Control Home Temperature Remotely With Home Temperature SensorsBy Home Security Source Nov 2, 2010 | 2:05:00 pmPosted in: Fire Prevention
With today’s automated technology capabilities, keeping track of what’s going on at home has never been easier. All you really need is a smart phone or a mobile web connection to monitor and control everything in your home—including the temperature. Basic wireless home automation systems (also referred to as smart home technology) let you connect every electric and electronic device and appliance in your home to a single “home network.” Then you can do everything from locking and unlocking the doors to adjusting the lights, switching on the coffeemaker and controlling the temperature. When the temperature in a monitored room gets too hot or too cold, you receive an alert—and can remotely fix the problem. Consider adding home temperature sensors to your automated home network. They’re an especially good idea in a variety of situations, such as:
1. Watching over your baby and small children. Even if your infant is in a separate room while you’re at home, a temperature issue can be dealt with immediately when you’re warned by a temperature sensor. It can also add peace of mind when you have a babysitter or relative watching the kids while you are out.
2. Protecting your property from damage. Some items in your home require specific temperature and humidity conditions—computers and electronics, fine furniture, wines and spirits are sensitive to both heat and cold.
3. Preventing fatal fires. Home temperature sensors work together with smoke detectors. They can sense temperature rising in a room that might lead to combustion or indicate that a fire has already broken out. Temperature sensors should never replace smoke detectors since they alert you to the earliest sign of fire. But they certainly can enhance the system you have. Temperature sensors work best in areas of your home that smoke detectors cannot reach or rooms where the temperature tends to remain constant.
4. Defend against winter-related damage. If you live in a part of the country where freezing temperatures are a normal winter occurrence, temperature sensors are crucial. They can indicate of conditions inside the house could lead to freezing pipes or other effects that could cause serious damage to your home.
Home temperature sensors are an important part of any home security system. Look for one ideally that’s wireless, can send you alerts by phone, text or e-mail and works seamlessly with your burglar/home invasion security system. Home automation makes all of this possible, putting controls for everything in your home in the palm of your hand.
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