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Living Like George Jetson: Select Automation homes of the future

Written by: Lauren Noel

However cliche the title sounds, it is literally the only way to describe the things that Select Automation of Mandeville has to offer for your home. Security systems of the highest quality, lighting control systems, media and audio systems, or all in one package: anything you can think of to create your very own “smart home,” Select Automation can install and maintain for you.

When I began working on this story, I had no idea what “select automation” even meant. When I spoke with someone from the company, all they told me was that I had to visit the store to get the full effect. Wow, did I ever! I was taken into a conference room set up as a model home with all the different amenities that Select Automation had to offer. From there, it was a presentation of automatic lighting adjustments, security cameras, audio options and movies galore, throughout which my jaw stayed on the floor.

I had no idea these sort of things were available for a home. They offer an audio system that loads (and stores) up to 1,000 CDs (and album artwork) for you to choose from at any time with the push of a button, or a security system that rings all of the phones in the household ring if someone presses the doorbell and allows them to converse through the phone and an intercom outside. Say you are miles away on a beautiful vacation, but you are worried about the safety of your home. Using a “smart phone,” you can check all of your security cameras around the property, ensuring your home’s safety. One last thing that I will mention has to be my favorite of the available options. Using Select Automation’s system, you can set your lighting, television, or audio to a wake-up time, where at any given time your TV or any song will turn on to wake you up, while your lighting can gradually increase over ten minutes to slowly awake you. Now really, how cool is that?

The most important thing Select Automation offers is their certified technicians that install every piece of equipment, including wiring—which, by the way, is installed within the walls of your home, eliminating ANY exposed wiring. It also helps to know that you don’t need to install everything at once, or at all. You can pick and choose from any of their customized packages for what you think is the most beneficial to your home, and you can customize based on pricing—which is also surprisingly not that bad.

I could go on and on describing the things that Select Automation can do for your home. However, the best thing I can recommend is a visit, because that is all it took for me to become convinced, and I am sure you will be, too.

Select Automation
68445 James Street
Mandeville, LA
985.871.7717
www.selectautomation.com