Benefits of Home Automation Control

Benefits of a Smart Home

What are the Benefits of Home Automation Control?

So what are the biggest benefits of Home Automation control. Simply as a fundamental principle Smart homes make life easier and more convenient, especially given that people seem to be getting busier each and everyday. Who wouldn’t love being able to control lighting, entertainment and temperature from their couch? Whether you’re at work or on vacation, the smart home will alert you to what’s going on, and security systems can be built to provide an immense amount of help in an emergency. For example, not only would a resident be woken with notification of a fire alarm, the smart home would also unlock doors, dial the fire department and light the path to safety.

Here are a few more examples of cool smart home tricks:

  • Light a path for nighttime bathroom trips
  • Unlock your door automatically as you approach
  • Feed your pets on a schedule with a preset amount of food
  • Instantly create mood lighting for any occasion
  • Program your television so that your children can watch only at certain times
  • Warm the bedroom before you get out of bed so that it’s nice and toasty when you get up
  • Turn on the coffee maker from bed

Smart homes also provide some energy efficiency savings. Because systems like Z-Wave and ZigBee put some devices at a reduced level of functionality, they can go to sleep and wake up when commands are given. Electric bills go down when lights are automatically turned off in empty rooms, and rooms can be heated or cooled based on who’s there at any given moment. One homeowner boasted that her heating bill was about one-third less than a same-sized normal home. Some devices can track how much energy each appliance is using and command power hogs to use less.

Smart home technology promises tremendous benefits for elderly people living alone. A smart home could notify the resident when it’s time to take medicine, alert the hospital if the resident falls and track how much the resident is eating. If an elderly person is a little forgetful, the smart home could perform tasks such as shutting off the water before a tub overflow or turning off the oven if the cook had wandered away. One builder estimates that a system like this could cost $20,000, which is less expensive than a full-time nursing home. It also allows adult children who might live elsewhere to participate in the care of their ageing parent. Easy-to-control automated systems would provide similar benefits to those with disabilities or a limited range of movement.

From all of us at Smart Home Direct we hope you have enjoyed this blog post and stayed tuned to the series as our next blog will look at some processes you can easily automate electronically in your home. So simply subscribe via our home page to receive our latest content, not only will you be informed with a round-up of news, but you’ll also get 5% off your first order with us.

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