It’s a new year, and there are plenty of opportunities to improve your life for 2018! This year could be the year that you cut home costs, upgrade your security, and create an insanely convenient and modern home atmosphere! This year, home automation systems and products are entering more homes than ever. Modern homeowners are able to control their lighting, security systems and much more from their device or via a central unit located within the home. And this year, you can too!
Add Automation to Your Home Security Arsenal
When you add intelligent home design to your home security strategy, you add much more than you think. In addition to security, adding automation also brings savings, comfort, energy efficiency, and more.
Automation Saves Money and Time
When you install home automation, you no longer have to keep any lights or appliances on longer than necessary when you’re not at home. You also won’t have to spend time or fuel to travel home to ensure appliances are powered off or doors are locked, nor waste hours worrying about them.
Keeps Things Comfortable
With home automation systems, there’s no need to worry about unexpected temperature increases or decreases within your home while you’re away. Instead, you can use your device to monitor and adjust your home’s temperature, which saves you money.
Energy efficiency is yet another benefit of installing home automation. When you’re able to monitor your home climate control and other systems remotely, you can make adjustments to ensure they run as efficiently as possible. The more efficiently a system runs, the longer its useful life will be.
Imagine being able to turn your lights on and off or lock and unlock your doors with just your cell phone, from where ever you are in the world. This kind of improved security is possible with a home surveillance system. A simple app can eliminate the risk of thieves entering your home by allowing you to turn your lights on at random times. Some home surveillance systems can also let you know whenever someone enters your home.
It Is Always There
Instead of having to ask a neighbor to watch over your home while you’re away, a home automation system is always there. You can monitor your home remotely to ensure constant security. You can even use home automation in conjunction with that helpful neighbor.
For example, when they leave your home, you can use your home lighting control to make it look like someone is there. As well, the ability to control your home’s locks remotely can ensure security in the event your neighbor forgets to lock any connected doors.
The constant presence that home automation provides can also prevent the stealing of delivered items. Instead of leaving items on your doorstep, you can communicate directly with the delivery people and ask them to leave items in a more secure location like your garage. You can open the garage door and even watch the person deliver the item before securing the door remotely when they’ve left.
It Helps Prevent Disaster
You’ve probably heard a few stories about families who come home from vacation, only to discover that a water pipe has burst and caused serious damage. Believe it or not, this can also be avoided when you have certain types of automated systems in your home.
Some of these systems will send you an alert when emergencies like this occur but take things a step further by allowing you to turn off your home’s water supply until you or a repair person can get there.
Special Lighting at Your Fingertips
You can also use your home automation system for fun during special times when family and friends gather. For those holiday dinner parties, you can use your home automation system to set the mood. Depending on what it’s connected to, your system may be able to store any number of different scenes that include music choices, temperature and home lighting control.
Privacy When You Want It
In addition to controlling your lighting, many home automation systems also let you control your privacy. You can simply access your device to raise your motorized window blinds and let the light in. As the sun sets, simply set your shades to close at the same time your lights turn on.
Multitask Like Never Before
Entertaining company during parties or events is not for the faint of heart. There’s all that cooking and, on top of it, the necessity of having to run and answer the door with the arrival of each guest. However, thanks to home automation, this is no longer a problem. Instead of having to interrupt your time in the kitchen, you can communicate with guests via your cell phone, welcoming them and even letting them in without having to stop what you’re doing.
Finding the Best Home Automation Products
Even if you are tech-savvy, it’s best to seek the knowledge of professionals when installing your home automation system, but not all companies are created equal. The best company for your home automation needs is one that has received few complaints in its online reviews.
Another sign of a reputable company is its track record. Any company you are considering should have experience with several kinds of home automation installation situations. It should also be experienced with simple and complex installations, from home climate control to central systems that control several appliances.
Being involved with technology means being able to stay one step ahead. A company that knows which of its products will remain current after the next trend is definitely the right one. It should also know which equipment will work best with a central hub.
Of course, any company you choose should be able to answer any questions you have about home automation, motorized window blinds, and other products. All in all, in choosing a company with a high level of experience, you can ensure that your home automation system is installed faster and with fewer mistakes and that it is of the highest quality.
Don’t Base It on Price
You should never choose a company to provide your home automation services because it offers low prices. Doing this can also risk your having no warranty to fall back on in case something goes wrong with your system. A company that is established and which charges more for its products and services will eliminate the possibility of having to repair or replace your system before you should have to.
TVTI has provided its customers with knowledgeable and top-quality intelligent home design services since 1999. When you’re looking for the best in-home automation, lighting control systems, security, and more, our fabrication and installation specialists can help. Call 312-829-9145 to learn more about the cutting-edge products and services we offer.