Somfy TaHomA Home Automation System
TaHomA makes it possible to monitor and control your home via an app on your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch, or from any PC with an Internet connection (the app costs $30 and there’s no monthly fee). That’s in addition to tabletop controllers and inwall keypads. Beyond the cool factor and sheer convenience of automation, menu-driven graphics make it easy to manage your home’s energy triangle—the balance of natural light, artificial light, and temperature. For example, you can create a Winter program that raises shades in the morning, allowing the sun to help heat the house, or keep lights dimmed to 75 percent brightness to reduce energy consumption. Another possibility is using occupancy sensors that detect empty rooms and adjust the thermostat accordingly.
TaHomA is based on Z-Wave wireless technology. Once a Z-Wave network is set up in the home, the system can communicate with TaHomA-optimized lighting controls, thermostats, and motorized shades, as well as plug-in modules that let you control freestanding lamps and small appliances wirelessly. Prices vary depending on options chosen and installation costs, but a basic system (excluding motorized window treatments) starts at about $2,500.
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