A smart home automation system can save you time and money and allow you to run your life more efficiently all while keeping your home and family safe. Home automation allows access to control many aspects of your home, such as security, climate, and even appliances from a remote location. With easy access through your smartphone or tablet, it doesn’t get much easier to control your home, monitor your children and conserve energy. Here are three ways that home automation can make your life more convenient.
1. Safety and security. A security system is a common, easy way to keep your home and family safe. These systems can be made even better with a home automation system. With home automation, you can be alerted immediately when your alarm system is tripped, rather than waiting for the alarm to notify the provider, who then will notify you. Your home automation system can send a text as soon as your alarm is tripped, and security cameras can be accessed via your smart phone in order to view the breach of your security system. Additionally, automated door locks can bolster the security of your home. It is a common mistake to leave your door unlocked when in a hurry, or sometimes you just can’t remember if you locked the door or not. With an automated system, you can use your smartphone to lock your doors from anywhere.
2. Energy efficiency. Home automation can help manage the energy consumption of your home and, in turn, save you money. Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature without wasting energy can be tedious and inconvenient when you constantly have to adjust your thermostat or window coverings manually in your home. With home automation, you can program your thermostat to change the temperature automatically based on the time of day. For example, the thermostat can be programmed to lower at night to save energy while you sleep and then adjust the temperature again an hour before you wake up, so that your home is at a comfortable temperature in the morning. You can even program the drapes or blinds to open and close at certain times of day to help control the temperature or amount of sun allowed in your home.
3. Wireless. The most convenient part about all of these features of a home automation system is that much of it can be controlled wirelessly through your smart phone. Doors can be locked, lights can be turned on or off, and children can be monitored from anywhere with an app. This can be especially useful when you are out of town. You can ensure your door are locked and turn lights on at certain times to make it appear that someone is home, making your home less of a target for burglars. If you need to have a neighbor come over to feed a pet, then you can make sure the door is unlocked at a certain time so that they can access your home more easily.