Home automation is a hot topic. Technology continues to evolve in the home automation space, making your home smarter than ever. The rise in wireless technology and connectivity means that there are more opportunities now to create a home automation system. Home automation is exactly what it sounds like; automating the ability to control various items across your home such as clocks, speakers, lights, doorbells, cameras, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it – with a simple push of a button or a voice command.
As we speak of the latest technology, IoT (Internet of Things) is the first one that crosses our mind. This new-age technology has come up as a real tool to turn our dreams into reality. The range of smart products continues to grow. There are video doorbells, home security systems, thermostats, smart lights, smart plugs, smoke and flood detectors, and even smart locks for the front door of your home. All now available to be controlled by smart & secure wireless technology. Home automation is no longer a fantasy that found a place only in your secret scrapbooks. It has become a reality, which we are more than happy to embrace.
In this article, we have listed top 5 ways home automation can change your life and lifestyle.
Improved home safety and security
Amidst all the fun and entertainment perks of home automation like giving commands to smart devices to switch ON/ OFF lights, turn on AC or open the door, security is one of the most important aspects of home automation. Home automation provides a wide range of options to make your home a lot more safe and secure. There are different types of home security systems available such as CCTV camera, video door phones/ video intercom, wireless home security systems, biometric, 360° PIR motion sensor with a light sensor (ceiling mounted), burglar alarms, anti-theft motion sensor alarm, padlocks, and hidden camera. Having any of these systems installed in your home will help you remotely know when there is a visitor at your door or when burglars are trying to break-in your home. These smart security systems will make sure that your valuables and family members are always safe and sound.
Better connectivity between smart devices
Everyday appliances like washing machine, AC, geyser, vacuum cleaner, microwave, TV, refrigerator have been making our daily chores convenient, but what if we told you that something could make these appliances not just convenient but smart too! Imagine all these appliances doing their respective jobs without you having to touch them. Your one simple voice command will get your clothes washed, your AC will be turned on before you even reach home, your refrigerator will keep track of expiration dates of your edible items, your geyser will be ready with hot water even before you wake up, and the list goes on. IoT is an integral part of home automation, connectivity between various systems and appliances over the internet makes life unimaginably convenient and wonderful! It’s just a matter of one smart device that can make all the difference.
Control your home remotely
Did you forget to switch off the lights before stepping out of the house? Oh, you left the bedroom AC on only to realize at the airport check-in! Or maybe something more serious that you are not sure if you turn off the gas stove? Well, if you have a tendency to forget things every now and then, you can still relax as home automation has got your back. Whether it’s your AC, TV, washing machine, lights, door, gas or geyser, you can control everything through your smartphone even if you are miles away from your home. With such smart solutions, you can experience a more peaceful and connected living.
It’s all about convenience
Imagine coming home from work and unlocking your front door with your smartphone or fingerprint instead of digging around for your keys. Once you’re inside, the lights come on automatically, the AC has already made your room cool and your latest favorite musical playlist starts playing over your speakers. To make your mornings more pleasant, you have a smart coffee maker which can brew you a fresh cup as soon as your alarm goes off. Going through a tight work schedule and not getting the time to water your plants? No need to worry, as houseplants and lawns can be watered by way of connected timers. Convenience is redefined when you have all of the everyday “things” connected to the internet so they can interact with minimal to no manual intervention, thereby, giving us an opportunity to enjoy life to its fullest.
Turn your home green
Embracing home automation is a good way of going green or embracing the challenge of conserving energy. People often leave their lights, fans ON or forget to put them off when they leave for work. Also, you should not leave your thermostat ON all day simply because you need to find the house warm or cool when you get back. However, you can set a timer and ensure it adjusts the temperature just as you like it when you get back. Since you can control all your appliances remotely through your smartphone you can switch them ON/ OFF anytime from anywhere. The choice will be yours to make. This way, you will also save on your monthly electricity bill.
So put a step forward in the future and bring your home to the pinnacle of technology with a professionally installed home automation system. People’s lifestyles will change for the better and in a lot of ways than the few listed above. So go ahead and say ‘hello’ to next-gen living.