For maximum comfort and security, make sure your home is automated! Developed a few years ago, home automation offers you smart home management with ambient lighting and sound alerts. With one tap, all your indoor features are at your fingertips.
At first, home automation simply automated a home. These days, we talk about home automation 2.0, or smart homes. The various parts of your home are not only automated and controlled remotely, but they also communicate with each other to better handle the day-to-day. The main benefit of smart homes is that you can use a smartphone or a tablet to control your home no matter where you are.
Comfort, energy efficiency, and security are the hallmarks of home automation 2.0
There are many opportunities available for comfort. Close your blinds or program when they should open based on the sun by letting in light and heat in the winter and keeping your home cool in the summer. You can also program your sprinkler system or play your favorite music when you wake up or come home.
In terms of security, thanks to home automation, you can be alerted in the event of a water leak, fire, or attempted break-in. Home automation can also be used to make it seem like someone is home. You can program random lighting, the TV, or blinds opening and closing while you're on vacation or even just out for the night. This is an excellent deterrent for would-be burglars.
Furthermore, by controlling the blinds and heating based on the season, the home automation system helps you save energy and thus money. You are able to carefully monitor your electricity, water, and gas usage.
Heading out? Just by activating the alarm on your way out the door, the heater will be switched to economy mode and all the lights and appliances left in standby mode will be turned off, thus reducing your energy use when you're away.
Want to give home automation a try? Contact a professional in the industry who can provide advice and answer your questions. Additionally, electricians are being trained more and more in these systems and can help you with the process.