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Here are five lifestyle patterns that will help you understand more fully the scope and the possibilities of smart home integration. Each pattern is built upon a cluster of available features. Most smart home features can be tailored to support individual—or multiple—lifestyle needs.

After you explore the five lifestyle patterns, click on the Smart Home Planner (below), a tool that will help you weigh the relative importance of the five lifestyle patterns in the life of your household.



PROTECT. “My home is my castle. I want it to protect my family and all we have worked to create.”

Safeguard your family, possessions and home:

  • Intrusion alarm for windows, doors, secure areas
  • Smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Security lighting (exterior and interior)
  • Access control for medicine, liquor & gun cabinets
  • Surveillance cameras with cloud image storage
  • Remote monitoring and control of door locks
  • Temperature, moisture, and flooding alerts

CONNECT. “I’d like to be able to check on my home, the kids, even the pets — anytime, from anywhere in the world!”

Instant connectivity for home monitoring and control:

  • World-wide management of home systems
  • Integrate into smartphone, tablet & laptop
  • Dedicated in-home control panels
  • Integration processor coordinates all systems
  • Automated text and email alerts
  • Cloud storage of images and data

ENJOY. “I want to relax, really enjoy my entertainment systems, and control my smart home with ease.”

Enjoy your home and garden with comfort, convenience & style.

  • Enjoy multi-room music and streaming
  • Control your home theater—effortlessly
  • Set lighting scenes & illuminate pathways
  • Adjust shades and drapes—wirelessly
  • Fire up a fireplace, spa, or water feature
  • Remotely access a video server

CONSERVE. “Responsible use of resources saves money, reduces dependence on fossil fuels, and helps preserve the environment.”

Use less electricity, gas and water:

  • Lighting control, dimming and scene-setting
  • Occupancy sensors turn off unused lights
  • Automated window coverings optimize solar gain
  • Remotely manage heating & AC to save money
  • Remotely manage heating & AC to save money
  • Monitor water use with flow meters, leak detectors
  • Remotely manage pool, spa, sauna & irrigation systems

ADAPT. “Family members with special needs should be able to live at home—with comfort, security, and freedom from worry.””

Adapt smart home technologies to special needs, and support aging-in-place:

  • Occupancy sensors time and track movement
  • Bed sensors monitor sleep quality and vital signs
  • Security cameras oversee independent living
  • Smart Appliances support nutrition & safety
  • Monitor and control door & window locks for safety
  • Medication dispensers control & confirm compliance
  • Any PROTECT feature can add safety and security

Note: Adapting electronic features to the special needs of a household member requires careful coordination between a skilled home integration specialist and health care experts.

What are your Smart Home priorities? The Smart Home Planner will help you weigh your choices.