Smart Devices

Automating your home is more than just a convenience; it can be life-changing. Smart devices allow customers to control their entire home at the touch of a button. Security, safety, comfort, and increased energy savings belong entirely in your hands, and it’s easy to install smart devices right away for immediate use.

Our team at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric has years of experience installing smart devices for homeowners in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and more. We’re familiar with today’s best technology and can quickly set up your home with smart devices.

Contact us today to learn how we can enhance your home with our innovative device services.

What Is a Smart Home?

Making your home “smart” is the ultimate opportunity to control the hard-to-prevent things in life, from rising utility costs to security breaches and beyond. Choosing to make your home “smart” means upgrading your ability to react at a moment’s notice, all from the convenience of your smartphone.   

Thermostats, lighting controls, doorbell cameras, garage doors, exterior door locking systems, shades, and house speakers; there are many examples of how to automate your home into a practical, fully optimized smart home. You have free rein to adjust settings for all these devices from the smart phone that you carry everywhere.

Forgot to lock the door on your way to work? Can’t remember if you lowered your garage door?  Did you leave the lights on?  Simple check and lock, close, turn off, etc. from your phone with smart app technology.     

Benefits of Home Automation

Increased Security and Safety

Smart devices like doorbell cameras, automatic and remote-control door locks, and active alerts help to keep you in the loop and control. Enhance your ability to see and prevent danger with automated home security system technology from your phone.


Automated devices provide real-time updates, remote-control monitoring from your smartphone, and accurate data reports on activity and application use. Set your devices to your preferences, look at the numbers when you please, and adjust your appliance use.  

Increased Energy Efficiency and Savings

With accurate real-time rundowns of energy spending, savvy homeowners never have to worry about spending an extra dollar they don’t want to. 

All appliances can turn off or on when needed and even run on low-energy settings to keep costs down. With energy control and monitoring provided, energy efficiency and savings are guaranteed.

Improved Appliance Functionality

Older appliances use a lot of energy, especially as they age. But unlike older models, intelligent home appliances are specially built to be more durable and energy efficient, even with consistent use over a long period. 

Answer the Door from Anywhere 

Have you lost your keys? With smart device services, it only takes a button to access your home.

You can open the door for whoever you need to, from wherever you are, with smartphone apps that put you in control of the front door. 

Types of Smart Home Devices

Home Security Systems 

Home security systems restore your confidence in your home’s defense. Automated security systems come equipped with an array of security cameras, audio, smart locks, and active alerts to keep your house secure.

Smart Locks and Video Doorbells 

Whether locking the door behind you or locking up for the night, smart locks can be engaged for maximum security with the touch of a button while video and audio assess if there is a threat on your doorstep.


Remote control thermostats keep your energy bill low with minute-to-minute energy consumption monitoring. With the ability to conveniently raise or lower the temperature with the touch of a button, smart thermostats are the best way to cut costs while staying comfortable. Smart thermostats can also alert you if the temperature or humidity in your home rises above or drops below a desired level, allowing you to take action before the situation becomes an emergency.


Energy-efficient lighting can be turned to low-power settings whenever necessary. As a result, you’ll save energy over time and keep your utility bills low. These systems can also be easily programmed to randomly turn lights on and off when not home to make it look like the house is occupied.

Blinds and Shades

Automated blinds and shades are some of the most convenient features of smart device services. Is too much glare from the sun hitting the TV screen? Set the blinds to lower at a particular time of day with your smartphone.  

Water Control

Leaving for vacation? Turn off the water from your phone to reduce the risk of water damage from a leak.  Even when your water is on, these systems can alert you of a leak and automatically turn off the water to minimize damage to your home. 

Voice Device

Sometimes the extra pair of hands you need comes from a reliable voice assistant device. Need to set a timer? Just set voice commands to a voice service module like Amazon Alexa or Google Nest, and it’s done.

Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smart alarms and detectors have been perfected to respond immediately to fire and safety threats. Protecting your home with a new carbon monoxide detector or smoke alarm system will alert you to a threat much faster than the average system. 

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Smart Device Installation in Lincolnshire, IL

Ravinia Plumbing specializes in the professional installation of home automation systems. As leaders in quality and professionalism, making life easier is our mission. We’re happy to learn more about you, your property, and your smart preferences and customize smart device installation to match your needs.

Installing new equipment can be a financial burden. Ravinia Plumbing offers a variety of financing options to help with the overall cost of installing new equipment. Reach out to us today to learn more about your options.

Ready to enhance your home with the latest smart technology? Schedule an appointment online or by phone to speak with a professional about upgrading your home today. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.