Technology has enabled us to automate numerous aspects in business. Now, we can enjoy that within the four walls of our homes. Technology is allowing homeowners to run, manage and monitor their homes through their smart phones. Such homes are known as automated or smart homes. Let us look at some benefits of automating your home:
1. Appliance Safety and Lighting Control
Through automation, you get the ability to control appliances in your home from any location with the touch of a button. You can control the lighting too. This allows you to ensure that the lights and appliances are turned off when you are not home, to save on electricity. You can also turn on the lights at specific times to make it look like you are home, thus increasing the safety of your home.
2. Security Through Automated Door Locks
There must have been times when you or your kids rushed out of the house in a hurry and forgot to lock the door. With automated door locks, you can lock your doors with just one touch on your smart device from any place. You will also be alerted whenever someone enters the house allowing you constant monitoring, even when you are away from home.
3. Increases Awareness Through Security Cameras
Security cameras make your home safer. You cannot be home or monitor everything happening in and around the house at all times, but you can automate the security system to provide the kind of security you desire. You can record clips, detect movements and view the activities around your house.
4. Allows You to Adjust Temperature
One of the most unpleasant things is coming to a house that is too warm or too cold. You can bring the temperature to your desired level by controlling the HVAC system but it would take time for the room to reach the desired temperature. With a home automation system in place, you can adjust thermostats from any place so that it is at a comfortable temperature by the time you reach home.
5. Saves Time
Life has become really busy these days and various household chores keep you on your toes. Imagine running back home for a few minutes just to adjust some household item or opening the door for your kids after their school ends. You can manage all that through automation without having to go home. This helps in saving a lot of precious time and promotes productivity.
6. Convenience and Cost Efficiency
Automation lets you control electrical appliances making sure that they are not wasting power when not in use. It gives you the convenience to control different devices even when you are not home. This helps in reducing electric costs and helps you save money.
7. Contributes to Economy
By installing home automation system, you use energy efficiently. This helps in contributing to the economy by utilizing only those ressources that you need.
8. Allows you to be worry-free
You don’t have to obsessively worry about minute things at home as you can keep a constant check on the house, irrespective of where you are. Home automation brings with it peace of mind.
9. Gives You Control Even When You Are Out of Town
Forget about leaving the key with your neighbor when you leave town. With automation, you can schedule a time for them to enter your house to perform chores such as watering plants or feeding your pet, or you can let them in and out through your smartphone. This will relieve you from the worry of someone having an unrestrained access to your belongings or them losing your key. You can also make sure that the chores are being completed as requested.
10. Let’s You Keep a Check on Your Children
The safety of children is the most important thing for any parent. Home automation helps you keep them safe by keeping tabs on them even when you aren’t home. You can open the doors, and keep the porch lit when they get back home in your absence. You can monitor when they come and go, through security cameras.
You cannot put a price on the security of your family. If you are a busy parent, investing in a home automation system will prove to be very beneficial in more than the listed ways.
About the Author: Dan McKee heads up the marketing efforts and provides digital marketing strategies to the marketing team at Service Champions in California.
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