When talking about Home Automation, what comes to mind first is - what is the saving?, Can I increase my safety?, what about convenience?
What is the saving?
“We have seen energy saving light-bulbs around for years.”
In the same vein we have all heard of smart thermostats. Both cutting cost on a utility level over a period of time. The advanced advanced automation technologies can monitor usage of water and solar. Then there is always the subject of rebates with some devices!
Can I increase my safety aspect?
So many Home Automation options can be grouped under home security. The buyer intent is to improve security. Automation of lights, beams cameras and motion all contribute to security and make would be burglars think twice. Some automation also helps when you arrive home. For example a lit up driveway that is sensor triggered helps you see when you arrive but saves on electricity. To take this a step further remote monitoring and control also helps. For example deliveries when you are not home. This is enhanced by real time video.
What about convenience?
Home Automation is targeted at convenience benefits. There is no doubt of user convenience. There are so many smart gadgets these days and most are compatible with installed devices already. Regular process can be automated as you set up different triggers. An example will be to automate your smart lock to trigger your smart lighting as you enter your house.
How much can you control?
The aim with Home automation is to better control what is happening inside and outside your home. Many smart home devices do this very well.
Is there added comfort?
Yes, some users set up automation to record shows and like or to play music through the home. The possibilities are endless if you really think about it.
The there is always peace of mind
Many new parents invest in Home automation technology, especially listening and video devices. These devices give peace of mind to new parents. or perhaps you cant remember if you closed the gate on the way in, it will be easy to check without a walk to the gate.
Home automation can be great and can be fun to investigate. There are so many perks to Home Automation. If you can think of something that needs automation there is certainly a device or company that can help you with that. Often the added benefit of being able to control your automation from your phone makes it all worth while.