Home automation... smart home technology... domotics (now that's a weird one!)...
Whatever you like to call it, they all refer to the use of electronics that help to integrate technology into our everyday lives through the internet.
Using home automation products, we can automate and control various devices such as lighting, heating / cooling, security systems, entertainment systems, appliances, and much more.
Home automation systems use sensors or controllers to not only monitor systems within the home, but control them too. We can do this using a smartphone, computer or even a tablet. In fact, depending on your setup, you could even do this totally remotely.
So what are the benefits?
Home automation makes it easy to control various aspects of your home from a central location or remotely using a smartphone or other device. This can save time and simplify daily tasks.
We've all had those days where we wished we could pop the heating on before we left the office!
Automated heating and cooling systems can keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round, and smart lighting can create a cozy atmosphere for relaxing or entertaining.
Home automation can help reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills. Automated lighting, HVAC systems, and appliances can be programmed to operate only when needed, and smart thermostats can adjust temperature settings based on occupancy and weather conditions.
I, for one, have been known to run out the door in the morning and leave the lights on... whoops!
Safety and Security
Home automation systems can enhance home security by providing real-time alerts for suspicious activity, allowing remote access to security cameras, and enabling automatic locking of doors and windows.
Parcels are no worry with a smart gate, just buzz the delivery guy in and your parcel will be safe on your property until you arrive.
Home automation can make it easier for people with disabilities or mobility issues to control various aspects of their home, such as lighting and temperature.
Increased Home Value
A home with smart technology features can be more attractive to potential buyers, potentially increasing its value in the real estate market.
We've listed a few of the biggest benefits, but we're sure there are plenty of others.
Check out these best selling home automation products to see what you think!
Loz & Tobes