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When you hear the phrase “Smart Home” you immediately think of big, luxurious homes with all the bells and whistles money can buy. Surely it’s out of reach for a normal South African home. Or is it?
Courtesy of advancements in technology and the dedication of skilled specialists, the concept of home automation South Africa and other countries can provide is changing the way we look at our homes.
What is Home Automation?
To properly appreciate the advantages of home automation, you need to understand exactly what it is and what it means for your home.
Simply put, Smart home technology enables specified devices and appliances to be independently and remotely accessed & controlled. This means you can control your home and its security from your SmartPhone!
The Advantages of Home Automation
Home automation has several practical and beneficial advantages. Here are a few of them.
Increasing Home Security
Incorporating your security and surveillance functions into one easy to use network gives you more control over your home security system. Being able to close your doors and windows by simply using your phone will go a long way to giving you assurance that everything is secure when you’re not home.
The system notifies you of any entries into your home when you’re not here. You can then access your cameras and identify the problem.
By adding your appliances to your smart network, you’ll always have the advantage of being able to turn off appliances that have been left on. Alternatively, you’ll be able to turn appliances on when they need to be on, such as brewing a cup of coffee even before you get home.
Controlling Your Home with One Device
Home automation keeps all your technology connected with one interface. You’ll no longer need different remotes to use the appliances and systems in your home. Everything is simply managed through the application on your SmartPhone or tablet.
Controlling Appliances and Lights Remotely
This system literally keeps tabs on your home when you aren’t there. A status report can tell you which lights the kids left on, which doors were not closed and what appliances were not switched off. You can then rectify the situation with your mobile device.
Leaving lights on in rooms you aren’t in or having multiple lights on at the same time actually causes more expense than you realise. By using the home automation system you’ll be able to switch off lights left on, whether you’re at home or at work. This won’t only conserve energy but save money in the long run.
Home automation is the way of the future. An automated home will allow you to control the fun things in your home like the music, the TV and the temperature of your air conditioning. More importantly, it will not only enhance but give you more control over your security system. Use home automation to improve the lives of your family and your home environment.