in Mind
Your home’s lighting is another area that can be controlled with Crestron programming. We’re not just talking about timers and dimmers here. We’re talking about sophisticated lighting systems that can completely change the mood in your home. This includes smart lighting that can produce literally millions of different colors.
Depending on the type of party you’re hosting, you may want bright, warm lighting or soft, cool lighting to help set the mood of the party and get your guests in the right frame of mind.
When you use Crestron programming for lighting control, setting the mood using lighting has never been so simple.
Home Security for People Who Love to Entertain
Do you love to entertain in your Sacramento home, but have concerns about home security? A security system that is easy to control is a great way to keep your home safe, even when a large group of guests is present. With the touch of few buttons, you can secure the portions of your home where guests are not allowed. You can also easily manage entry points like your front gate and front door to ensure that only those who were invited gain access to your home and property.
At the end of the night, you can make sure everything is locked and secure with the touch of a button.
Integration Makes Entertaining in Your Sacramento Home Easy
Crestron programming doesn’t just allow you to customize the functionality of the various systems in your home, it also allows you to integrate everything and control it all with a single, easy-to-use system. This means you don’t have to use separate devices to control your home’s audio, lighting, and security systems. They are all controlled from one intuitive device. That device could even be the smartphone or iPad that you’re already familiar with.
Integration allows you to set “scenes” for commonly used entertaining setups. For example, you could have a “Dinner Party” scene that dims the lights and plays soft music just in your dining room. You could also have a “Backyard Bash” scene that turns on all the outdoor lights and water features and plays your favorite ‘80s rock playlist. You could have a “Good-night” scene for the end of the evening that locks all your doors, arms the security system, and turns out all the lights.
Integration is what really puts a smart home system over the top, and Crestron programming is what makes integration possible. You can learn more about this type of integration by taking a look at our ebook, Home Entertainment and Control at the Tip of Your Finger, which documents a day in the life of a family with a Crestron-controlled smart home.
If you’d like to learn more about Crestron programming and what it can do for your Sacramento home, contact us at AVPA.