Smart homes have been growing more popular over the recent years through home automation. Home automation allows a home owner to control climate, lighting, audio, visual and even appliances with the use of a smart device. Devices in a smart home can be controlled remotely when you are not home, reduce stress, save you time and money.
No more worrying about whether or not you left the kettle on. You can control wall outlets from your mobile device to ensure they are turned off when you leave the house. Save energy by turning off all of the lights when you are not home. Turn an outside light on when you are arriving home in the dark so you can see when you put the key in the door. In the winter turn your heat on, on the way home from work so it is cozy when you arrive back home.
There are smart locks available now that can be installed on your doors or gates. No more forgetting to lock the doors when you leave, you can simply check after you have left. You can also use the smart locks to let in friends or family to your home when you are not around.
Home automation can be combined with security systems such as video surveillance and alarm systems. You can receive live video and alerts when your not home.