5 Reasons YOU Should Live in a Smart Home
Smart Homes aren’t just for the rich and famous. Automated technology is more affordable and accessible than ever to the average homeowner and boasts numerous advantages over conventional homes. Everything from lighting, music, video, climate control and security can be integrated into easy to control smart phones, tablets or touch panels to make your home hum!
In fact, installing a smart home system will actually help you save money and won’t require any major renovations to your property. If comfort, convenience, security, efficiency, accessibility and fun top your list of lifestyle musts, then you should be living in a smart home.
Check out the top five reasons you should automate your home today:
1. Luxurious Comfort and Time-Saving Convenience
Everyone deserves to live the good life and can with home automation solutions. Enhance your life with modern comforts and save time for more important things by automating your lights, thermostats and more. With the push of one button a home control system can turn all the lights on and off, adjust the temperature, close and open the blinds, turn on and shut off TVs and music throughout the house and arm your security system. You can even control your entire property from your mobile device.
2. Peace of Mind and Protection
Security solutions ensure that your home is protected 24/7, 365 days a year. You could also save up to 20% off your homeowner’s insurance with security monitoring services. Control your security system from your smartphone, tablet and other web enabled device. Lock and unlock doors, arm and disarm your home and even turn lights on and off at optimum times from the comfort of your living room or the resort you’re vacationing at. Video monitoring allows you to see what’s going on at your home in real-time, at all times. See exactly what’s happening the moment an alarm is triggered, check up on the kids and make sure they’ve arrived home safely or see who’s ringing the doorbell. Security monitoring services ensure that emergency personnel are dispatched immediately in the event of a break in and store security video for added protection.
3. Efficiency and Savings
Automated homes tend to be more energy efficient than conventional homes. Energy management services protect the environment, enhance convenience and reduce utility costs. A lighting control system alone can drastically reduce your utility bill up to 40%. Just think of the savings when you enhance your home with energy efficient appliances, climate control, solar solutions and more! Lights can shut off automatically when no one is in a room, thermostat settings can adjust based on the weather conditions, and automated shades open and shut based on heating and cooling needs.
4. Entertainer’s Paradise
Whether you enjoy hosting large parties with neighbors and friends or cherish intimate leisure time with the family, a smart home offers the optimum setting for entertainment and relaxation. Audio, video and satellite solutions will keep you entertained. With multi-room audio you can listen to music in different rooms or even in the backyard, watch movies on a spectacular HDTV in your media room or home theater or choose from a diverse variety of programming with satellite services without deterring from the aesthetics or design of your home. Speakers, TVs and projectors can be concealed however you choose. Imagine a beautiful work of art hanging above your mantel that transforms into a TV with the push of a button, a television that drops from the ceiling or outdoor speakers that look like decorative rocks. The possibilities are endless!
5. Accessibility and Ease of use for the Elderly and Disabled
For elderly or disabled residents, smart homes can make living on their own easier, and provide peace of mind for caring relatives living far away that their loved ones are safe and comfortable. Lights, door locks and thermostats can be controlled with the touch of a button, even from a remote location. Home automation also allows individuals to set up schedules for automatic tasks. Lights can be set to turn on and off at specific times. Thermostats can adjust to the season or time of day and appliances can be set to automatically shut off. Intercoms make room-to-room communication a breeze and monitoring services provide assistance in the event of a medical emergency or fire.
Start living the smart life! Hi-Tech Home is a leading electronic systems provider specializing in the design, sales, and installation of entertainment, security, and energy management services for residents in Central California. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can transform your house into the automated home of your dreams! Sign up for our newsletter to receive more articles about smart living in your inbox every month.