Manage your home when you’re away using smart home automation
What if you could access your home from virtually anywhere in the world? Thanks to the internet, you can remotely control smart utilities and features in your home, such as your locks, lights and outlets. Both convenient and secure, you can help manage your home even when you’re away. Read our guide on home automation to learn how it works and helps you monitor your home no matter where you are.
How does home automation work?
Home automation integrates your everyday smart devices via your home wifi network. Using an app, it’s easy to manage all of them from your mobile device. You can turn lights on and off, lock the front door and even turn off devices remotely.
Home automation consists of three elements:
How do automatic routines help provide convenience when you’re away?
The greatest benefit of home automation is the convenience. Setting home automation routines will allow you to step away from your home without wondering if you’ve left a light on or a door unlocked. Basically, you can set up any device connected to your home automation system to work with your schedule and preference. For example, home automation routines can help you:
The benefits of front door automation
Exterior doors serve as access points to your home’s most valuable assets. Adding an extra level of security that goes beyond a standard lock and key, door automation offers features and benefits including:
How to automate smart lighting and increase presence
Smart lighting is a practical solution that helps you conserve energy and improve security. Smart light bulbs are long-lasting LED bulbs that can be controlled and monitored remotely through home automation. For home security, you’ll want to purchase smart lights with motion detection. Motion detection will signal your lights to turn on or off, depending on if someone is in the room. Using your smart light app, you can program this feature to send alerts whenever unexpected motion is detected, both inside and outside the house.
Use smart plugs to help automate your home
Smart plugs have the ability to operate your non-smart products and integrate them into your home automation system. By adding a smart plug to a small appliance like a coffee maker, lamp or TV, you can schedule your device to turn on or off automatically. From analyzing how much energy you’re using to operating your appliances, smart plugs can seamlessly orchestrate much of your home’s functions.
Aside from conserving energy, smart plugs can also play a key role in securing your home. Intrusions often occur when burglars assume no one is home. Smart plugs feature Away Mode, so you can turn lights and appliances randomly on and off at certain date and time intervals. This helps stimulate actions in an occupied home, making intruders think twice about trying to enter. It may not be the biggest or loudest smart device, but it can give the illusion that someone is home.
Add one or more smart devices to help provide convenience and presence. With home automation, you can help manage things within your household, whether you’re home or away.
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