Before I tell you how Home Automation has made our lives better, let me start with how technology itself has transformed our lives. It has completely modified the face of communication and how we interact with things today to get our work done. All this is possible only because we were ready to accept the change. Although it took time, it was inevitable that technology would become an indispensable part of our lives.
If you take the Smartphone, for example, it has been 26 years since its debut but it got traction only since the past 6 years. It took 20 years for people to understand the significance of a smartphone and when they finally did, it has become one of the most essential things in their lives.
Home Automation has been there for many years now, but the closest thing to Home Automation was introduced in the form of a Clapper for the first time in 1989. Since then many Home Automation products have come into existence like motion sensing lights, home security systems, garage doors and so on. However, the real boom in Home Automation has happened in the last few years only with appliances being able to get connected to other devices and your smartphone.
Here are few of the many ways how Home Automation will transform our lives for the good.
Easy monitoring and securing of home
With home automated security systems you will be able to have an eye on your home from anywhere in the world. You will be able to check on your family even when you are away, from the comfort of a smartphone or tablet.
Additionally, you can also have motion sensors all over your home which will notify you the moment there is a suspicious activity inside or around your house.
Apart from home security, you can also remotely open the doors of your home through a smartphone or know who is at the main door without moving from your place.
Save on your energy consumption and go green
One of the most common reasons for high electricity bills is to forget to turn off the lights or other appliances at home. With Home Automation, you not only have the power to control the lighting from your smartphone, but you will also be able to monitor the usage and consumption.
It is a tedious work to go from room-to-room to ensure that you have switched off all the lights and appliances. This process takes time and we always forget something which eventually adds up to the monthly bill.
Apart from saving on your monthly bills, you are also doing your bit for the environment by going green and embracing the challenge of conserving energy.
Reduces anxiety and helps you relax better
We always find ourselves in situations where we just cannot remember if we have locked the front door or forgot to switch off a light or turn off the gas. This eventually makes us anxious and restless.
With Home Automation, you no longer have to worry about the above-mentioned concerns as you can always check on those from the comfort of your smartphone from anywhere.
Auto mood sense
Imagine coming back home from the office after a hectic workday to be received with a soothing song based on your mood, appropriate lighting, and perfect room temperature to help you relax.
All this is possible through Home Automation.
Keep an eye on infants and the elderly
Babies and old people at home need our constant supervision. Whether it is a baby with disruptive sleep cycles or an elder person with medical needs, you don’t have to get up from your bed to check on them as you can do that from the comfort of your smartphone.
Whatever might be the reason or need, Home Automation will evolve and transform our lives by increasing productivity, saving time and money, and improving the quality of our lives.
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