Home Control

Home Control refers to the advanced electronic systems, entertainment and environmental, that can be operated through a simple user interface. This technology eliminates the need to walk from room to room to adjust drapes, lights, temperature, and audio/video components. Whether from an easy-to-use color touchpanel, a wireless remote control, a computer (locally and/or remotely), or a customized keypad, total control is always at your fingertips.

“Anyone building a custom home would be foolish not to put in a home control system from DFA. Quality of life is turning all the lights off , adjusting the temperatures and arming the alarm system from my bed side table”.

JLT

LIGHTING CONTROL

Good lighting design not only makes a room comfortable and functional, but it can create moods just like music. Having the ability to control lighting levels and create scenes throughout your house lets you create just the right atmosphere for dining, entertaining, reading or watching a movie with the touch of a single button. In addition to these intrinsic benefits, lighting control also offers increased security for your family and long-term savings in energy costs and bulb replacement.


Set individual lights or groups of lights to the exact brightness you want for a particular activity — and recall that setting at the touch of a button. You can integrate lighting control with other functions of your home electronics system, like having the lights dim automatically when you start a movie, or having them turn on when you come into the house. Best of all, DFA's lighting solutions help you stay green with dimmers throughout your home; all without sacrificing the aesthetics of incandescent lighting.

Your lights also become an extension to your home security system. If an intruder is detected, all of the controlled lights in the house are turned on to scare away the intruder, while the exterior lights flash to alert neighbors. Lights cannot be turned off using the wall switches until the alarm is reset. If the fire alarm is triggered at night, lights in the halls are brought up to a low level to guide you and your family to exits while the exterior lights flash to alert neighbors and make it easy for the fire department to find your home.

You can also monitor and control lights in other rooms from predetermined master control locations such as the master suite or main entry; all from an easy-to-use engraved keypad. For instance, when you wake up in the middle of the night yearning for a midnight snack, one button at your bedside will turn on the lights you need all the way to the kitchen. When you get back to bed, the same button turns all the lights off.

CLIMATE CONTROL

For homes with multiple HVAC zones, DFA allows you to check and control your home’s climate from more convenient locations, like your kitchen, and hide the thermostats in a closet — no more traipsing up and down the stairs to check on the kids or the basement!

ACCESS CONTROL

From remotely operating a driveway gate to remote door unlocking, access control integrates with home control systems to increase safety and convenience within your home.