For decades, society has been obsessed with home automation and that can be clearly seen by how it has been represented in the media. Many of you will remember their first introduction to smart home home automation through the popular Tex Avery “Home of the Future” cartoons of the early fifties, or through the Jetson’s cartoons of the sixties. In these cartoons, smart home technology was seen as something that could take away all of the burdens of modern society from all lives. The homes in these cartoons could brush our teeth, make our breakfasts and help make sure that our children got up and off to school.
While many of these smart home technologies portrayed in these early cartoons may now seem absurd, some of their promises are beginning to come to fruition. Home automation is beginning to have a major impact on our lives. It has given us remote or automated control of our homes and appliances, and has indeed made our lives easier. Today, we are going to take a good look at the top tips for home automation and how they can be implemented in your home.
1. Home Security Automation
Home security automation allows your home to adequately do what it is supposed to do, protect you and your family. Home security automation usually involves security cameras with DVR capability, key-less door locks and motion sensors. These systems allow you to see who is at the front door, arm the motion detectors and even lock/unlock your doors with the push of a button.
2. Home Automation Lighting
Home automation lighting allows you to control any of the lights in your home with a push of a button, whether you are in the home or a thousand miles away. These systems can also be programmed to turn the lights on at a specific time.
3. Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats can be set from a remote location or programmed to set itself to a specific temperature at a specific time. It can even bee tied in with the home security and home lighting automation to work in conjunction. Setting it up this way allows the system to lock the doors, gradually dim your light and set your thermostat, even when you have already gone to bed.
4. Whole Home Audio Systems
Have you ever wanted to hear music in a room other than the one with the stereo? With whole home audio system automation you would never have that problem again. Now the music can follow you from room to room and it can all be controlled by a push of a button.
5. Home Security Alerts
Your teenager may have told you that they are going to call you when they got home, but how often do they forget to do it? Well, now you can receive text messages when they enter your home. This feature allows you to monitor your home, and your family, no matter where you are in the world.
As you can see, home automation is doing things that were once considered to be in the realm of science fiction. It is allowing us to keep our families safe, discourage criminals and exert more control over our homes. It is also making sure that we always know what is going on with our property at any given time. This eliminates any worries we have about our homes and families. And it is doing all of this in a fun and convenient fashion. For more information and to check out our specials – please visit our home automation packages listings.
Tekmax Technologies is a company you can rely on to install and maintain your home automation equipment. With over twenty years in the business and a solid accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, you can rest assured we can handle any automation job, small or large. If your looking for the home automation leader in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, then contact us today so we can help you with your home automation needs.