Picture this: you come home after a late night out. As you walk in your front door, you see that everything is dark. Instead of fumbling for a light switch, you say, “Alexa, turn on the lights.” With that, the light turns on, swathing you in a warm white glow. Welcome home, friend.
In many homes today, automated settings can be found everywhere. Whether it be for lights, your morning coffee, or even your security system, many people have found that automating their home helps to protect it and makes things easier. So, why should you consider investing in a home automation system? Let’s take a look at how handy these systems truly are.
Home automation uses a network of devices that are connected to the Internet through different communication protocols, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The devices can be controlled remotely through electronic interfaces, such as Alexa or Google Assistant, or apps. Users can obtain information about their surroundings by monitoring changes in motion, temperature, and light in these IoT devices. Users can control devices remotely by triggering actuators, which are physical mechanisms such as smart light switches, motorized valves, or motors that trigger physical changes to the device.
There are three main elements to a home automation system that make it work:
- Monitoring: Monitoring allows users to check in on their devices remotely.
- Control: All of these home automation systems can be controlled remotely.
- Automation: This allows the devices to react to one another (i.e., having an alert if your security camera sees something unusual).
We are happy you asked! Home automation systems offer tons of functions and services for your day-to-day life. Some of the most common features include:
- Thermostat control
- Appliance control
- Live-video surveillance
- Alarm systems
- Voice-activated control
- Remote lighting control
- And so many more!
Make sure you do your research before investing in a home automation system. Some systems will have features that others don’t have. Worried you can’t afford a home automation system? That’s where Breeze Lease comes in! We can get you approved for a leasing solution with any type of credit—even bad credit!
In addition to its energy-saving potential, home automation offers significant cost savings as well. By using a temperature threshold to regulate your home’s heating and cooling, your thermostat is already smart.
You can also program thermostats with different target temperatures to save energy during the hours when you’re least likely to use the heating and cooling.
Using home automation, you can schedule your lighting according to your daily schedule, maximizing your energy savings. More flexible home automation systems can also automatically power down electrical outlets or individual devices during non-use hours.
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