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What is Home Automation, Intelligent or Smart Homes?

Home Automation are conveniences installed and designed to perform tasks in your home. Intelligent homes are often referred to as smart homes or smart houses as they perform services that become part of everyday living. You already rely on many automated conveniences that silently perform their tasks unnoticed - This is automation at it's best. The dome light in your car comes on when you unlock a door, your favorite grocery store's door opens as you approach and you wake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. An intelligent home knows to turn the air conditioning off when a window is opened, phones you when your children come home from school unscheduled or to tell you the garage door was left open.

One press of a button and your Home Theater lights dim, the blinds close and your TV turns on including all the right associated A/V components! From anywhere in the world check the indoor and outdoor temperatures at home, change your thermostat or close your blinds from a remote location. Automation takes many forms and is part of today's everyday life and homes. Hunter Home Automation is a system integrator that enables your home to be a complete entity that can exceed the sum of its parts with total home control and monitoring.

System integration empowers you with more than just home control and conveniences, you have peace of mind knowing the status of your home can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. - Pick up a smartphone, mobile phone, land line or computer to control or review your home and systems remotely.

Lighting and thermostat controls, Security cameras and remote access controls

We professionally install home automation products and integrate home technology, provide lighting, audio, video cameras and structured wiring for your existing or new home. Our services range from installing surround sound speakers, mounting flat panel TV's to complete automated home systems with local touchscreen controls as well as remote control of lighting, thermostat, humidity and door locks. Security cameras can be viewed locally or remotely access with full DVR functionality controls.

Many local TV, Internet and Alarm companies like Comcast and ADT are offering some limited automation that comes with their ever increasing never ending monthly fees. What happens with these systems when you change providers? Why not own your system, one that has complete expandability, one you can program yourself, add on yourself?

Lighting Control

Lighting Control

Automated lighting allows you to control lighting throughout your home and from a variety of sources. Smart lighting adds security and energy savings to your home by having lights come on by time or conditions. You have the option of DIY programming and making adjustments yourself or use our services. We can reprogram most items remotely!

Environmental Controls

Enviromental Controls

Thermostats are integrated into your home automation system. Temperature changes based on the time of day is only one of your tools in the arsenal of an intelligent home with environmental controls. Remote monitoring and control can be accessed with Smartphones, ipads, voice only or computers.

Security Systems

Security System

Automation systems provide the ultimate in safety for your family with features not found in standard security systems such as inside and outside turning of lights on in the event of a security alarm, or the air conditioner automatically turning off in the event of a fire to prevent the spreading of smoke throughout the home.

Security cameras

Security Cameras

The best security is to record all the motion activated events from your cameras on a DVR. The Hunter Home installed DVR camera systems integrate with your automation to view locally at home and while away. Even if far away and you just want to view live cameras or need to review what happened a week ago all is available without interrupting the recording of current events.

Automated Door Locks

Automated Door Locks

Step into a new world with automated locks, deadbolts, card and proximity readers. Lock or unlock your door remotely, use your key, code, keypad swipe card or proximity key to open your locks when home. Have your automation system warn you when a door is unlocked based on conditions you prioritize. Automated locks give you peace of mind knowing even forgotten unlocked doors can be controlled from anywhere anytime.

Whole House Audio

Whole House Audio

Whole house audio systems delivers music throughout your home indoors and outdoors. There are a variety of distributed audio systems and configurations. Some simply uses your existing equipment with a single source or can incorporate multi-room multi-source with very specific control of the audio streamed to a particular location. Stream music to different rooms by different genre, artist, random playback or individually created play-lists from a single media server.

Whole House Back-up Stand- by Generators

Stand by back up generators

In today's world we depend on electrical power. The essentials of heating, cooling, refrigeration and lighting as well as cooking or sump pump functions to prevent flooding all require electrical power. Frequent outages are occurring more frequently than ever and lasting longer with devastating effects. If the power ever goes out, your standby backup generator goes on automatically protecting you and your home 24/7.

Telephone Systems

Telephone Systems

Choose one of our "Everything you need is built in systems". Powerful packages of flexible telephone features including voicemail and auto attendants. These systems are tremendous for business or home use directing calls to individuals rooms and mobile phones.

With auto attendants your small business is as big as you like it to look.

Automated Window Coverings

Automated Window Coverings

With so many windows in our homes we just can not spend the time or effort to utilize them. The proper use of your window coverings can significantly contribute to your homes efficient. Once motorized automated window coverings can be forgotten to do as programmed or use the anytime control with the simple convenience of one touch open and one touch closed.

Aging in Place

Aging in place

Home automation offers options for families when determining to extend the aging in place model for a parent. An aging parent home alone can trigger a call for help if needed with just a press of a button when assistance in the home is not available. There is peace of mind when using visual confirmation from remote cameras or remote status of the various functions of the home like lights being on or off, room temperatures at comfortable levels or if a door or window is open.

Home Theater

Home Theater

With the use of a tablet, smartphone or easy one touch remote control, all the required components turn on and are set to the right source. Watch your DVD with a surround sound system, your media player through a direct TV connection, Cable, Gaming or any combination - one button control. All the clutter and confusion of multiple remote are gone!

DIY Automation

DIY

Our Do-It-Yourself program has been designed for the hands on homeowner. Choose to do the work yourself or be the general contractor, you have the information to tackle this project with confidence. We will help you refine your requirements to develop an installation package to fit your needs.

Remote Access

Remote Access

Our systems have been refined to easily interface with you in whatever way you like best or have available in the home or out for remote access. Smartphones, mobile voice only phones, land lines, computers and tablets, all can be used remotely or within the home.

Services

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We provide consulting services for Home Automation and Integration Technology related to Lighting, Audio, Video and Home Networking. When building a new home or upgrading an existing one, decisions on today's technologies can be overwhelming. The most cost effective solutions are choosing the correct one the first time. Let our experience and knowledge help guide you in your decisions.

Home Improvement Remodeling

Home Improvement Remodeling

If you need to upgrade or remodel this is the best time for hard wired installs of home automation.

Please see our home improvement remodeling and construction for all your needs

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Serving Chicago Illinois suburbs from Arlington Heights, Cary and Barrington IL.

Hunter Home Automation services the following suburbs of Chicago Illinois. Arlington Heights IL, Palatine IL, Buffalo Grove IL, Barrington IL, Cary IL, Crystal Lake IL, Algonquin IL, Lake in the Hills IL, Lake Zurich IL, Long Grove IL, Mount (Mt) Prospect IL, Prospect Heights IL, Glenview IL, Inverness IL, Hoffman Estates IL, Roselle IL, Deer Park IL, Kildeer IL, Lincolnshire IL, Schaumburg IL Vernon Hills IL, Northbrook IL, Highland Park IL, Deerfield IL, Libertyville IL, Mundelein IL, Grayslake IL, Streamwood IL, Bartlett IL, Saint Charles IL, Lake Barrington IL, South Barrington IL, North Barrington IL, Barrington Hills IL, Fox River Grove IL, Wheeling IL, Rolling Meadows IL, Des Plaines IL, Elk Grove Village IL, Cook county, Lake county, McHenry county, Kane county, Illinois