More and more people are upgrading to smart homes due to convenience, efficiency and all sorts of benefits.
An automation system enhances safety and security. While a motion detector can turn on outdoor lights and record video, an automated system is an opportunity to create a chain reaction. If someone steps onto the porch, they trigger the doorbell camera’s motion detector. With a smart home, the doorbell camera records the visitor and can have various lights turned on to give the impression that someone is home. A smart speaker can activate the sound of a dog barking. The homeowner can converse with the visitor, even when they aren’t on the premises. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors can be integrated into home automation, unlocking doors and turning lights on to facilitate an evacuation. Today’s security systems feature window and door alarms, glass breakage sensors and more. The home automation system is controlled by the smartphone, allowing adjustment of components from anywhere. Smart gadgets can pair with voice assisted technology such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Even if the phone isn’t handy, the homeowner can just speak a demand and have it completed. Because smart home components connect to smartphone apps, there is the possibility of easy access to in-depth reports and controls. The homeowner can get notifications whenever a family member adjusts the thermostat. Each family member can have their own security code or smart lock PIN, eliminating the need to carry keys. Parents can receive notification when each child arrives home from school. It provides insight into how energy is consumed and reveals changes in indoor air quality.