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How a Smart Home Can Make Life Easier
By: Shane Jones   |    June 25, 2012   |   0 Comments (0) (0)

If you get tired of fumbling around your purse to find your keys, you may want to know more about how a smart home can make your life a little bit easier. The whole concept may seem unreal like an oil scam, but a house that thinks is becoming more and more common.  

What is a Smart Home?

A smart home uses technology to control various aspects of a house. Don’t feel like getting up? You can control the lights in every room of your home without hitting a switch. When you have your hands full of groceries, you can push a button to unlock your doors with wireless lock technology. The functions of a smart home operate on a network that integrates the different options available in a smart home.

Benefits of a Smart Home

You can have your entertainment, curtains and appliances controlled by a touch screen device that is programmed to follow your commands for your home. Instead of manually preheating the oven, it can be done from a central command tablet.

There is more than just convenience that comes with smart home technology. Your safety can also be held to a higher standard with the monitoring capabilities of wireless controls in your house.

Save Money

You can save money on your heating and air conditioning bills by installing smart home technology on your HVAC system. You will be able to control the settings of your thermostat through the internet. You can even program your system to increase or decrease the temperature when are not home and to restore settings when you return, automatically.

More advanced systems can actually detect when no one is home to go into energy-saving mode and turn lights off and set the temperature to the most energy-efficient setting for the season. 

Security in a Smart Home

You can have access controls in your home and security features that protect your loved ones. Your home can have CCTV (closed circuit television) to monitor activity around your home. You can also have IP video cameras installed to monitor activity from anywhere in the world on your PC. So when you are off on vacation, you can still monitor your home as long as there is an internet connection.

Providers of Smart Home Technology

Most smart home technology providers are security system providers. However, many internet providers are branching into this market.

Smart technology for homes is very affordable nowadays, and if you already have an internet connection, bundle packages can be arranged to have monitoring and wireless control of media in your residence.

To have wireless technology in your home, contact a security company or your cable/internet company about the options they have available.

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