We’re quickly moving into a digitalized age, heck we’re already there. You’re not more than a few meters from a smartphone at any time that can connect to the entire world within a millisecond. We’re used to having everything streamlined and digitalized so why should your home be any different.
If you’re not connected to the internet then you’re watching television or using some other electronic device. It’s time to get with the programmer (if you pardon the pun), it’s no longer an option to be a technophobe.
You may be wondering what smart home control systems can do for you, surely everything you need can be done manually who really needs robots doing all the work for them? Well it’s time to change your mindset.
Home control systems can do a multitude of tasks that’ll make your day to day life less stressful. Do you have children who always leave lights on at home? There’s a system for that! Do you want automated coffee or tea hot and ready the minute you wake up each and every morning? There’s a system for that! Do you want to remotely control your home from outside on a smartphone or tablet device and have peace of mind when you’re away? There’s a system for that!
I can guarantee paying attention next time you’re just going about your day to day life as usual will show up tons of different ways you wish your home and life were automated that you didn’t even realize. It’s time to take those fantasies and make them a reality.
The first thing to do is begin creating a long list with all the different functions you want as above, keep adding to it until you’re happy with everything. Below is a long list of the many of the functions you can expect but the options are endless with a little imagination.
Keeping in mind that different systems use different modes of operation such as: remote controlled, smartphone controlled, voice activated, automated timings. You’ll need the match the systems operation method with the function you want from it. For example voice activated lighting will not be suitable if you want to control your lights externally, a smartphone controlled light set would be a better fit here.
Things to add to your list:
-Home Entertainment Control
-Automated/voice activated lights
-Remote Security Cameras
-Remote Home Security
-Garage Door Opener
The list is endless!
Then think about your day to day schedule and timings. What time do you wake up, what time do you leave the home to go to work, what time to you come back etc. This way you can plot a realistic schedule of when everything will operate and get a better idea of how automated systems could really help you day to day.
Once you have your list of functions and schedule nicely matched up it’s time to browse for the best system for you and get a professional in to install it.