Home automation is the exciting innovation that allows you to control almost all of your home with an app on your smartphone or with your "power tower" device (e.g., Alexa, Siri, etc.). If you decide to go all out and update your home with home automation services, be sure to pick just one company and one means of controlling your home. Then be sure all of the following appliances or electronics in your home are compatible with the home automation company you chose.
An automated thermostat was one of the very first home automation devices offered to consumers. They have seriously upgraded the thermostats now, such that you can set the thermostat to auto-adjust according the outdoor weather, and you can also adjust the temperature within your home using the automation app. Overriding your presets on the thermostat is also possible if you select the correct thermostat model at the time of installation.
A "smart" refrigerator can also be part of a home automation system. You can adjust the temperature of the refrigerator and even see inside the refrigerator to see what items you need to pick up from the store on your way home from work. If you are really into the whole automated system, your refrigerator can send you text messages about what it thinks you need to replace, and/or problems with the refrigerator's operating systems.
Your fully automated oven can be set to begin cooking something at a specific temperature, allowing you to have dinner ready the minute you get home from work. The oven can be controlled via WiFi and your automation system. All you have to do is open the controlling app, hit "oven," and then type in the settings, temperature, and the cook time. The oven does the rest and shuts off at the programmed time.
Washer and Dryer
Your washer and dryer can also be equipped with automation technology. If you buy these appliances and install them in your home, the only thing you have to do is load the machines, fill the soap tray, and then signal the machines on your phone when you want the machines to start. The machines run their cycles independently and shut off when the cycles are complete. They will also text you information, like when they are in need of repair and not functioning properly.
Home Security System
Your home security system works really well with an automation system. Make sure it can either be wired into the system directly or that it can send and receive WiFi signals. The security system will reset automatically every time a door or window opens or closes.
Few things are scarier to think about than a home invasion or robbery. In addition to losing some of your more valuable possessions, burglars could also injure your family members or leave them with debilitating PTSD. A few of my neighbors have dealt with serious robberies, and it has been really difficult for them to overcome. This blog is all about improving your home security for a safer tomorrow. Check out this blog for more information on home security, and what you can do in order to give your family the peace of mind they need to enjoy their day-to-day life.