Smart Home Automation
Modern electronics technology can help simplify home life by having certain chores performed automatically. Indeed, you’ll find many uses for smart home automation.
There are so many vendors, all selling products that you probably didn’t realize existed. We make it easy by customizing this wide array of products to your exact needs. Although, it’s easier to fully automate a house that was wired for it at construction, there are many wireless products that can be used in an existing home.
Devices are available to automate simple repetitive chores, such as turning on the coffee maker, feeding the pets, or watering houseplants. If you don’t have an etched-in-stone schedule for something, you could remotely perform it via the Web. You can also use the Internet to monitor either whether a chore has been accomplished, or whether it even needs to be done.
Some products can help enhance safety and save energy. For example, motion detectors will turn on a light when you enter a room, and then turn it off when your leave, which eliminates having to grope around in the dark for a light switch.
Families with small children might appreciate the remote monitoring devices, that can transmit either video or sound from a child’s bedroom. Parents could set this up for either in-house monitoring, or for monitoring via the Internet.
Security products include hidden video systems to monitor who’s at your door, and electronic door locks that automatically lock after the door has been closed for a number of minutes. Biometric door locks require only a fingerprint scan to open, eliminating the requirement for keys.
Energy efficiency is one of the newest reasons for using these new technologies. If you prefer to keep the heat or air conditioning turned off while you’re at work, you can turn it back on via the Internet before leaving work. That way, the house can be at a comfortable temperature by the time you get home. A more controversial energy efficiency feature involves the “smart grid”. This allows power companies to control electrical devices within your home in order to adjust the overall electrical load.