What can Home Automation Do for You. Credit: Safehome.com
We live in a time unlike any other. With so many technological advancements at our fingertips, our lives are made easier, which is fortunate considering the fast-paced lives most
of us lead. In recent years, great strides have been made in making homes a bit more “tech
savvy.” This technology, in short, allows the homeowner to run his or her home while away
through a remote, often on a Smartphone or IPad. In fact, these homes have been labeled as
being “smart,” due to the fact that they can seemingly think on their own. This ability to
“think,” also known as being an automated home, helps homeowners in a number of ways:
10, in fact. What are the ways in which a home automation system can benefit you?
Appliance and Lighting Control
Control your house through your cell phone or computer.
You have the ability to control the small appliances and lighting, again with the simple tap
of your finger on your favorite technological device. You can always check to make sure your
daughter turned off her curling iron or ensure that your oven has been turned off from the
morning family breakfast. Your home and family also enjoy an added measure of safety
through your ability to control the lights in your home. Not only does this allow you to make
sure lights are off when you are gone to save electricity, it also allows you to turn them on at
specific times if you would like it to look like you are home. This also helps increase the
safety and security of your home.
Automated Door Locks
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of an automated system in your home is automated
door locks. How often have you left for work in the morning only to realize that you forgot to
lock your front door? Through an automated system, you can lock your doors with the tap of
your finger. This quickly eases your mind, so you can focus on your day’s work rather than
who may or may not be entering your home. This is also a great benefit for you if you have to
leave to work before your children leave for school. Often, children run out the door to catch
the bus and forget to lock the door. You can easily have control of the situation by locking
the door from your office each day. The fact that you can be alerted each time someone
enters your home also allows you to monitor who is entering your home at all times, even
when you are not there.
We just cannot be everywhere at once. This means that we often miss things that happen,
perhaps even in our own home or yard. With a home automation system, you can easily see
what is happening. Now you can make sure no unwelcome guests arrive unbeknownst to
you or your family. Security cameras increase family safety by recording clips when
detecting movement or at specific times of the day or night.
Often, we leave for work early in the morning and forget to adjust our thermostat. As a
result, we come home to a house that is severely too hot or too cold. This is inconvenient, as
it usually takes a good amount of time for the household temperature to increase or
decrease after being adjusted. However, with a home automation system, you can simply
adjust the thermostat from the convenience of your office a few hours before heading
home. This is both cost effective and saves on energy, and it helps you stay “on top of” your
life when you have to run out the door first thing in the morning without considering much
else besides arriving to work on time
It is no secret that today’s world is busier than in days' past. If you are like most people, you
are constantly running from place to place, working to accomplish everything on your
never-ending “to-do” list. Because of the high-tech nature of a home automation system,
you never have to worry about running home to open the door for your children after
school or making a quick stop at home in order to adjust household items. In short, you
easily save precious time and experience more daily productivity.
Saves Money and Increases Convenience
As mentioned earlier, a home automation system saves money. The most
beneficial impact the system will have is on your monthly utility bill. No longer
will you be spending money for household appliances left on in your family’s
absence. You will also save on gas costs, as you will never need to stop by the
house in order to turn something off or on. This is certainly convenient. You will
have complete control to make sure costs are low without exerting any
Know when the neighbor comes to borrow a tool or get a reminder
when your garage has been left open by mistake.
Increases Peace of Mind
worry about whether or not they have taken care of everything at home before
leaving for the day, a home automation system is a perfect investment. In short,
it offers peace of mind. This is quite beneficial for those individuals who leave
each day, obsessively worrying if everything is in order. With so many stresses in
daily life, it is nice to take at least one off the list by being able to see what is
going on at home without physically being there.
Allows You Control When Out of Town
Have you ever gone out of town and given a key to a neighbor? Many do this in
order to allow the neighbor to perform household chores that cannot be
neglected such as feeding the plant, taking care of the dog, or delivering the
mail. A home automation system allows you just a bit more control than simply
turning over a key, which is a great relief to some homeowners. You can easily
set up a time for the person to enter your home and let him or her in yourself
through your smartphone or IPad.
This allows you to stay in control of the situation. You no longer need to worry
about the neighbor losing that key or having complete, unrestrained access to
your belongings. In addition, you can make sure the chores are actually being
completed, so you do not have any surprises when you return home.
Keep Tabs On Your Children
Through the home automation system, you can easily keep tabs on your
children. You can ensure that they make it safely into the house each night,
letting them in without getting out of bed to greet them. You can also see their
comings and goings on security cameras, as well as make sure the porch is lit
when they arrive home.
This helps you keep them safe, as well as helps you know what they are up to
each day, which can be quite helpful for a busy parent. In sum, investing in a
home automation system will benefit you in several ways. It is cost effective. It
will save you time and energy. And perhaps the most important? It will keep you
and your family safe and your home secure.