How to 'smarten' up your home for a smarter life

February 19, 2016

Are you familiar with home automation? It’s the new frontier where systems are managed with the touch of a button. It means turning off the heat when you’re at work, or checking security cameras while you’re on vacation. With a smart home, you can control the locks, blinds and music. Intrigued?

How to 'smarten' up your home for a smarter life

Safety, comfort and efficiency

  • You can program your system to turn off the lights, activate the alarm system and close the garage door when you go out.
  • You can also have fun creating different moods with your lighting; romantic dinners and evening poker games have never been better.
  • There’s also the added advantage of controlling your lights while you’re away for an extended period of time, making it look like you’re home.
  • A smart home makes living a little easier, but above all, it offers peace of mind.

Simple and affordable

  • There’s good news. Making your home smart can be budget-friendly. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t a luxury that’s reserved only for the homes of CEOs and celebrities.
  • You also don’t need an engineering or computer science degree to use it.
  • Most programs are controlled from systems you’re already used to, like TV screens, remote controls, keyboards, tablets or smartphones.
  • In addition, most home automation setups use wireless technology, which means you can access them from the cubicle or the cottage.

A world without limits

  • With home automation, the possibilities are endless.
  • Install motion detectors, water leakage detectors, plant watering sensors and more.
  • If you’re so inclined, you can get the doorbell to play your favourite pop song.
  • Technology for the home is no longer a vision of the future. It’s here and now.

Fun fact:

Home automation can significantly reduce your cost of electricity, heating and air conditioning. Even better, it may help you qualify for a discount on your home insurance premium.

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