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Home Automation Essentials: 6 Tips to Consider


Home automation is part of the "The Internet of Things" and allows us to have access to many household items remotely through a device’s IP address. Home automation has been around for many decades and can encompass everything from your sound system to your AC unit, to even your lights and security system.  

Recently technology has caught up with idea of the interconnected world making it accessible at the touch of your fingertips or with a simple voice command to Josh ai, Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Say your Internet is running slow; you could go to the closet and reboot the modem, or you could quickly say “OK Josh, Reboot Modem”. 

Taking your house to the next level of home automation is a simple process that can begin by considering six essential tips. 

1. What Can Be Controlled

Anything that can be connected to the internet can be controlled with a home control system. Some examples include: 

  • Audio/Video
  • Security System
  • Lighting
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Irrigation
  • Keyless Entry

2. Convenience

Because home automation technology performs tasks automatically, end users experience great convenience. Lots of smart gadgets are compatible with one another, and you can set
different triggers between devices to automate regular home processes. For instance, you could set your smart locks to turn on your smart lighting when you unlock the front door.

3. Comfort

Anyone who lives in Texas knows what it’s like to leave for work in the morning when it was a comfortable 70° outside only to come home to a sweltering house because the temperature shot up to 90°? Connected home products like Wi-Fi thermostats let you adjust your home temperature from a mobile app, so your family is always comfortable. 

4. Peace of Mind

One of the many benefits that come with home automation is less stress. There will be no more worrying if you turned off the lights, locked the door or turned off the television. For busy people who have a lot on their minds, home automation is worth the investment.

5. Safety

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their home. Home automation makes that as simple as a touch of your finger to turn on the lights before you get home, or turn on when you aren’t home to ward off potential robbers. Security cameras offer benefits through either remote monitoring of package deliveries or real-time video of home inhabitants or unwanted visitors.

6. Energy Efficiency

Increase your home’s energy efficiency by being able to remotely power systems and appliances off when they are not being used. In addition to the standard home automation
products that give you active control, there are products available that actively monitor systems and provide homeowners with knowledge, insight, and guidance to achieve greater control and energy efficiency.

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