As Miles Davis said, “Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” For business owners and operators, that statement is especially true. Their to-do lists overflow, with many everyday tasks falling on their shoulders. According to a study by The Alternative Board, over 68% of an entrepreneur’s time is spent tackling day-to-day tasks, while just under 32% is spent on their business goals and planning.
One system that can help you streamline operations and give you a competitive edge is automation. An automation system helps create greater efficiency, offering one-touch or automated control of your audio-video technology, environment, and surveillance.
As a commercial automation company serving Ottawa, Ontario, Aura Design partners with Control4, a world leader in automated technology. Let’s explore a few of the benefits they bring to the table.
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You and your staff can effortlessly manage lighting, climate, shades, security, and audio-video equipment from a touchscreen, smartphone, or in-wall keypad. For instance, the first person in can tap the "Start the Day" button or icon, and the lighting settles into the perfect hue and temperature while the climate adjusts. At the same time, the shades rise, and the music and video displays activate automatically.
During the day, the shades and lighting adjust, maintaining the perfect level of daylight and electric light while harnessing the sun's heat in the winter and protecting the space from solar heat gain in the summer. The system also automatically turns lights off in unoccupied rooms, reducing operational costs. The result is the perfect environment at any time of day.
At day’s end, your staff taps the “End of the Day” button, and the shades and thermostat lower, the lighting dims, the AV turns off, the doors lock, and the surveillance activates. You never have to worry about someone forgetting to “close up” correctly again because your automation system does it for you.
We can also set up security lights in the evening that help protect the premises. If something out of the ordinary occurs, you'll receive a notification and can check in on the live surveillance feed via your mobile device.
One of our clients’ favourite features is remote capability. No matter where you are—at home or across the world—you can check on your business. Pull up the app on your mobile device and see the status of lights, door locks, climate, and audio video. Check the surveillance feed from the same platform to ensure everything is going to plan when you’re away.
Are you ready to explore the possibilities in commercial automation and audiovisual technology? At Aura Design, we create tailored technology solutions unique to each client. Our systems incorporate state-of-the-art video conferencing solutions and commercial automation setups to control all aspects of your business. To learn more about the many options or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Aura Design today.