Home automation has benefits for every season. When school is out and the weather gets warmer, things can get hectic around the house. Whether you are worried about energy efficiency during the summer months or security when your kids are out of school, home automation systems can provide you with money-saving home operations and peace of mind.
Family Safety and Home Automation
Are your children home by themselves this summer while you are at work? Home automation is a great way to improve your home’s security system through alarms, locks, and even security cameras. You can use the app to receive notifications when one of you family members gets home or leaves. Home automation can also be great for pet care, as you can keep an eye on your pet while you are away and insure they are safe and inside your home.
It can be a bit stressful to give a babysitter a key to your home. Instead, you can give the babysitter a code for the door they can use while you employ them, but change it if their employment ends. You can even set these systems to send you an alert if someone opens gate or gets into your pool. Finally, you can set technology such as TV’s and Wifi to turn on only at certain times of the day, so you can encourage your kids to reduce their screen time.
Energy Efficiency and Home Automation
Saving energy is a full-time job, especially during the hot summer months. With a home automation system you can set up a schedule for your thermostat. When the house is empty, the temperature can be a bit warmer inside and when you step inside your home, the lights and air conditioning can automatically turn on.
We have all forgotten to turn the lights off. With the tap of an app button, home automation can fix that problem and you can turn the lights off in your home. Even better, you can use room sensors that will determine when no one is in the room and turn off the lights and climate control. Your smartphone can also be used to turn a video game system or television off automatically when it’s not in use.
If you need to water your lawn, but don’t want your sprinklers to run during the hottest part of the day, home automation can also help you there. You can conserve water by scheduling your sprinklers to run when needed and track your water usage. If it’s raining, you can also easily turn off your sprinkler system from your phone.
Convenience and Home Automation
Did you leave your garage door open? Shut it with a remote application or have the system shut your garage door automatically when you leave. When you step inside your home, you don’t have to walk into a dark home. Instead, the lights can be set to automatically come on when you arrive home.
Home Automation at Your Fingertips
You can enjoy the dog days of summer a little more when you don’t have to worry about much of anything where your home is concerned. You’ll know your family is safe when they are at home and that you have made your home as energy efficient as possible.
Smart Irrigation Systems
If you want your lawn and outdoor plants to survive the hot summer temperatures, you’ll most likely need to water them in the morning or late afternoon, which aren’t ideal times for homeowners with busy work schedules. A smart irrigation system provides a convenient way to control your sprinkler system remotely and directly via Wi-Fi or through a smart controller. You’ll be able to set watering times based on seasons and schedule daily watering times in specific zones. There are even some smart irrigation systems that allow you to program the system to adjust watering based on the weather