Is a Home Automation System Right for You?
Explore the Advantages of Smart Technology
Home automation systems have been taking the Guildford, CT area by storm lately. As more and more homeowners upgrade their properties, you may be asking yourself if it’s time for you to dip your toes into the smart technology pool.
The truth of the matter is that smart home automation is not for everyone. That said, today’s modern platforms are incredibly easy to use and offer a wide range of benefits. Below, we walk through some of the signs that it’s time for you to embrace smart technology in your home. If, by the end of this article, any of the signs match your goals, then give us a call.
1. You want a more energy-efficient home
One of the biggest advantages of smart home technology is its ability to reduce energy usage and make your property eco-friendlier. The system helps reduce energy usage in a number of ways, such as by automatically turning off lights in unused rooms, lowering window shades to stave off solar heat gain, or adjusting a smart thermostat automatically.
The system works cohesively together to make energy-reducing decisions across a variety of factors, including your family’s comfort.
2. Interior design is your passion
The same technology that keeps energy waste at a minimum can also be used to make your home look its best. Use smart lighting to set the perfect scene for any occasion. Add motorized shades to vaulted windows, while knowing you can easily open or close them without a ladder. Add spotlights to prized artwork or architectural finishes that turn on when you’re hosting guests.
All of these are just the tip of the iceberg for what’s possible by leveraging smart technology to enhance interior design.
3. You want an easier way to manage all of your technology
Smartphones, tablets, smart thermostats, security cameras, smart TVs, sound systems… The average home has a lot of technology. And if you’ve relied on DIY setups in the past, all of those devices are likely fragmented into individual systems that aren’t easy to manage.
With home automation, you can connect all of the devices in your home into one platform. From a single app, you have access to your sound systems, televisions, surveillance cameras, thermostats, and even your lights and window shades.
4. You’re concerned about home security
Today’s security systems can go far beyond a blaring alarm. With smart technology, you can opt for something far more proactive, such as a system that allows you to monitor surveillance footage in real time and receive notifications if something goes wrong – even if you’re not at home.
You can even set your home automation system to vacation mode while you’re traveling. The lights and window shades will automatically adjust throughout the day, simulating your regular habits. The result? From an outside perspective, your home will appear occupied. That makes it far less likely that your property will be burglarized while you’re away.
So is a home automation system the right choice? Only you can answer that, but if you’d like more information about the different devices you could have in your home or the advantages you’d gain, we encourage you to call us at (860) 875-2876 or fill out this quick questionnaire.