16 Benefits of Home Automation

September 18, 2017

16 Benefits of Home Automation

Home Automation, or a smart home, is a very exciting initiative for any homeowner. A smart home can bring you peace of mind and allows you to do the things that are important to you and your family whilst being secure in the knowledge that your home is safe. 

Here are 16 Benefits of Home Automation.

1. Convenience

A smart home is convenient. They will save you time and frustration. 

With a smart home, you won’t have to perform mundane tasks so you have more time for those important things in your life. 

You can control everything like your TV, lights, alarm from your smartphone. If you forget to turn the lights on or off, change your TV, turn the alarm these can easily be fixed by using your smartphone. 

No need to rush back and forth or be worried of you forgot to do something you can easily check with your smartphone.

2. Add Value to Your Home

A home that embraces and uses this new technology will become a selling point for your home.

All the peace of mind that comes with a smart home will add value to the home.

A prospective purchaser will be easily attracted to a home that has all the control of a smart home. 

3. Save Money

When you can control all the functions of your home via your smartphone you no longer will be caught out leaving light on, forgetting to turn the air conditioner off or down.

The ability to control all these functions of the home will save you from wasting energy and thus save you money. No need for high electricity bills when you are in control.

Home automation can aid with energy efficiency. Having precise control over the power used as well as the temperature can ensure that your home is more energy efficient.

This is why smart homes are a part of the appliances that you can use to be more environmentally conscious in your home.

Depending on the system that you have in your home, it can suggest energy efficient settings. 

4. Control from Anywhere

You can control everything in your home from anywhere in the world. As long as you are connected to WiFi then you are in control.

If you ever used to give a key to a neighbour to do the chores whilst you are on holiday then this is a thing of the past. You can set up a time when the neighbour will go to your home to bring in the mail, feed the dog etc and you allow them access through your smartphone.

No need to worry about the neighbour losing the key or if they remembered to lock the house. You will control it all.

Remote control of home functions. Don’t underestimate the power of being able to control your home’s functions from a distance. On an exceptionally hot day, you can order your house to become cooler in just enough time before you get home from work.

If you’re in a hurry to get dinner started but you’re still at the store, you can have your oven start to preheat while you’re still on your way home.

You can even check to see if you left the lights on, who is at your front door, or make sure you turned off all your media while you’re away.

5. Customize

You can customize your home to suit your personal needs.

You can add as many or as few features as you desire. 

This way you can make sure you are adding to your life and enjoyment. You can add different devices as you go forward and your needs change. 

The devices should be to help you improve your life not complicate it. 

A smart oven will assist you with cooking your chicken to perfection -- without ever worrying about overcooking or undercooking it.

An intelligently designed home theater and audio system can make managing your movie and music collection effortless when entertaining guests.

Ultimately, connecting your appliances and other systems with automation technology will improve your appliance effectiveness and overall make your home life much more easier and enjoyable! 

6. Improve Safety with Appliance and Lighting Control

Home automation will improve the safety of you and your family.

You can check that you turned off all the appliances when you left in a rush in the morning. By simply checking with your smartphone you can check that the iron or curling wand was turned off, the oven wasn’t left on and that the coffee machine is set to go on later.

By simply checking with your smartphone you can check that the iron or curling wand was turned off, the oven wasn’t left on and that the coffee machine is set to go on later.

Being able to turn the lights on at any time from anywhere will improve your safety.

If you come home late and you want the front light on so you can find your keys, or turn lights on in the house if you get delayed.

7. Improved Security Through Automated Door Locks

How often have you left for work in the morning only to realize that you forgot to lock your front door?

Through an automated system, you can lock your doors with the tap of your finger. This quickly eases your mind, so you can focus on your day’s work rather than who may or may not be entering your home.

It is a great benefit for you if you have to leave to work before your children leave for school. Often, children run out the door to catch the bus and forget to lock the door. You can easily have control of the situation by locking the door from your office each day.

The fact that you can be alerted each time someone enters your home also allows you to monitor who is entering your home at all times, even when you are not there.

8. Increased Awareness Through Security Cameras

With a home automation system, you can easily see what is happening at your home any time of the day.

You can make sure no unwelcome guests arrive unbeknownst to you or your family.

Security cameras increase family safety by recording clips when detecting movement or at specific times of the day or night.

When you incorporate security and surveillance features in your smart home network, your home security can skyrocket. Home automation systems can connect motion detectors, surveillance cameras, automated door locks, and other tangible security measures throughout your home so you can activate them from one mobile device before heading to bed.

Home automation systems can connect motion detectors, surveillance cameras, automated door locks, and other tangible security measures throughout your home so you can activate them from one mobile device before heading to bed.

You can choose to receive security alerts on your various devices depending on the time of day an alert goes off, and monitor activities in real-time whether you’re in the house or halfway around the globe.

9. Improve Comfort with Temperature Adjustment

Often, we leave for work early in the morning and forget to adjust our thermostat. As a result, we come home to a house that is severely too hot or too cold.

This is inconvenient, as it usually takes a good amount of time for the household temperature to increase or decrease after being adjusted.

With a home automation system, you can simply adjust the thermostat from the convenience of your office a few hours before heading home. This is both cost effective and saves on energy, and it helps you stay “on top of” your life when you have run out the door first thing in the morning without considering much else besides arriving to work on time.

This is both cost-effective and saves on energy, and it helps you stay “on top of” your life when you have run out the door first thing in the morning without considering much else besides arriving to work on time.

10. Increased energy efficiency.

Depending on how you use your smart-home technology, it’s possible to make your space more energy-efficient.

For example, you can have more precise control over the heating and cooling of your home with a programmable smart thermostat that learns your schedule and temperature preferences, and then suggests the best energy efficient settings throughout the day.

Lights and motorized shades can be programed to switch to an evening mode as the sun sets, or lights can turn on and off automatically when you enter or leave the room, so you never have to worry about wasting energy.

11. Saves Time

It is no secret that today’s world is busier than in days past. If you are like most people, you are constantly running from place to place, working to accomplish everything on your never-ending “to-do” list.

Because of the high-tech nature of a home automation system, you never have to worry about running home to open the door for your children after school or making a quick stop at home in order to adjust household items.

You easily save precious time and experience more daily productivity.

12. Contributes to Economy

Simply put, you are contributing to the economy when you purchase and utilize a home automation system.

You ensure that you are only using the energy and resources that are necessary while you are home.

13. Increases Peace of Mind

For those who habitually worry about whether or not they have taken care of everything at home before leaving for the day, a home automation system is a perfect investment.

In short, it offers peace of mind. This is quite beneficial for those individuals who leave each day, obsessively worrying if everything is in order.

With so many stresses in daily life, it is nice to take at least one off the list by being able to see what is going on at home without physically being there.

14. Keeps Tabs On Your Children

Through the home automation system, you can easily keep tabs on your children.

You can ensure that they make it safely into the house each night, letting them in without getting out of bed to greet them. You can also see their comings and goings on security cameras, as well as make sure the porch is lit when they arrive home.

This helps you keep them safe, as well as helps you know what they are up to each day, which can be quite helpful for a busy parent.

15. Flexibility

Smart home systems tend to be wonderfully flexible when it comes to the accommodation of new devices and appliances and other technology.

No matter how state-of-the-art your appliances seem today, there will be newer, more impressive models developed as time goes on.

Beyond that, you’ll probably add to your suite of devices as you replace the older ones or discover new technology to accompany your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Being able to integrate these newcomers seamlessly will make your job as a homeowner much easier, and allow you to keep upgrading to the latest lifestyle technology.

16. Home management insights.

There’s also something to be said for your ability to tap into insights on how your home operates.

You can monitor how often you watch TV (and what you watch), what kind of meals you cook in your oven, the type of foods you keep in your refrigerator and your energy consumption habits over time.

From these insights, you may be able to analyze your daily habits and behaviours and make adjustments to live the lifestyle you desire.

As you can see there are many benefits to having a smart home.

The great thing is you can start small and just add new features as you like

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