Home Automation: 3 Things You Can Automate You May Not Have Thought Of!

Unless you have been hiding under a rock you have probably heard of home automation for audio/video components or for your thermostat.  But, what you may not know is what there is far more options when it comes to home automation.  Home automation makes your life easier, more efficient, and often helps you save money through energy efficiency.

1. Automated Home Lighting

Home lighting may not be what you first think of when you think of home automation but it adds not just convenience but energy efficiency as well. Set your lighting to turn on and off at particular times of day, to turn on and off when there is activity/inactivity in a room, or control your lighting remotely from a smart device or computer.  Maximize your home’s energy efficiency while optimizing ease-of-use and custom lighting controls in your own home.

2. Automated Door Locks

Automated door locks are an exciting advancement in home automation and security. Just think of the peace of mind that you will have when you can lock any door in your home remotely.  For example, you have left on a vacation and you need to make sure you locked all your doors – you can.  While on that same vacation you need to unlock your door for the dog sitter – you can.  Integrate your door locks with your home’s lighting and security as well.  As soon as your doors are unlocked your home’s lights can turn on so you never have to fumble in the dark!

3. Automated Security

Nothing is more important than you peace of mind. Home security can help add tremendous peace of mind but having automated security takes it to a completely different level of both convenience and safety.  You can control your home’s surveillance systems through home automation, view what is happening in or around your home at any time of the day from wherever you are.  Whether you want to see who is at the front door without ever having to get out of bed or you want to see what time you child got home while you are out of town, you can do so with automated security.  Access and control, arm and disarm your security from wherever you are in the world, at any time of day for optimal home security.