Home automation is quickly moving from a far-fetched luxury to a must-have feature for many homeowners. In the not-so-distant past, home automation technology got the most attention in quirky flicks like Disney’s “Smart House” (1999). Now, it’s at the forefront of innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT). Business initiatives are increasingly being driven toward new developments in home automation, which is producing a huge growth of streamlined applications on the market today.
We promise these four perks will turn you on to home automation. Need a little extra help convincing your spouse to get on board with your smart home fantasy? Feel free to share these key points with them and pretend it was all through your own research.
Simplicity: Imagine having a one-stop-shop that controls your lighting, security, entertainment system, HVAC and more. One in-wall touchscreen makes leaving home a quick and easy process. No more running upstairs to turn off the bathroom light then running back down to set your thermostat for the day. Control nearly all systems from one place, or on-the-go from your mobile device.
Energy Savings: Home automation gives you total control over your environment at the touch of a screen. Lights that turn off when you leave a room and photo-optic sensors that adjust lighting based on natural light levels will reduce your energy consumption. HVAC scheduling ensures you’re not heating or cooling your home more than you need to. In other words, these systems work with the natural environment to save energy and money down the line.
Security: Automatic door locks, security cameras with mobile access and automated lighting systems all contribute to a safer home. This could mean turning off the bathroom electricity from your work tablet when realize the curling iron is still plugged in – or turning on house lights every evening while on vacation to discourage possible intruders.
Luxury and Convenience: Why get up from your comfy couch to dim the lights for a movie in your home theater if you don’t have to? Home automation can help set the mood with lighting, sound, temperature and convenience. Even the hassle-free homeowner can appreciate a little luxury!
Our experts can help walk you through the benefits and installation process of home automation. Stop by our showroom to see just a few examples of what we can do to help you
plan and integrate your house’s moving parts to upgrade it to a smart home.
You can also take the opportunity to join us in a special talk with Savant expert Jason Savage to learn even more about the benefits, planning process, and options for home
automation. Join us for the Ask the Experts: The Integrated Home seminar at the Century Stereo showroom on Thursday, April 16 from 6-8 PM. Space is limited so register now to reserve your spot!