We are now living in very exciting times with regards to the development of technology, that can be used within our very own homes. We have moved on from using devices that require cables, to wireless technology and Bluetooth technology. The smart phones that we have now, have more computer and creative capabilities, than the numerous computers that it took to put the first man on the moon. This technology can be found everywhere around our homes, and it has gotten to the point now, where we don’t even have to move our hand to turn on the lights. Lights and other appliances can be switched on by voice command, or from our mobile devices, even when we are not there.
We call all of the above, ‘smart home automation’ and it allows us to control our technological devices from one point that can be independently controlled, or controlled remotely. Many people now, have a connected home, which includes the lighting, audio systems, televisions, the hydronic heating system,security cameras around the property, and much more, and all of these can be controlled using our smart phones, or any device that can be connected to the Internet. Having the smart home comes with many benefits and we will explore just a few of them here today.
- Total control – You can manage all of your modern home appliances from just one location, and the convenience experienced from this is fantastic. This means that you only need to learn to use one device, or one app on your smartphone, and then you can control everything within your house. This means that when you’re on your way home from work, you can turn on the heating system to make sure that there is plenty of hot water for your well-deserved bath, after a hard day’s work. Click here for more information about technology in the home, which highlights how home life is changing thanks to new tech.
- Much more flexibility – If you have a smart home system in place, it means that when better appliances come along, you can add to the system with relative ease. Being able to add these new appliances as a homeowner, makes your life so much easier, and it keeps you up-to-date with all of the new technology that you can add to the inside and outside of your home.
- Increased home security – Once you connect your security cameras and your alarm system in your smart home, then you can control everything from a distance with your smart phone. If your alarm system goes off, you can go online and check to see if there is anyone on your property or inside your home. Some apps will even allow you to speak to the intruder, if there is one, and warn them that the police are on their way. Here is some information from the Australian government about home security, which is well worth reading.
Using technology and automation within your home will help to make it more energy efficient, and thus reduce your carbon footprint. You will be creating a very modern place to live in, but also doing your bit for the environment.