Are you considering a smart home but have no idea where to start? Looking at all the smart home gadgets on the market can be extremely overwhelming (especially for those of us who aren’t tech-savvy), which is why we have simplified the process for you! Our smart home options are trusted by us and our expert Smart Home Integrator, Station Earth. Station Earth will install and integrate your smart home technology, so it is ready from day one. You will also be trained on how to use the system so you can feel cool and confident using all your new smart home tech (and so you can show off to your friends).

Why Smart Home? A smart home provides homeowners with security, comfort, and convenience, offering a completely different experience to homeownership. Here’s what an Activa Smart Home can offer you:

1. Lutron Smart Lighting

Smart lighting means you never have to enter a dark home again! With the touch of a button, interior and exterior lights will turn on automatically as you pull into your home’s driveway. Heading out? Save energy by tapping the “away” button to turn your lights off. With an upgrade to Station Earth’s ELAN all-in-one integration system, the “all on” alert button can be integrated with the security system to scare away an intruder instantly. You can also set timers to conveniently schedule lights to turn on when it gets dark and off when it starts to get light out.

Smart lighting is even better when it is integrated with smart shades. At the touch of a button, your shades will operate in perfect unison. You can schedule your shades to strategically lower during the day to prevent harsh UV rays from shining through. Smart shades are offered in a variety of fabric colours and textures for complete design personalization.

As a bonus, all your smart lighting technology can be controlled from anywhere in the world (with good cell service, of course)!

2. Sonos Smart Speakers

Integrate a multi-room audio system throughout your house with Sonos One Wireless Smart Speakers with Built-in Alexa Voice Assistant. Use your voice and the Sonos app to control and manage all your music from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and more.

“Alexa, what’s going on in Waterloo today?”

Ask Alexa to check news and traffic, set a timer, manage smart devices and other helpful tasks using a single Sonos speaker!

3. Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat

Comfort meets efficiency with the Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat. Its room sensor helps manage hot and cold spots ensuring the most comfortable temperature for your home. You can also adjust the temperature and comfort settings right from the Ecobee mobile app on your phone or Apple Watch. Ecobee will sense when no one is home and will automatically enable energy-saving mode. Going on a trip? Save even more by creating a vacation event in the app to let it know you will be away. With built-in Alexa voice service, your thermostat can tell you the news, weather and more… how cool is that?

4. Enhanced Home Security

Feel safe with a WIFI enabled security system! Our security system incorporates carbon monoxide detectors, motion detectors, smoke/heat detectors, door/window sensors, video cameras and door locks to provide your home with 24/7 protection. These smart home functions come together in one system called the UltraSync app. The app turns your smartphone or tablet into a home control center providing quick and convenient access to your whole system, from virtually anywhere.

Take security one step further with a WIFI enabled garage door opener. You can open, close and receive alerts about your garage door on your smartphone. Confidently know that every click sends a secure code to the door opener and it will automatically protect from forced entry.

Add in the Grohe Sense Smart Water Sensor to your package to detect water leaks, frost and humidity. GROHE Sense instantly sends you a notification via the GROHE ONDUS app in case of a detected water leak, so you can resolve the problem right away.

Why Activa Smart home?

Our smart home offerings will enable you to better monitor and control your home’s features. Building with Activa means you can personalize your smart home selections with what matters to you the most, and Station Earth will work with you to set your preferences for your needs and lifestyle. What’s even better is all our smart home options are built into your mortgage, so you don’t have to pay upfront for the cost.

View our Homes + Communities page to learn more about Activa homes!