In a time when so many things can be automated and controlled with a tap of your finger, people have started looking to automate their homes. There are tools available to control nearly every aspect of your home from your digital phone. Before you dismiss the need for these services, you should understand the many benefits that can come from implementing an automation system in your home.
You Can Control Lights and Appliances
When you install an automation system in your house, you can integrate all of your home's appliances and lighting fixtures as part of that system. This eliminates the safety concerns of having appliances or fixtures left on when nobody is home. You'll be able to check the status of everything on the system with the touch of a button on your phone or tablet.
It also helps you to improve household safety by remotely controlling the light fixtures. If you'll be away from home for the day, you can randomly turn lights on and off to give the appearance of someone being at home.
You Can Manage Your Home Theater
Most home theater systems have many different components that all have to work together perfectly for the result you've designed. Moving even one piece of equipment (especially speakers and cables) can interfere with the balance you've created.
With whole home automation, you can kick back in the recliner, turn on the DVD player and even adjust the balance of your surround sound speakers throughout the movie. Whether you opt for a wireless controller or just an app for your smartphone, you'll have complete control of the entire system.
You Can Control Your Draperies
If you have a habit of forgetting to close the draperies at the end of the day or when you're out at work, your home automation system will allow you to close the drapes anytime you're concerned about exposure. Not only can you control the using individual remotes for each window, you'll also likely connect each one to an app on your phone so that you can control them with the tap of a button.
You Can Automate Your Kitchen Appliances
If you invest in kitchen appliances that are automation-ready, you'll be able to set your oven, control the dishwasher and even look at what's in the refrigerator while you're out. For people who tend to forget the grocery list at home, this is a great way to make sure that nothing gets forgotten. Just choose your smart refrigerator the same way that you would a traditional refrigerator to be sure that it will meet your needs.
You Can Optimize Your Phone System
When you connect your telephone line to your home automation system, you may be able to enjoy caller screening, which only allows calls through from numbers that you select. You can set up auto responders for other calls so that you don't have to be disturbed by every inbound call. If you integrate a system that uses a whole-house audio system, you can even answer calls from anywhere in the house hands free. In addition, you can call in from anywhere to check your messages and see who has called you.
Automation allows you to manage everything in your home with wireless controls and smartphone apps. With the information here, you can see how it may be able to benefit you and your family. Whether you're looking to improve your home theater experience, or manage your control over household appliances, there are solutions that can help you. Talk with a residential electrician who specializes in home automation for tips to set up a full automation system in your home and to determine which appliances you may need to upgrade or replace to do so.