Have you ever wished for a home automation system like you see in designer home magazines that controls everything in your home? A system that enables you to hear your favorite music anywhere in the house, watch your favorite programs, dim lights to set the mood, and see who is on your front doorstep? Would you say yes, if only such a home automation control system was a bit more reasonably priced? Well, that day has come. You may be familiar with Universal Remote Control (URC) for their over 20 years of making first rate universal handheld remotes for single room home theater system control. Now URC has an equally reliable and user friendly home automation control system, URC Total Control.
We recently installed a complete URC Total Control system and were very impressed with its performance. I have installed a number of home automation control systems over the past 12 years, and for the price point URC Total Control is unmatched in providing reliable and complete home automation system control. In addition to its handheld remotes that we have come to know and love, you can control your home with in-wall touch screens, iPhones, and iPads.
Here are a few more reasons we find URC Total Control to be an excellent choice:
It’s all about the music
Unlike most whole house music control systems that often reduce the audio quality for around the same price point, URC Total Control provides high quality uncompressed audio streaming to every room in your home over your existing home network. Also, because URC Total Control is home network based, you can stream from the web your favorite music and radio stations, from your local jazz radio station to a live radio broadcast from Paris! Something really special about URC Total Control is that it allows you to connect your legacy record player (turntable) to the URC Total Control system and network stream your favorite old Cat Stevens vinyl records to every room in your home.
Start with a single room and expand
Another great thing about URC Total Control is that you can start with home theater system control for a single room and then later easily expand music to every room. Or, you can start with music and then later add control of thermostats, lighting, drapes, security systems, and surveillance cameras—the list is endless.
Program in hours, not days
One major advantage of URC Total Control is the speed with which a professional programmer can program the system. When we implemented a system that consisted of multiple zones of music, lighting control, and a surround sound home theater room, it took a matter of hours, rather than days to program. This saves you time and money. Also, once your system hardware is set up, you can grant your programmer access to make changes to your system over the web with a secure connection. No more waiting at home for someone to arrive to do ten minutes of programming.
If you would like to learn more about URC Total Control and how you can control your home from anywhere around the house or the globe, please contact us.