So what is home automation? Simply put, home automation puts control of basic home systems and appliances into the hands of the homeowner and provides access from a remote point – like a smartphone app, or a centralized unit inside the home.You can control your home temperature, lighting, and even security systems with the touch of a screen, the swipe of a finger and the sound of your voice.
6 Benefits to Home Automation
Home automation can keep you and your loved ones safe. With automated lights, you don't fumble for keys or the lock and are inside within moments. When you're away, maintain the illusion that you're home with lighting timers.
Door locks are another automated home product that can increase your home security. Worried that the kids didn’t lock the doors, or that someone will discover your not-so-secret hiding place for the extra key? Take control of your home safety from a simple app. With some products, you can even get an alert every time someone enters your home.
2. Energy Efficiency
Increase your home’s energy efficiency by remotely powering off systems and appliances when they aren’t in use. Some products even learn your preferences and schedule, and can detect when you are home. You can get alerts in the event of your home's temperature rising or falling outside of your pre-determined range.
Heating and cooling account for nearly half of your home's energy costs. By letting a smart thermostat manage your home's climate automatically, you will save money as early as your first utility bill.
Don’t you hate having to rely on neighbors to watch your house when you’re gone? With home automation, convenient control of your home is at your fingertips. You don’t have to trust someone else with your most valued possessions.
Ever leave for work in the morning when it was a comfortable 68° outside only to come home to a sweltering house because the temperature reached 90°? Connected home products like our WiFi Thermostats let you conveniently adjust your home temperature from the mobile app so your family is always comfortable.
6. Peace of Mind
Home automation is like a window into your home. Use the app while you're away to turn off the lights, lock the door, and check the temperature.