Smart home automation is the way of the future, or is it? With the average Australian household owning 28 internet-connected devices as of 2020 (up four times the amount since 2009!), the future is here!
What is smart home automation?
Smart home automation generally refers to a home equipped with electronic devices and appliances controlled remotely together by a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Imagine having all your devices connected and controlled with one device or smartphone. No more searching for remotes, yelling at kids to turn lights off, or wondering if your package arrived while you were at work. With smart home automation, you can have it all at the touch of a button.
Advantages of smart homes
There are some practical yet unique benefits to home automation.
1/ Manage all your devices in one place
Keep all the tech in your home connected through one device or app. Turn lights on and off, see who is at your door, or flip on the A/C before you even walk in the door. Being able to control your appliances and devices remotely is an enormous convenience. Control everything at home, at the beach, or out of state while on vacation. Never worry about leaving the lights on again with a smart home system.
2/ Home security
Incorporating security features into your smart home is easy. Add motion-sensor outdoor lights, a video doorbell, or a CCTV camera to increase the security and value of your home. Not to mention, you can choose to receive security alerts on your smartphone as well. Monitor your home whether you are in the backyard or skiing in Canada!
No matter how state-of-the-art your technology seems today, without a doubt, newer, faster, more modern models will come out. With smart home automation, adding new appliances, devices and technology are easy.
4/ Custom-designed smart home
Work with a qualified electrician on a smart home design for your new home—plan for the future by designing a space that works for you and your family.
Conversely, if you have an older home, don’t despair. Experienced electricians can retrofit your older home into a smart home. Keep the early 20th-century charm and add 21st-century conveniences!
5/ Energy efficiency
This one may have surprised you. Smart homes can be more energy efficient. Motion sensored lights that shut off when you leave a room, roller blinds that shut as the sun hits them, and programmable thermostats are all great ways to heat and cool your home without wasting energy.
Hiring a residential electrician in Torquay
If you are interested in retrofitting your older home into a smart home, curious about a smart home design plan or want to upgrade your home’s electrical to add more tech then give the experienced smart home electricians in Ocean Grove a call 0456 777 067.
For over 25 years, Kirt and the team at Smart Green have been providing residential electrical services for Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast areas.