Modern American humans have a fascination with all things atomatic, which is why home automation is popular. Sci fi movies depict world where toasters toast your bread for you, coffee makers put the grinds in the grind portal and pour the water in to create your morning java, showers wash your body and shampoo your hair. We dream of a world where everything–or at least some tasks–are done for us automatically. Is this all merely a fantasy though? Maybe not. Enter home automation technology. Home automation is an utterly easy, convenient method of manipulating and monitoring the everyday devices and practices most used in the home. And example of these devices and practices include air conditioning, heating, lighting, blinds and curtains, security cameras and systems, garage doors, motions sensors, and so on. Home home automation systems have the capability of automating all of these appliances and their processes using one central control panel which is called a “hub.”
How does the hub work to connect all of these above-named processes? Well, it is connected to the home wi-fi network and then works its magic of connecting all of the home utilities so they can be controlled remotely. Imagine that! To take this even a step farther, apps exist that allow homeowners to connect to the hub using their smartphones. Using this app means that you won’t have to struggle with multiple remotes or even one remote. Instead, use your smartphone to control your thermostats, motion sensors, and security cameras. Now for more about how home automation will rock your world.
1. You can control your home lighting. Once you connect all of your light switches to the hub, you can use your smartphone to turn lights on, dim lights, turn lights off. Not only can you turn individual lights on and off, you can also, using home automation, turn on or off a group of lights with a single touch or swipe.
2. You can monitor home security. You can connect your door sensors, surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and smoke detectors to the hub and once you do, you will feel the peace of mind that comes with bringing more control to your environment.
3. You can adjust your thermostat. Imagine being able to control the temperature in your house using your smartphone. That means when you are warm in your bed, like a caterpillar in its coccoon, you won’t have to leave your warm nest to turn the heat up or down. All you have to do is push a few buttons on your phone, and you’re able to increase the heat from the cool temperature you prefer while you’re sleeping to the cozy one you like when you’re getting dressed for the day. Or, have the freedom of turning your heat down when you leave the house for work and then turning the heat back on–remotely of course–such that when you arrive back home, the rooms are as toasty warm as you like.
4. You can monitor local weather conditions. Connect temperature sensors to your hub and become an instant expert on weather conditions in your area.