Home automation systems were always seen as novelty devices that make a home look fancy and modern. While they do make for a nice and convenient addition to any home, their real benefits often go overlooked by many. Here are 4 ways in which home automation in Plano can actually help you save money and time both:
Thefts from homes is a big problem all around the country, especially in the countryside where houses are not huddled together. Suppose your FedEx package guy left your parcel out the front door while you’re out; chances are that it can be stolen away by a random passerby. With an automated security camera in place, you can clearly catch the culprit by viewing your camera records or even see it in real-time remotely if your camera is accessible by your phone wirelessly. You can catch the thief and save money that could have been lost if you didn’t have a camera installed.
Smart Unlock = No More Keys
Smart unlock systems are highly convenient; you don’t need to carry your keys around anymore. You can get a pin-based lock installed on your front door, or a biometric lock or a key-card based lock depending on your preferences. Suppose you use the old-school style of lock and key, and you lost your key out somewhere with no spare one in hand. You’ll either have to break the lock or get a duplicate one made by a key maker, costing you both time and money.
Savings on Energy Bills
Smart lights are those that turn on automatically when someone is in the room and turn off if there is no one in the room. While these are motion detector based, we also have remotely controlled lights that can be turned off and on wirelessly via a smartphone app. For example, you left on a vacation with your lights on accidentally; this will rake in high bills for the entire duration you are away. With smart lights, you can remotely turn them off even when you are in a different state.
Protection from Fire
Fire accidents are very, very expensive; one untreated fire in your house when you are out can burn down your entire house. Home automation systems can help detect fire via smart smoke detectors, alarms and sprinkler systems. If the home has smoke coming from somewhere or a small fire randomly breaks out, the system can immediately signal the alarm, notifying the neighbours who can immediately call the fire department. You can even check on your house remotely and call the emergency services yourself!