The idea of managing all the functions of a home with a centralized control system dates back to the 1930s. Home automation takes the routine, day-to-day activities involved in managing your home and leaves them to a processor, freeing you up to kick back and relax. Once a staple of science fiction fantasies and luxury homes, over the past decade home automation has become a realistic option for the average American homeowner.
The best time to implement your smart home solutions is during your home remodel. Here’s a closer look at some of the biggest benefits that home automation provide:
Savings: Smart thermostats, water-heaters, blinds and light bulbs can be programmed to optimize your energy savings, cutting utility costs over time. >NIGHT TIME or >AWAY modes could be established to diminish overall energy consumption.
Security: Consumers purchase these devices because they want to make their homes safer and more secure. Automated lighting thwarts would-be burglars. Motion sensors trigger lights in front of doors and walkways late at night. Security cameras offer remote monitoring of package deliveries or real-time video of home inhabitants or unwanted visitors. Smart locks can be monitored and changed remotely. If you can’t remember whether you closed the garage door after you left, you can verify remotely with an app. Alternatively, if you forget, a geo fence could be established that will automatically close the garage door when you reach certain distance.
Convenience: Home automation technology can be integrated and programed to performs multiple tasks automatically. Proximity sensors can trigger unlocking your smart lock, turning on your front door light for those nights when you are carrying your grocery bags. >MORNING TIME algorithms can be set so that your morning Alarm clock can trigger your blinds placement, lighting settings, start your coffee maker and turn on your TV morning news.
Control: You can monitor and control what’s happening inside and outside your home at all times.
Comfort: Some people use smart technology to record shows or to play music throughout their home. Martini Nights could be as easy as saying >PARTY TIME and your automation system will set the right atmosphere by playing your favorite jams, setting your blinds, lighting and temperature, and your smart lift kit will raise a hidden gorgeous cabinet with your favorite spirits and cocktail glasses.
Safety: A smoke alarm can automatically shut off the main gas line without human intervention. A water sensor monitors for leaks and triggers the smart water line shut off system before it becomes a major flood.
Peace of Mind: Many of our clients invest in home automation technology for peace of mind. Just imagine monitoring, feeding and playing with your beloved pet while traveling on business. If you can’t remember if you left your oven on, you can check it’s status and turn it off remotely. A new mom or dad can check on their little one and the babysitter from anywhere thanks to smart cameras.
If you want to take a closer look at home automation systems that can be implemented during your home remodel, contact us!