Smart Home Automation Project Sample Proposal
Smart Home Automation Proposal
Thank you for your interest in making your house a smart home through automation and coordination of electronic devices. You’ll be amazed at the time and worry you save by having all your systems connected and being able to check on situations and alter them from a remote location, using only your smart phone. We strongly believe our proposal has been thoroughly outlined and will meet or exceed all of your expectations and requirements. We will call you to schedule a meeting after Labor Day.
Thank you for your consideration and for putting your trust in Home Commander Inc. What is a smart home. It’s a home with lighting, climate control, security, and entertainment devices that can be controlled remotely by a smart phone or a computer.
Imagine being able to check on your kids or pets via security cameras while you’re at work. When you know you’ll arrive home after dark, you can close the drapes, turn up the heat, and turn on the lights in preparation for your arrival. You can download movies for later viewing to your smart TV, water your lawn, or check to see who just rang your doorbell.
Sounds convenient, doesn’t it. It’s not a dream of the future; it’s all available right now. The variety of smart home devices and services on the market today can be overwhelming. But there’s no need to panic, because Home Commander Inc. is here to help.
We know which devices are most dependable and easiest to use, and we listen to you to make your home a customized smart home that meets your needs. In this proposal, we make recommendations for you, but you’re in charge. We’re just here to help you make your house the most convenient, comfortable, and smartest home ever. Your home should reflect your personality and the style in which you choose to live.
We strive to match your home automation features with your personal desires. We understand that you would like to automatically. Control lights and thermostats in your house No need to fumble for a light switch in the dark. We’ll set up your system so that sensors will know when to turn lights on and off for maximum convenience and energy efficiency, and you’ll be able to raise or lower the temperature with only a voice command or the touch of a fingertip.
Connect all smart devices via Wi-Fi and Z Wave We’ll make sure that all computers, smart phones, game devices, and smart televisions are interconnected through your Z-Wave Hub. Pair cars with smart phones via Bluetooth We’ll pair both cars with your smart phones via Bluetooth so that you can make and receive calls hands-free using voice commands. Enjoy complete home security We’ll install smart security cameras, video door bell, locks, garage door openers, window coverings, water leak sensors, smoke and co2 sensors, and alarms that can be controlled with voice commands. Enjoy more intimate settings with custom lighting With Philips Hue and Lifx bulbs integrated into your home automation system you can set custom color palettes throughout the home to suit any situation.
We can set your lighting to match colorful sunsets in the evenings, mood lighting at night, or the colors of your favorite football team for game day. Enjoy control, communication, and entertainment through Echo Show With your smart hub and Echo Show device, you can make video calls and voice calls to friends who have Echo devices, ask Alexa to show you the scene from any camera, stream television and music, listen to audiobooks, and so much more. All hands-free. You will simply be amazed at the convenience you’ll experience in your new smart home.
We know you lead busy lives, and that you are not always at home to flip a switch or change a setting. With home automation, you can control all the systems in your house, no matter where you are, with just a touch of your hand on your remote control device, or even with voice commands. You can also set a schedule for changes to happen automatically. Listed below are only a few of the aspects of your home you can control through whole-home automation.
Check or change security settings at any time Non-Automated Process – Without home automation, you need to be at home to check security cameras, switch lights on or off, draw or open blinds, or determine why an alarm has gone off. Automated Process – After your home is automated, you can use your smart phone or tablet from anywhere to see who is at your front door or to monitor your kids or pets, and you can easily change any security setting or set up a schedule to take care of security at home while you are busy with other matters. Check or change climate control settings at any time Non-Automated Process – Before automation was available, you had to manually change thermostats and settings on water heaters, etc. Automated Process –With just the touch of your finger on a computer or smart phone screen, you can turn the heat or air conditioning up or down, open or close blinds and sunscreen shades, and so forth.
This not only provides convenience, but saves you money by lowering your climate control costs while you are gone. Program your entertainment Non-Automated Process – Before systems were automated, you had to check a variety of schedules and use various systems to find and reserve movies and games for your leisure time. Automated Process – Now you can line up movies and games from anywhere, scheduling entertainment for your whole family. Kent and Janine Clifford will realize the following benefits provided by this project.
You’ll feel more in control with a smart home. Convenience All aspects of a smart home can be controlled by remote devices such as computers and smart phones. There’s no longer any need to rush home to reset the thermostat or turn on the lights. Security With the security system installed, you can turn on lights both inside and out, close or open window coverings, turn entertainment systems on or off.
You can also view what’s going on both inside and outside your home, even while you’re on the road or still in the office. If you are traveling your lighting system will automatically act like someone is home while you are away. Alarms triggered by motion, smoke and water leaks can be automatically sent to your phone and email.
Peace of mind With a smart home, there’s no need to worry about whether you locked the door or what your kids are up to at home. You can check these aspects from anywhere, and change settings as needed. You’ll feel more in control with a smart home, and that leads to peace of mind.
Efficient use of systems You can easily control your heating, cooling, lighting, and yard watering systems from anywhere. This can save you money on utility bills. There is absolutely no down side to making your house a smart home.
It’s all good. Here are just a few of the features you’ll enjoy from new automated systems. Lights that turn on as you enter a room and turn off when you leave No more fumbling for a light switch or yelling at the kids to turn off the lights—you can set this to happen automatically with motion sensors.
You can also turn lights on and off and dim them with voice or touch commands from any room. Forget to turn something off after you have snuggled into bed. No problem, just ask it to turn off.
Turn down or mute entertainment system sounds when desired When the phone rings while you’re in the middle of a movie, there’s no need to find the remote to turn down the sounds. You can do it with a voice command or a touch, even from another room or from across town. Check on your kids, your pets, or the babysitter Automation of security cameras makes it possible to view what’s going on at home, no matter whether you’re in a board meeting or halfway across the country. Control access and security to your home Even from the office, you can check to make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked, and you can turn off the security system to let in a worker or guest who stops by when you’re not available to open the door.
Set your calendar and make notes with voice commands You can ask Alexa to add an appointment to your calendar and to remind you, too. You can ask her to set you wake up alarm, add items to your shopping list or set a cooking timer. Control your home on your schedule You’re the boss in a smart home. Want to open the blinds at noon from afar, or water the lawn at midnight.
It’s all up to you. You want to know that your home and family members are always secure, no matter where you may be. A smart home can give you peace of mind with the following.
24 7 monitoring of locks and security cameras to protect against intruders Need. Burglaries happen in all neighborhoods, to all types of people. You don’t want to become a victim. Without secure windows and doors, thieves and invaders may find it tempting to break in, especially when you are not home.
Without security cameras, you cannot always determine who may be outside your home. Install security cameras at all sides of your house, and install a secure system on windows and doors that can be monitored and controlled with a remote device. Change lighting, window coverings, and music Need. Nothing is more tempting to a burglar than a house that is obviously not occupied.
When nothing changes for 24 hours at a house, that’s an obvious indication that nobody is home. The longer the status quo continues, the greater the risk that a thief will notice and take advantage of the situation. With home automation, you can program settings to change at a variety of times to simulate occupancy. Lights can go on and off in strategic locations at strategic times, curtains and blinds can be drawn or opened with motorized shading options, and even music and television can be controlled with a remote device.
Some systems can be set to automatically randomly turn on off when no motion has been detected for certain number of hours. Respond to disasters immediately Need. Water, smoke and fire damage can cost enormous amounts of money.
Emergency situations can develop at any time. Give yourself peace of mind by giving yourself the ability to be notified of fires and water leaks immediately. Using smart home connected smoke and CO2 detectors and water leak sensors.
Check what’s going on with your family Need. Can’t always be home when your kids are. Taking care of an elderly relative. Automated systems let you check on your family members and pets from afar.
Emergency situations can develop at any time. Give yourself peace of mind by giving yourself the ability to check on your loved ones. Using interior cameras and listening devices makes it easy to keep track of family members and pets. As your oldest son is now seventeen, we can also install a device in his car that allows you to know where he is and that he is safe at all times.
Camera enabled smart doorbells can let you see and speak with someone at your door from your smart phone wherever you are. A smart home can provide a sense of tranquility by making your home more secure. A smart home also has a smart exterior. You’ll enjoy the following.
Automated exterior lighting There’s no need to leave your driveway and porch lights on all day when you can program them to go on at dusk and turn off at dawn. We can even attach sensors to your walkway lights so that they turn on only when a pedestrian is strolling to your door. Automated watering of landscape plants Landscaping is a major investment, and you don’t want to lose your beautiful plants just because you’re not around to water them. We’ll install a sprinkler system that can be programmed to meet the needs in all seasons.
Control of swimming pool heating and automated cover The heat on your swimming pool can be controlled at your fingertips, and you’ll be able to cover and uncover your pool at any time, using your motorized cover. Music system and outdoor speakers By installing an outdoor music system and strategically placing multiple speakers, music can be played at moderate levels to liven up your parties and outdoor gatherings. If the kids or spouse accidently leaves the music on, you can turn it off no matter where you are. Nearly every electronic aspect of your home can be automated and controlled remotely.
The list of devices inside your home to be automated includes. Motorized window coverings Your curtains can be controlled by easily attached motorized open close devices. We will also replace the blinds in your dining and kitchen areas with more energy efficient remote-controlled blinds using Bali blinds with Autoview motors.
Lighting systems with sensors We will program lights in various rooms to be motion-activated, so lights will come on as a person enters and go off when no one is present for efficient energy usage. All lights will be connected to a central control so that they can be programmed to come on or go off at scheduled times for security reasons. A combination of Philips Hue and Lifx bulbs will be used throughout the home. For areas that do not need color control low-cost led bulbs will be used with smart home connected switches.
Entertainment and information by voice command Using Echo and Alexa, your family can find and schedule music, games, and movies; create shopping lists and make purchases and reservations, using only your voice. Other home assistant devices may be used as well including Google Home. Home security devices A combination of Schlage, Ring, Dome, and Nest devices will make up the home security system.
Integrated computers and home office systems Every laptop, desktop, tablet, smart phone, printers and peripherals will be connected via a central hub and Wi-Fi. You’ll even be able to print from your phone. Either a Wink or Samsung SmartThings hub will be used to control the devices.
The following list consists of smart home devices we currently recommend.
- Lighting systems Philips Hue, Lifx, and Oshram products
- Security systems FrontPoint, Protect America, ADT products, Dome, Schlage
- Heating and cooling systems Hive, Honeywell, Ecobee, Nest
- Motorized window shades Bali, Blindsgalore
- Home entertainment and voice control systems Sony, Bose, Sonos, Google Home, LG products, Amazon Echo Alexa
- Smart Hubs Insteon, SmartThings, Wink
This is only a partial list. New automation devices for smart homes come on the market every day, and we are always improving our list of offerings. In many cases devices can be easily swapped out with alternates.
How do you control a smart home. Easily, using any of the following methods. Smart phone control This is the most popular method among our clients.
Using our Home Commander Inc. Hub app on your smart cell phone, you can control all your home devices anywhere you have cell phone coverage. Computer With the Home Commander Inc. Hub app installed on your computer, it’s easy to check and control all installed systems. In-house hub Using Alexa and Dot or another central system, you can control your devices at home by simply speaking a command.
Multiple control systems can be used together. Manual controls Of course, in the event that something goes awry, manual controls are always available on all systems. The whole point of making a house into a smart home is to allow control of all devices from one location. That’s convenience, at your fingertips.
While you can purchase some smart devices and simply plug them in, many will require installation, custom wiring, configuration and integration with other devices. Together, we will craft an installation schedule that works for you.
Access is the primary consideration for any homeowner. We will need to swap out electrical outlets and light fixtures inside the house, and install security cameras and other devices in new locations. You will want to clear countertops and remove breakables to provide access to these locations for our workers on the installation days.
In addition, we will need access to your back yard to install the pool cover and sprinkler controls. We’ll provide you with an exact map in advance of our installation.
Installation of some devices will require taking fixtures apart and installing new ones. This could entail some drilling and cutting of wallboard. In addition, the electricity will need to be turned off for some installations. Our installers will hide as much of the system as possible so you don’t see sensors, wires and indicator lights.
We will test everything after installation. We will also need to schedule a convenient time to show you how to control, update and troubleshoot your new devices. The following electrical tasks will need to be done to install new systems in your house.
Add circuits to the existing electrical panel Your existing panel is adequate to handle all new devices, but new breakers and wiring will need to be added to the control panel in the garage. Run wires for exterior security cameras Interior security cameras may be plugged into existing circuits or even be battery-powered, but we will need to run new wiring for exterior cameras, which need to be hard-wired. These wires can be snaked from the garage panel through walls from the attic.
Run wires for some sensors and devices Where possible we will hardwire devices for power. While some devices can be either wired or run on battery power, it can be difficult to change batteries and some devices do not allow full functionality if run on battery power. Run new wiring for exterior automated watering system and pool cover We will need to run new electrical wires to control your new automated watering system and motorized pool cover.
During our final decision-making process, we may add to the list shown above if we add more devices to your home. With a detailed plan in place, electrical tasks should take no more than one day. Because modern electronic devices are computerized, software upgrades will be released from time to time.
These are often security patches that protect your systems against hackers, or sometimes add new functionality. When an upgrade is released that applies to one or more of your systems, the following things will happen. You’ll be informed that an upgrade is available Via email or text message, you’ll be told that an upgrade is available for your device, and you’ll receive a description of what that upgrade contains.
You’ll be advised about how long the upgrade process will take and what you need to do beforehand Each upgrade notice will contain an estimate of how long the upgrade will take to download and install, and what you need to do beforehand such as closing other applications, saving files, or turning off networked devices. You control when to do the upgrade Upgrades will never be automatic; we don’t want to interrupt anything you’re doing. When you’re ready to deploy an upgrade, you can make that happen by pressing a button or using a voice command, or you can schedule upgrades to happen overnight. If you want updates to apps and devices to be automatic or under your control we can configure the system accordingly.
You are always advised to install all software upgrades, because most are designed to improve the security and reliability of your smart home systems. They have been thoroughly tested and will not change settings in your systems. The numbers represented above are to be used as an estimate for the projects discussed.
The above Cost Summary does in no way constitute a warranty of final price. Estimates are subject to change if project specifications are changed or costs for outsourced services change before being locked in by a binding contract. Like the concept smart homes, the Home Commander Inc. company is relatively new.
We have been in business for three years now. Our mission is to creatively use smart technology to turn your house into a smart home. We are perpetually in research mode, seeking out the best for you. Consumers want to use the latest, most secure, most convenient devices that will make their lives easier.
Home Commander Inc. is here to help consumers with that quest. Our business is on the cutting edge of new technology, riding the wave of automation that is sweeping the country. We are perpetually in research mode, seeking out the best for you.
Home Commander Inc. currently has 24 permanent employees, but we are growing fast. We have developed a solid network of partner suppliers and service companies that we trust to do each job right the first time. Home Commander Inc. is headquartered in Houston. Products – Retail sales of all products for an automated home.
Services – Consultation, installation, troubleshooting.