The Benefits of Home AutomationBy Home Security Source Oct 30 , 2010 | 9:05:00 amPosted in: Home, Home Automation
Home automation ranges across a variety of functions including remotely controlling your home security system to using voice recognition to turn off all the lights in your home. For general purposes, home automation can be defined as accessing or controlling many of your home’s appliances from a remote or centralized location.
Home automation may sound complex and expensive, but many home automation devices are surprisingly affordable and simple to install. Imagine having automatic lighting control, video surveillance accessible from your cell phone and smart appliances that think for you and determine how to conserve energy and lower your bills. All of this is controlled with home automation!
Here are some benefits of home automation:
Enjoy the convenience of accessing many devices within your home remotely, or from a central location. You can turn off all the lights in your home without having to get out of your bed. Turn your home alarm system on/off from your cell phone. Or use voice recognition to control appliances around the house.
#2 Energy Efficiency & Savings
Many home automation products, often called “smart” products, will help you manage your energy consumption. For example, you can automate your thermostat to adjust settings throughout the day based around the times you are home.
Some “smart” devices can also sync up your appliances with real-time energy information. This helps your home appliances know the most cost-effective times to operate. For example, your dishwasher may run at 2am because this is the best time for the lowest price.
#3 Home Security
Home automation has some fantastic security benefits. Check in on your home from a remote location and you can have true peace of mind knowing what is going on in your home during any day of the week, at any hour. Have real time videos of your home delivered upon request to your cell phone or a computer. You can access your home alarm system remotely and set automatic entry times for expected visitors. Some home automation systems will alert you, by phone or email, if there are any unusual movements within your home.
Home automation products provide convenience by saving you time and effort performing household tasks; can help conserve energy and save money by reducing your home’s energy consumption; and offers you peace of mind with state of the art security features. Be sure to check out the home automation products available in your area.
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