You likely have a jam-packed schedule, a dozen places to be everyday, and and endless to-do list or things to remember. Luckily, you live in a world so technologically advanced that many of your chores, to-do’s and other tasks can be easily taken care of through the touch of a button with home automation.
Many who are unfamiliar with the options and possibilities that come with home automation might be skeptical to try this new advancement in technology, however this investment will save you time, money and stress if properly utilized. Here are four specific ways that the most advanced developments in home automation will make your life easier.
Smart Devices Can Inform You When They are Low on Supplies
It’s a tragic day when you have to start the morning with a refrigerator that has just a few scraps left in it and some spoiled milk. It’s even worse when you don’t have any laundry detergent or fabric softener to do wash your clothes with. These are just some events that an automated home could actually help you avoid. Smart devices connected to a smart home can alert you when you’re running low on the supplies you need. That includes everything from eggs and milk to laundry detergent.
Obviously, this is where home automation connected to your smartphone can be helpful—it provides you with a reminder while you’re out and about so you can pick up a gallon of milk or some soap while you’re out and about.
Home Automation Helps you Conserve Energy (Energy = Money)
Home automation can make things like closing the blinds and drapes, turning down the thermostat, and turning off energy wasters like your home entertainment system possible, even while you’re not around.
Imagine if you were able to come home after a long day of work. The temperature was perfect, your favorite scheduled program was playing on TV and the shades were closed to block out those bothersome last rays of sunlight for the day. Now imagine if all of this was possible while cutting your energy costs. Things like your air conditioner system can be shut off during the day or kept at a more efficient temperature while you’re away so that you aren’t paying to cool or heat a home that is vacant all day while you are at work.
Home automation Makes it Easier to Secure Your Home
Simple things like locks and sensor security lights have been used for years to make homes more secure against would-be criminals. The problem with these solutions is that they can be bypassed by any criminal who’s given enough time. The other problem is that humans are forgetful, and we often forget to lock doors, or arm our alarm system before leaving the house. Home professionals of The Door Surgeon, a company that specializes in storm doors in Edmonton suggest that their clients use automated systems for their locks to increase the safety of their homes.
Imagine a lock that relied on a key that is nearly impossible to duplicate: your own biometric data. There’s few burglars who would have the technical expertise required to know how to pick such a lock. Other helpful features include smart security lights that are not only motion censored, but they can flip on one at a time, mimicking the way you would turn them on (room by room) if you were home. Most burglars have little qualms about breaking into a vacant home, but they’ll likely turn their head the other way if they think you’re inside.
Someone else to do all your chores
There’s always something that needs to be addressed in your home. The floors need to be vacuumed, swept and mopped. The mantle, bookshelves and other places that collect dust need to be cleaned. The household pets need to be fed and cared for. Now, picture a situation where all of those boring, redundant chores could be taken care of by someone else. An automated home fitted with the right robots can vacuum, dust, feed your pets and more. The best part is that they can do all this without requiring so much as a weekly paycheck.
There’s nothing like having all the trifles of your life taken care of before you notice them. Home automation can change the way you live your life by making it easier to restock on groceries, have a more energy-efficient home and keeping your family safe. The great thing about investing in home automation right now is that as technology advances and new features come about, you will be able to upgrade—giving you access to the newest advancements in home energy, security, and automation.
Author Bio: Dixie Somers is a freelance writer who writes for business, finance, women’s interests, and the home niches. Dixie lives in Arizona with her husband and three daughters.
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