Home automation is quickly becoming a popular option as it allows you to control your lighting, appliances, security devices and heating via your iPad or iPhone.
Here are 5 reasons to upgrade to a smart home system:
Save on Energy Costs
The act of leaving the lights on for a whole day is no longer an issue due to the nature of smart home automation. You can check your iPhone and see if the porch or living room lights are on or off anytime, or set the thermostat to adjust during different times of the day.
The end result are lowered utility bills by as much as 25%.
Smart home systems come with a remote so you can complete repetitive tasks, such as switching the light, turning on an appliance or turning on the AC easily.
The immediate appeal of smart appliances is that you can manage them all in one app and control it anywhere you are in the house.
Improved Home Security and Safety
Accidents and incidents can happen because of poor or inadequate lighting. You can install a security camera coupled with bright lights outdoors and manage them even when you’re not at home.
Home automation is an excellent and inexpensive solution in terms of home security. The presence of CCTV cameras in strategic locations are sometimes enough to deter intruders from entering your home.
Peace of Mind
One selling point of smart home systems is that they can provide peace of mind. Using your iPhone you can always check home video cameras and see your family members anytime. A few devices also allow for voice communication if you need to speak with them.
The lower your energy consumption the less carbon footprint your home generates. The act of shutting off appliances and lights when they’re not in use preserve natural resources and are considered green practices.