HOME AUTOMATION & TECHNOLOGY

What do phones, TVs, cars and homes all have in common? I’ll give you a minute to think about it. Okay, time’s up! The answer: they are all smart. A house? Smart? Yes, a home renovation can be smart by utilizing the newest and most advanced technology. In fact, your home can be as smart as the latest smart phone or tablet.

Even if your home is older and built in the traditional way of yesteryear, it can still be upgraded and retrofitted to encompass the newest, available technology. Although this sounds intriguing to many, some people maybe a little more hesitant to even think this is possible. The evolution of mankind for the last century has seen humans making many historic milestones with the help of technology.

The application of technology in home appliances and electronics has made life better for us as well. Given the fact that technology is inescapable, let’s go through a journey of smart home technology.

SIMPLE & EASY

To ease you into the world of smart home technology, let’s start off with some of the simpler gadgets.

An automatic wall switch can be just what the doctor ordered or just what your feet ordered to avoid taking extraneous steps. A simple wall switch can turn your porch light on and off, according to the appropriate degree of light and darkness.

Sit back and enjoy the extra few minutes of your favorite TV program, let the switch worry about the porch light instead of you for a change. You can also buy these switches to control lamps and other lights around the house even when you’re not home. You’ll never have to be welcomed by a dark house again.

Smart home? Yes, there’s a smartphone app for that. In addition to special switches, you can now download a smartphone app to control your lights and even your home security system. When we get to the more detailed smart home technology, you’ll learn how apps can control various sophisticated systems around your home.

Electric thermostats are a favorite among homeowners. The Nest thermostat is one of the most popular of this kind of device. It works by collecting data on the heating patterns of your home. Through time, it learns the preferences and automates the settings, so you never have to worry about setting your thermostat. It has its own mind, so it can work as soon as a few days and will make sure your home is always the perfect temperature.

TECHIES, THIS IS FOR YOU

For you hardcore techies out there, there is much for you to choose from. There are specialized, customizable systems that you can add to virtually any room within your home to perform certain tasks. Therefore, let your imagination run wild. Anything is possible.

Home automation systems are just exactly what their name says about them. They can essentially automate your home to do everything you need it to do with little effort from you. Believe it or not, these automation systems can both lock and unlock your doors even if you are away from home. They can also control your window blinds, your electricity supply and even air-conditioner. They can even deliver your entertainment needs by remote controlling your audio system and televisions.

When it comes to your home, nothing is more important than keeping it secure and well protected. Don’t have to be panicky. The traditional home monitoring systems still works fine. However, this year calls for more. More security, more style, more substance. You now have the ability to monitor your home even if you are on the move with your smartphone or tablet device. You will have a true peace of mind knowing your loved ones are safe in your smart home.

DO I REALLY NEED THIS?

Well, it depends. Besides you having the best and coolest home in the neighborhood, there are many practical reasons to incorporate smart technology into your home.

– Save on energy
– Convenience
– Better control

First of all, who isn’t interested in saving money? While utilizing smart home technology, you are able to save on your energy bill. In addition to staying on the cutting edge of technology, it uses less energy than traditional appliances. When you’re cooking in the kitchen with smart appliances, less energy is consumed. Thus, you will see significant changes in your electrical bill. Smart faucets and showers control the water level and temperature more effectively, so you will see a reduction in your water bill as well.

Of course, it is all about convenience and that’s no exception when it comes to smart home technology. Special command centres can centralise everything in your kitchen so you can complete all needed tasks in a fraction of the time. How about enjoying your favourite song while indulging in a relaxing bath or cooking a 5-course meal? Your technologically advanced home can provide you with the tunes through special built-in wall speakers or through a specialized screen on your refrigerator.

The world of technology is forever evolving and it helps to improve our lives. Apart from the fancy electronics and gadgets that you use on a daily basis, the smartest technology can now be used for your home. After all, your home is your sanctuary, your safe haven from the world. Why shouldn’t your home give something to the loving relationship on home and homeowner?

We all want to feel in control and with smart home technology you can. Total automation is now available at your fingertips. The home of the future is truly here today. So now you can sit back, relax and let your house work for you instead.