What Are the Benefits of Home Automation?

Jon Perry
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In Las Vegas, having a home security system is a no-brainer. Not only do they provide you and your family protection, but a good home security system can save you money on your energy costs and give you peace of mind whether you are at home or away.  

But another great way to protect your home and save money on energy costs is with home automation. Turning your house into a smart home allows you to control your appliances, devices, thermostat, and other electronics using an internet connection and a device like a smartphone. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of smart home automation, including: 

  • Maximizing your home security 

  • Providing easy access to all of your devices 

  • Reducing energy costs 

  • Improving the functionality of your home appliances

Maximizing your home security 

Keeping your family, your home, and your belongings secure is important to you. When you fill your home with smart technology and incorporate your security system as well, you’re enhancing your home security enormously.  

Home automation allows you to access your security system, surveillance cameras, smart doorbell, and smart door locks from the palm of your hand. This means you can monitor the goings-on in and around your home in real time, check in on your cameras, see who’s on your front stoop, and lock or unlock your doors remotely.  

Smart lighting allows you to turn your interior and exterior lights on and off remotely, set a lighting schedule, and keep your home well-lit to deter criminals. And should your alarm system be activated while you are away, you can receive immediate alerts right to your phone. You’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that everything is under control whether you’re across the street or across the world. 

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Accessing all your home’s devices 

Home automation can give you access to many of your home’s devices and appliances. This includes remote control of your oven, refrigerator, lights, television, security system, and even the pool pump.  

Being able to access so many devices in your home makes home ownership easier and allows you to enjoy a convenient and comfortable lifestyle. Keep your home well lit (or turn the lights off) remotely to improve visibility in and around your home and improve security. With a smart oven, you can preheat the oven for dinner when you’re on the way home from work. You can check the contents of your smart refrigerator from the grocery store.  And record your favorite shows on your smart television with the touch of a button.  

 

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Reducing energy costs 

When you automate your home, you can do your part to preserve the environment while keeping more money in your pocket. Integrated smart thermostats and automated lighting allow you the flexibility to adjust your home’s internal temperature whether you are home or not. This helps minimize unnecessary energy use when lighting is left on throughout your home. 

You can also take advantage of the programmability of these devices. That means you can set a schedule for heating, cooling, and lighting based on your family’s schedule. You won’t have to worry about wasting energy, making adjustments, or forgetting to turn the lights off when your smart system is in control. 

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Improving the functionality of your home appliances 

Many of the latest appliances like ovens, televisions, refrigerators, and washers and dryers have smart technology already built in. This means you can control these household appliances  from your smartphone and make the most of the existing smart features of each appliance.  

For example, a smart oven or toaster can track your baking habits and the types of foods you cook and help to ensure you never overcook another Thanksgiving turkey. Your smart refrigerator can alert you when the milk is running low or help you build a grocery list and send it to your phone for easy access. 

A smart washer can track the size of your laundry loads and help you use the ideal amount of water and detergent for effective, energy-efficient washing. And a smart dryer can perfectly dry and restore your clothes with minimal effort on your part. Tap into these features of your home appliances to make your life easier and more enjoyable. 

Ready to upgrade to the latest and safest home automation technology? Protect your home and family better than ever before with Sting Alarm. Schedule your free consultation or call us at 702.737.8464 today.

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