Home automation is the transformation of a home or any other living space into a smart home, to ensure convenience, and an elevated living standard. In this modern era, you can control so many aspects of your home, such as the lighting, security entertainment and home climate systems, just by the touch of a button that’s located on your touch panel or a remote control.
What are some of the reasons why you should consider home automation as a home owner?
When it comes to home automation, you are able to:
- Monitor and scan your entire property
You have the advantage of monitoring and scanning your entire home and other property using installed security cameras that also lets you know when there is an intruder or when there is a break-in in your home, when you have automated your home security system. You can also arm an alarm when you are off to work and have forgotten to arm it. You can as well disarm the same, from a mobile device such as a smart phone or a remote control.
- Controlling the lighting systems and other electrical appliances
With lighting controls such as motion detectors, occupancy sensors, vacancy sensors and scheduled lighting controls, you can switch on or off the lights in your automated home even when you are away from your property. The motion sensors let you know when there is an intrusion or a trespasser in your backyard or lawn by switching on security lights outside your home. You will then have enough time to alert the authorities who will respond to your emergency.
Other electrical gadgets such as a kitchen microwave may also be switched on or off when they are connected to a smart power point device that can be switched on or off from s smart hub or a central controller.
- Controlling your garage doors and other points of entrance
Another amazing task you could perform using home automation technology is opening and closing your garage door and other points of entrances such as windows and doors inside your smart, automated home. When you are rushing for work in the morning, you don’t have to worry about any unclosed garage door since you can shut any door just by the touch of a button on your smart hub or remote control.
You therefore don’t have to be physically present to close all doors and windows since home automation makes the execution of such tasks very possible.
- Controlling your water and irrigation system.
You can as well control your lawn irrigation using a smart water sprinkler that can be switched on or off just by the touch of a button; or scheduled to sprinkle water and then stop at a specified time. There are other things you could do using home automation. The application of the home automation technology is seamlessly endless. Whether you want to shop, control your home entertainment system or fire and safety systems, home automation makes their control possible remotely.