Whether you’re building a new house or remodeling your existing one, you may want to consider bringing your home into the 21st century with a home automation system. With hundreds of available apps for your mobile devices, it’s easy to turn your home into its own central command center, running efficiently, smoothly and conveniently. A home automation system benefits you by saving you time, energy and possibly even money.
Before you start, It’s important to determine what you want automated using the convenience of smart technology. Once you decide, consider these home automation system benefits for making your home tech savvy.
Lights are a great place to start when automating your home. Even if you’re miles away, you can turn lights on and off, so it doesn’t look like your home is empty. When arriving home late, turn the lights on in your garage or home. To conserve energy, and money, check to make sure your lights are off during the day.
Doors and Security Systems
Security is a top priority for any homeowner, and with an automated system you can install cameras that stream live feedback to your smartphone, computer or tablet. No matter where you are, you’ll be able to check on the kids, your dog or simply your empty home to make sure everything is safe and secure. If need be, some apps let you contact emergency personnel at the touch of a button.
You can monitor traffic in your home while you’re away, as well. With safety locks installed, you can ensure your home is always locked and receive an alert when someone enters. When the kids get home from school, unlock the doors remotely and lock them again when your children are safely inside. You can even use your smartphone or tablet to open and close your garage door.
Appliances and Heating
Did you ever get to work and suddenly wonder if you turned off the oven? You used to have two choices: You could go all the way back home to check or worry all day. Now, using your smartphone or tablet, you can monitor appliances such as irons, curling irons, televisions and even the oven to make sure they are all off.
Though not as immediate a threat as the oven, all too often we forget to reset the thermostat before leaving home. With an automated system, you can regulate temperatures remotely. Whether you’re away for a day, weekend or extended vacation, you’re in control.
Cons of Automated Home Systems
The biggest concern is with hacking. Just like computers are infiltrated, the same can happen with smartphones and tablets. Keeping your smart gadget secure is a must through password protection and security software.
If you are considering a home automation system for your Dunwoody residence, contact us at Reliable Heating & Air. With years of experience and knowledgeable personnel, we can answer any questions you may have. Our service technicians can install your system properly and safely and have you on your way to high-tech automation with just one call.