Welcome to our blog article on home automation, where we explore how incorporating smart devices into your home can bring technology and convenience to your lifestyle. From security cameras and smart plugs to smart lights and locks, we'll discuss the benefits and ease of automation, as well as recommend some of our favorite brands to help you get started on your home automation journey.
Automating your home is one of the easiest ways to bring technology and convenience to your lifestyle. As technology becomes more enhanced and more user friendly many more brands and options for smart devices come into the market. Technology has added so much convenience to our lives so your home should be no different.
Let’s begin with security cameras; these increase the protection of your home, your family, and your property. Security cameras can all be automated to an app on your mobile device. Security cameras give you the ability to view your home from anywhere. You can adjust the camera view, zoom in or zoom out, and many security systems have a deter feature to discourage people from approaching your property.
Incorporating smart plugs into your home is one of the fastest and most inexpensive ways to automate your home. Installation of smart plugs is very minimal. Purchase the plugs and plug them into existing outlets. Then on the app, connect to wifi, and you can control whatever is plugged into those outlets by using voice commands or your smartphone. Upgrading to smart plus will also help you save money because you can control when and for how long you
Smart lights are incredibly useful. Many smart switches are now also light dimmers so you can create ambiance in each room of your home. Many are easy to install yourself as well with step-by-step directions, some companies even provide videos to help you instal them. These can also help you to save money. Forget to shut off the lights when you left the house? No worries! Use your apple watch or google home app to shut them off remotely. Already tucked in the kids and forgot to shut off the lights downstairs and don’t want to walk back down to shut them off? Get into bed and shut them off from there. You never have to worry about a light being on all night, wasting electricity, and driving up your bill.
In the same way that smart switches and security cameras not only give you protection and convenience, smart locks also give you control of your home even when you’re on the go. Smart locks can open and close all doors remotely, even your garage door. Smart locks give you full control over your home, they are very hard locks for an intruder to pick and will also send alerts in case someone does attempt to break or disarm the device. This will give you and your family the peace of mind that your home is secure.
Need help getting started? Here are our recommended and favorite brands for home automation; Sony, LumenCache, SAVANT, harmon/kardon, and Martin Logan.