5 Must-Have Home Automation Features

September 20, 2018 by

What is Home Automation?

Home automation is the process of connecting all of your devices and home appliances to have a standardized, organized, and efficient system for controlling your home. Essentially, it puts home security and energy control all in one convenient place. Intuitive home automation can include a wide variety of home features, and it can be controlled from your smartphone or computer.

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By maximizing the efficiency of the energy usage throughout your household and ensuring your home is rigged with all of the necessary safety features, you can live with the comfort that you have done everything you can to protect your family and your home. As a bonus, it is a more comfortable, convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly system than previous technology.

1) Lighting

Automating your lighting system is one of the most simple and affordable home automation tasks. By controlling your current lighting system with a digital interface, you can make your lights turn on and off at will, even when you are not home. You have complete control over your lighting from the convenience of your own phone, allowing you to dim your lights or turn them on and off from anywhere. You can also program your lights to turn on at certain times, which is especially ideal when you are working late or on vacation.

Beyond the convenience factor, automating your lights and replacing them with high-efficiency bulbs can significantly reduce your energy usage. As a result, your monthly hydro or utilities bill will be lower. Finally, many homes are being built with this modern technology. Investing in automated lighting – along with a fully-automated security system – can increase the value of your home.

2) Music

Intuitive speaker systems can range from minimalist and simple to expensive and extremely complicated, so you will have to find something that suits your needs. However, the highlights are that you can outfit each room with speakers controlled by the same system, so every room in your house can have the same music playing at a comfortable volume, or each individual room can have its own autonomous music. Once again, all of this can be connected to your favourite music apps and media devices, so you can control your entire music library from one place. With this automated music system, you can listen to your favourite albums, radio stations, and audiobooks, all through your home speaker system.

3) Home security

Automated home security is a standard in many modern homes, and the peace of mind it offers is well worth the investments. With an automated home security system, your locks, alarms, and door and window monitors are all controlled from your cell phone and connected to a digital system that will alert emergency services in case of an emergency. You can control your home locks from your phone, so you will never have to worry about whether or not you locked the door on your way out. The alarm system ensures that you are notified if your garage door or kitchen window is opened while you are at work or away on vacation, and the authorities are alerted if the situation calls for it.

As well, your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors can all be connected to this system, so emergency services can be dispatched to your home as quickly as possible. Not only will this automated security system provide unmatched peace of mind, but it can actually save your family and your home, in the event of an emergency. Your safety is worth the investment. For more information about our home security systems, please explore our website here.

4) Video monitoring

As an addition to your home security system, you can also incorporate video monitoring. Each camera in your house and yard can be viewed from your phone, allowing to monitor your home from anywhere in the world. This is great for parents who want to keep an eye on infants and toddlers, but also for deterring burglaries and other criminal activities on your property. Each camera offers a live feed and 24/7 recording that can be used as evidence in the unfortunate event that a crime takes place.

You can also customize your cameras to be triggered by specific events, including a window or door alarm or motion in your yard. For complete control over your privacy, you can also turn off the cameras completely when you are home for the evening, and they will only turn on if they are triggered by your custom alarm settings.

5) Thermostat

One of the most energy-saving home automation features is a Smart Thermostat. This intuitive climate control device can raise or lower the temperature of your home based on your preferences. You can customize the system to keep your home at “room temperature,” which will minimize the amount of energy used in heating and air conditioning. Not only does this help minimize your environmental footprint, but it will reduce your heating and utility bills during the hottest and coldest months of the year.

This feature is handy when on vacation or at work, as you can control the climate of your home and ensure it is comfortable and fresh when you arrive. All of these features can be controlled by your smartphone or tablet, and it even keeps track of your preferences and habits so it can intuitively keep your house at a comfortable temperature. For more information about Canadian Security Professional’s home thermostat installation services, check out our previous post here.

Home automation is much more than just another trend – it’s the way of the future, and it’s happening today. Not only can automating all of your home features save you a significant amount of money and reduce your environmental footprint, it will make your life less stressful and more comfortable.

For questions about our services, or for a quote on our intuitive home automation systems, call Canadian Security Professionals at 1-877-494-9911 or check out our website here.

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