5 Smart Home Systems That Make Your Life Simpler

Install these devices in your Naperville, IL home to improve your daily routine and ease stress

It often seems as if advancements in technology change so rapidly it can be hard to keep up. Instant communication makes it easier to talk to loved ones across the country, but it also makes it easier for work to follow us home. High-definition audio and video allow us to enjoy a theater-quality viewing experience in our own homes, but controlling all your devices may involve half a dozen devices.

The electronics in your home don’t need to be a source of stress, though. With the right home automation and control system, you regain control of your technology and can start having more fun around the house. At Barrett’s, we specialize in creating easy to use systems coupled with professional and dedicated support to help you and your family. Here are five systems a smart home company can install in your Naperville, IL home to simplify your life.

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It’s likely that the only time you think about your shades is when you get up to lower them. Motorized shades are simply controlled remotely from your couch or your bed, so you don’t have to adjust them manually. Even better, you can set your shades to adjust themselves automatically based on a predetermined schedule or by following the path of the sun through the sky.


Would you like to enjoy a more striking lighting design in your home while increasing your energy efficiency and making your fixtures simpler to control? You can do all that and more with smart lighting control for your home.

Lighting control gives you instant control from a central interface, and you use the same scheduling features as you would with motorized shades. Dimmers reduce your carbon footprint by lowering the amount of energy required to light a room, and the ability to control light temperature and intensity separately allows for a greater range of lighting options.


We’ve all had that moment of panic on our way to work where we think “Did I remember to lock the door?” You’ll never have to worry about your doors again with smart locks. You can check on the status of any door from your phone, lock it remotely, then have your door unlock automatically when you come home from work every day.

The remote lock and unlock feature is also ideal for package deliveries or other situations where you need to grant someone temporary access to your home. Once they’re finished, lock the door behind them, safe in the knowledge that your home is secure.


Doorbell cameras make a natural complement to smart locks, as the camera allows you to see and talk to anybody at your door remotely before you decide to let them in. They’re also handy for when you’re at home but aren’t near the door when somebody arrives. Once you’ve verified the identity of your visitors, save yourself time by unlocking the door remotely.


Having some music in the background makes everything better, from parties to household chores. Make it easier to enjoy your favorite tunes with a whole-home audio system. Your music will seamlessly follow you from room to room, and you can stream different audio sources in different rooms to keep everyone at home happy.

Home automation is a surefire way to have a more relaxing experience at home. To learn more about Barrett’s smart home solutions, call us at 630-898-2850 or fill out our online contact sheet.

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