Smart Home: Why Home Automation is Becoming a Must-Have for Innisfil Homes
Remember the show, The Jetsons — about the cartoon family who lived in the future?
They had technology at their beck and call, and their mundane tasks were fully automated so they could live carefree and fast-paced lives. It all seemed so fun, didn’t it? Well, thanks to home automation, homeowners in Innisfil, Simcoe County can also be just like the Jetsons!
A smart home (or smart house) is a house that is equipped with technology that connects your appliances, lighting, security system, sound system, HVAC, plumbing, and more to the Internet, so they can all be controlled remotely from an app on your phone or device. While living in a smart home might not be exactly as The Jetsons predicted, you still experience security, comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency.
Here are 3 reasons why home automation technology (also known as domotics) is fast becoming a modern-day must-have in Innisfil…
1. Smart homes provide safety and security
What good is a home that doesn’t make you feel safe? Your house is your castle. It should feel like a sanctuary, where you can feel free to unwind and let your hair down. Home automation can help you feel safe and secure, whether you’re in your home or you’re out or away on vacation. With a smart home app, you can remotely schedule your lights to turn on and off, as well as curtains or window coverings, so your home doesn’t appear uninhabited. You can also monitor your property with motion detectors and surveillance cameras that can share live photos and videos with you wherever you are. This can be particularly useful if you’re keeping an eye on children, pets, or elderly members of your family. If that isn’t enough, smart technology can even differentiate between household members, pets, and possible intruders. If your home automation technology detects something suspicious, it can alert you and law enforcement.
2. Smart houses are energy-efficient
You will love having a smart house if you care about the environment. Home automation not only makes your home more energy efficient, but it will also save you money on your energy bills. A smart thermostat can be programmed to adjust automatically throughout the day. It can also save your preferences to better accommodate you. By keeping the climate in your household consistent, you will save energy (and money) and keep your household temperature at a comfortable level. You can also program when you want to automatically adjust your curtains or window coverings for more temperature control, as well as adjust your lights based on the time of day or need. Also—no more forgetting to turn off the lights when you leave a room! They can be set to automatically turn off when a room is empty. These little tweaks all add up to energy savings that translate to lower energy bills.
3. Smart homes provide comfort and convenience
In addition to safety, security, energy efficiency, and cost efficiency, smart homes offer unparalleled luxury, peace of mind, comfort, and convenience.
Picture these everyday scenarios…
Imagine being late driving home from work and you’re worried you won’t get dinner started on time. Thanks to home automation, you can pre-heat your oven while you’re still on your way so it will be ready by the time you get there. Let’s say someone is at your front door but you’re not sure if you want to answer it because it’s a Friday night and you’re soaking in the tub. Reach for your phone and check your smart home surveillance door camera! It’s a delivery you’ve been expecting and you can accept it via intercom. Stuck in traffic but your kid just got home from school? You can remotely unlock the doors for them so they can get inside. Did they forget to lock the doors behind them? Of course, they did! Not to worry, you can remotely re-lock the doors once they are safely inside. Dead ficus? In a smart home, you can set up a system to automatically water your plants. Is cat always hungry? You can set up timers and feeders to feed all your pets!
You can optimize your home theatre and sound system so they always sound their best in all situations.
Suddenly, keeping up with the Jetsons doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore — right?
Converting your Innisfil home into a smart home will not only make your life feel safer and more secure, but it will help you save energy and money as well. And, it will give you a lifestyle of luxurious comfort and convenience you’ve dreamed of.
Want to turn your home into a smart home? Reach out and start planning your smart home today!
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