Home automation can provide comfort, security, entertainment, and convenience. It can even end up saving you money in the future!
Below is an article on home automation, take a look at all the things it can do for your home and remember that Future Home Technologies is an authorized dealer of Control4 Home Automation! More info on home automation here.
Automation: How Your Smartphone Can Improve Your Home
As of January 2012, 46% of cell phone users in the U.S. have smart phones.
Growing smart phone and tablet usage has helped people simplify many aspects of their daily lives. Applications available to these devices can help organize your calendar, provide directions, offer information on local restaurants, and even update you with breaking news. These devices can help streamline interactions, why not use them to automate your home?
From the temperature of an individual room to the amount of shade you want, modern technology has opened the doors to integrating home automation with mobility, safety and convenience. Keep in mind that not all home automation applications are made equal. Be sure to consider which mobile devices are supported by the app, and how these devices — such as an iPhone or iPad — interact with your home. Oftentimes these solutions also require additional hardware or software to install to make home automation possible.
Home Entertainment Made Easy: In the past, controlling your music in one room, while recording a show in another room, has been a chore. Using a smart phone or tablet application to automate these systems makes the process of recording on your DVR or adjusting the volume much easier. The benefits of merging these controls to one simple location are numerous. For example, instead of spending your time searching for remotes, you can now spend it by conveniently dimming the lights for relaxation, turning up the volume on your favorite song or starting your favorite show, all with the same device!
Automate Your Comfort: Applications can help save time, energy, and money. You will know if you left lights on, what the room temperatures are or if the garage is open. Some applications can even set alarm clocks so you can be sure your children are out of bed in time for school! Turn your home off and on all from one central location in the palm of your hand.
Stay Secure from Anywhere: The benefits of having a remote alarm system are numerous. With a remote system you will worry less about your home’s security and your family will stay safe even when you can’t be with them. You can set your alarms from the comfort of your bed before sleep or on your way to work if you forgot to do it before you left your home. Home security apps have options that allow you to check whether or not your alarms are on or off. You can also check your security cameras and some programs can even turn off the oven for you!
The benefits of having an automated home control system go beyond convenience. A remote system can save energy, which saves you money on your utility bills. Using your remote home systems allow you to use your appliances only when you NEED them. All of the technology available today gives you many different options on how to control your home from a distance.
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