Smart home automation is very popular these days. With so many security companies, smart thermostats, fridges that tell you what you need from the store, and laundry machines that can be started from a tablet, you may be wondering are there any benefits of transforming your home into a smart home? There are several advantages of automating your home and being connected to your home from wherever you are.
The first step many people take to a connected home is investing in a home security system. From cameras to motion sensors, floodlights, and contact sensors, you can protect your home from porch pirates and figure out how the family pet keeps finding new ways to reach the food you left on the counter.
These systems used to be costly and involved paying a third party to monitor your home, but with the evolution of tech and smartphones, you now can keep an eye on your own home without a monthly subscription fee and even install your system on your own. Protecting your home gives you peace of mind and takes little time to set up. The most challenging part of selecting a security system is selecting what type you want. Systems like Ring, SimpliSafe, Canary, and Google Nest all have different features easily integrate with other technology around your home. Find the configuration that works for your home and integrates best with technology you already have, and you will rest easy knowing your home is secure and accessible from anywhere.
Lower Your Bills
Security systems aren’t the only technology that can now be turned on and off from your smartphone no matter where you are. This is also true for your home lighting and heating/cooling systems. Technology updates to lighs, outlets, thermostats, and HVAC systems allow you to monitor your home’s energy usage. This visibility and easy access to your usage allows you to know more about your home and how efficient it is.
Being connected to your home means you can now turn off any lights you accidentally kept on when you ran out of the house for work. You can not only lower the temperature in your home from your phone, but you can also allow your thermostat to view your location so that your system doesn’t turn on until you are on your way home. This is one way that smart thermostats can help lower your energy bill and keep your home comfortable.
Comfort and Convenience
Overall, the goal of smart home automation is comfort and convenience. One of the best ways to do this is through a voice assistant like Google Home or Amazon Alexa. These devices are compatible with numerous different types of technology, from Smart TVs and streaming services to smartphones, home security systems, smart thermostats, and even smart refrigerators and laundry machines.
By interconnecting all smart technologies in your home, you can control everything from a central location and when that central location is a voice assistant, you can control your home from your couch with just your voice. Ask your voice assistant to arm your alarm, turn the lights down, put Netflix on, and raise the temperature of your thermostat without having to lift a finger. Also, if you are not home, you can still leverage your voice assistant’s app as a hub for all your connected devices and still command tech in your home from one place.
Learn more about how smart home automation and connecting your home through a system like Constellation Connect can not only provide peace of mind but also help keep money in your wallet.