It is hard to ignore that Smart Technology has become an integral part of everyday life. Over 30 million households have some element of smart home technology. The question is why do we need home automation?
Home automation is a technological solution that enables automating electronic, electrical and technology-based tasks within a home. It uses a combination of hardware and software technologies that enable control and management over appliances and devices within a home. In simple terms, it means you can easily control utilities and features of your home via the Internet to make life more convenient and secure and spend less on household bills.
Home automation has progressed from a once luxury item, to a trend and now has become a must have technology. There are many reasons we need home automation and here are just some:
Home automation can form a system that increases your safety. The home automation system can alert you when something is awry. Or simply light your way when you arrive home at night.
Security is one of the top reasons people choose home automation systems. The systems collect information of connected devices and learn when you leave the house to perform tasks like turning off lights, closing the smart garage door or locking smart locks. You can also easily use the smart app to turn off forgotten appliances which can avoid issues like fires.
Being able to control your heating and cooling allows you to control nearly 50% of your energy spending. Technologies such as smart Thermostats, smart appliances and smart lighting can be managed independently or be programmed to control energy usage and increase savings.
Smart Cameras, video doorbells and motion sensor features can help provide better care to your family. You can use a smart camera to know if your child makes it home safely from school or if they are safely playing outside. You can also check in on an elderly relative to make sure they are safe.
With smart home technology you can automate common tasks which can help you save time and be more productive. Instead of wandering around your home turning on light switches so you can walk your dog at night a simple voice command can remotely turn all or any lights you wish to activate. You can remotely answer the door and create a distraction free home office using video doorbells. Home automation helps you manage life on your terms.