Upgrading to Smart Home Technology
By this point, you have probably noticed that smart home technology is becoming a popular upgrade for homeowners. In fact, to some potential homebuyers, it is one of the most sought-after features in a new home.
So why are so many of your friends and neighbors upgrading their homes with smart home technology, or turning to DIY home automation systems? As it turns out, there are plenty of compelling reasons.
Home Automation Means Convenience
Human beings love anything that makes life more convenient. Picture a world without washing machines, microwave ovens, or automobiles. We have come to take these devices for granted, but they save us a staggering amount of time and effort. So just as these now-ubiquitous technological advances were all about reducing the amount of physical work we had to do, the next wave will also help us work smarter.
Let’s say you need to let the housekeeper in while you are out of town. Rather than entrust your key to someone you may not know as well as you think you do, you can remotely lock and unlock the doors.
While you are at work, you would probably feel better knowing that the teenagers are behaving themselves and that the dog is not tearing up your new throw pillows. When you have an app like LivSecure’s Total Control Home Automation App, there is no need to ask the neighbors to check up on everyone ‘ you can just check your live security camera feed from any Internet-connected computer or smart device.
While some of these features could be components of a DIY home automation system, you will not get everything you need in one convenient package the way you do with LivSecure. For example, if you do not feel like rushing to the control panel to disarm your security system, you can just enter your passcode into your app before you carry the groceries in. LivSecure takes DIY home automation to a whole other level.
Smart homes offer a new level of convenience, and who couldn’t use a bit more convenience in their life?
Time is Money
Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night to check on a suspicious noise? You probably had a tough time going back to sleep after that ‘ and it may have even hampered your productivity at work the next day. Or have you ever had to wait around all day for the cable technician? You probably have better things to do, right?
Home automation allows you to take control of your home remotely and sets your mind at ease, both of which can help you save valuable time.
Be Smart, Be Green
We all want to do our part to protect the environment, and smart home technology can help you do just that. For example, let’s say you went on a ski trip but left the heater on at home. That is a lot of wasted energy, not to mention a missed opportunity for savings on your utility bill. If you have an app like LivSecure’s Total Control Home Automation App, you can simply turn your heater off from the ski chalet, using a very simple DIY home automation system.
It is one of the simplest tricks we use to protect our homes ‘ leaving a lamp or two on while we are gone. After all, if the lights are on, somebody must be home, right? Well, burglars are wise to that old chestnut, and leaving the lights on is a waste of energy and a fire hazard.
However, if you have a home automation smart socket plug-in, you can turn on a lamp, a TV, or a stereo system from anywhere. Anyone who may be casing your home will think someone really is home, and you will save energy in the process.
Rest Easy: The Things You Love Are Protected
With smart home technology, you do not have to worry about whether you left the thermostat running when you go out of town, nor do you have to concern yourself with the possibility of a fire or a break-in. Smart home technology has your back.
Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, and if you have a family, their security and safety is priceless. DIY home automation systems and smart home technology help you keep your most precious investments and safe.