As we enter August and the summer season begins to wind down, thoughts or sending the kids back to school and settling in for the autumn start to drift to our minds. This is perhaps why August is one of the most popular months for professionals to take family vacations, often up to two or three weeks at a time. When a homeowner hires GMI and the #DoneRightNotEasy crew, they know they are working with the best, which means when they go on vacation away from home, the last thing they need to worry about is their automation system.

Here are 3 ways that GMI automation makes your vacation more relaxing through our powerful Crestron control systems.

Access Control and Security

Leaving a luxury property for any amount of time can leave a homeowner stressed about protecting it from crime. Not only does GMI integrates all of our Crestron automation systems into top of the line monitored security systems, we also program our systems to know when the home is unoccupied. This allows the lighting and shading systems in the home to operate on a regular pattern which would deter would be home invaders. Integrated camera systems also allow users to look in on the property whenever they choose.

Integrated access control systems can also allow for housekeepers, pet sitters, or cleaning crews to gain entry to the home using preprogrammed codes. GMI has the knowledge to program the Crestron system in such a way that upon entering their code, the alarm system in only the parts of the home a crew would require access to is armed, while the remainder of the home would remain protected.This code is written directly into the Crestron control system, providing additional peace of mind to clients without having to worry about managing the process themselves. The user can even set up alerts so that if a scheduled visit is missed they are notified via text or email.

Environmental Efficiency

Rather than thinking of all the environmental systems of a home as separate and independent, the #DoneRightNotEasy crew looks at the home like a delicately balanced ecosystem. We combine all of the home’s systems to create the most comfortable, convenient and energy efficient home possible. Our systems are built from the ground up to properly manage power use at each and every component, ensuring not only the reliability of the control system, but also its effect on the overall energy efficiency of your home.

When away from the home for a prolonged period of time, these systems run behind the scenes to ensure your home temperature is kept regulated, and that power consumption is kept to minimal levels. Shading and lighting control, which form the foundation of any comprehensive automation system, are programmed to work directly with HVAC and other environmental systems to effectively manage the home ecosystem, even in the event of an unexpected storm or heatwave.

Concierge Level Customer Service

Perhaps the most important way we create peace of mind for our client’s during their well earned vacations is through our concierge level customer service. This includes proactive monitoring of their system to ensure we can stop issues before they happen, which allows our customers to rest easy knowing their Crestron automation system will be working properly even in their absence.

In the event that these preventive measures fail, causing any kind of system malfunction of failure, we have the ability to remotely access the system to address issues regardless of how far away we, or the client, are from the physical location.

So this August, while they beat the heat at a mountain get away or hit the beaches in a tropical paradise, our clients can rest easy knowing that their systems were built, monitored and maintained by GMI and the #DoneRightNotEasyCrew

Interested in automating your luxury home with Crestron control? Contact GMI today to learn what we can do for you.

Gregory Nixon
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Gregory Nixon

Senior Engineer at GMI Automation
Greg Nixon is a Senior Engineer at GMI Automation specializing in advanced automation systems.
Gregory Nixon
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