The term ‘Home Automation’ simply means to operate various parts of the home via smartphone or remote. The process is simple and uses the internet to connect to a variety of appliances such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, security and most electrical items such as televisions and speaker systems.
Technology is rapidly taking over our lives, and using home automation enables the user to control a vast amount of features across the modern home without operating all the individual switches, remotes and buttons. No longer do you have to run around the house frantically, turning the thermostat down before settling to watch your favourite film but realising the lights are too bright, so you have to get up to dim them, then remember the door is unlocked. Finally, you sit down and forget to switch the TV on! Thanks to home automation this five-minute dash can be easily avoided and all those time-consuming tasks are able to be completed from the comfort of your sofa; all on your smartphone.
How To Home Automation
Automation of your home takes you to a whole new level of comfort. Every electrical appliance you can think of is controllable remotely. Not just your TV and heating but kitchen appliances such as your oven, microwave and even your coffee machine. All the appliances on your network can be controlled from anywhere in the world; if you forget to turn the lights off when sunbathing in St Tropez, you can switch them off without pause for thought! Have you ever set off for work and forgot to turn on your washing machine? Menial tasks like this are easily controlled from any distance so you no longer have to worry about doing little jobs before you leave, for your new, intelligent house will complete them for you.
Intruders and security worries are a thing of the past when you have an automated home. Automatic locks mean you can control which doors are open and shut from anywhere and if you ever forget to lock up; one tap and it is solved. Who needs keys anyway? Installing security cameras allow you to monitor your home constantly and motion detectors can be fitted to alert you of any unscrupulous movement. What’s more, if you suspect you have a worrying, unwanted visitor in your house while you’re not in, one button can notify the authorities instantly.
There is a lot of money to be saved with home automation as well. Being able to remotely control your lighting means high electricity bills are a thing of the past and the ability to adjust the thermostat means you can modify the temperature of your home to lower energy bills, why waste energy by having your home heated when you’re not in?