Smart homes are no longer the realm of science fiction movies – they’re here, today, and you can transform your home for a surprisingly affordable budget!
If smart homes are designed for one thing it’s to make life easier for homeowners.
Smart homes have everything you need at your fingertips via your phone.
You can control everything, from turning on the lights, locking the doors, or watching a movie, and all without getting up from your chair.
A fully integrated home automation system allows you to have complete control over your domain, and if you incorporate voice command systems such as Alexa or Google Home, then you don’t even need your phone!
Simply command your home to play a song or open the blinds and it’s done!
A smart home brings home comforts
If your home should be anything, it should be comfortable.
Smart homes reduce the work by automatically making things perfect for you, sometimes without you even noticing!
When it comes to the temperature, you’ll never be too hot or too cold again.
Home automation can help regulate the temperature of your house in a way that’s both timed to perfection and cost-efficient, keeping you in that perfect “Goldilocks zone”.
Sensors can detect when the temperature drops and adjust the thermostat accordingly. Conversely, when it gets too hot during the summer months, the air conditioner will kick in.
The same goes for the lighting in your home.
As the sun sets lights can be programmed to gradually come on, and before you even know it, it’s dark outside!
Curtains, drapes, and blinds will close automatically, saving you’re the time and effort – especially handy if you’re not at home.
Smart homes are tailored for the whole family
One of the great things about smart homes and home automation is the fact that it can be compartmentalised, meaning each room in the house can have its own settings.
If the living room is taking in the sun all day and is too hot, then the air conditioning can be set in that room alone while the heating is on in the kid’s room.
If you have a teenager who spends all day in their room, then let them listen to their favourite music or watch their movies while you do your thing in the kitchen.
Smart homes simultaneously bring a family together while giving everyone their own preferences and freedoms.
This even applies to pets! Anyone who needs to go to work and feels guilty about leaving their fur-baby behind all day can set up a “pet cam” to keep an eye on them.
These are usually positioned low down so you can see them up close and personal, and some even have two-way speakers so you can chat with them!
Smart homes mean safety first
Perhaps the best reason to invest in a smart home is the security aspect.
The incredible ways in which home automation can make your family, your home, and your possessions safer is worth the initial investment alone.
A modern smart home comes equipped with advanced security cameras, so there’s no more peeking out the window when a stranger comes visiting.
Two-way communication with callers makes it easy to decide whether or not to open the door, and even if you’re on holiday you can still use your smart phone to see who’s knocking.
This is very helpful when kids are home alone after school or on the weekends – the last thing you want is them opening the door to a stranger and saying “My mum isn’t home right now!”
Your phone also comes in handy if you’ve ever left the house and forgot to lock up. Again, a simple tap of a button and your home is secured!
Garage doors, windows and even pool covers can all be closed from anywhere in the world using your phone, and smart locks can even be programmed to only let certain people in.
This allows everyone in the family to have their own code, meaning you know exactly who’s home and when.
Discover why smart homes are the future
Home automation brings your home life to new levels of comfort, convenience and security. Imagine saying “Movie night!” and the blinds close, the lights dim, and Netflix automatically comes on the TV. Smart homes give you total control over everyday tasks, from switching the lights on as it starts to get dark, to turning the heating up when it gets a bit chilly.
You can play your favourite music in the kitchen while making dinner at the same time as the kids are listening to theirs in their bedrooms.
Full home automation gives you complete remote access to your home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter where you are in the world.
Knowing you and your family are safer at night is a peace of mind that money can’t buy.
If you are interested in knowing more about transforming your house into a smart home, then give us a call today.
Our team are experts in a wide range of electrical machinery and home automation appliances, whether it’s installing, repairing or optimising the latest systems.
We take pride in every part of our work and we want to make sure each and every one of our clients receive the very best service.
Our friendly and experienced engineers will be happy to talk you through any questions you may have about automation, including systems, prices, and setup.
Smart homes will be commonplace in the very near future, so why are you waiting?
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