When you’re enjoying your golden years, you want life to be simpler. Many feel like “all of this technology” is way too complicated. Well, we’re here to say that there have been great advances in making technology simple and easy to use. In most cases, the home automation technology can be a simple self-install. And, once installed, it’s pretty much “set it and forget it.”
As we age, we tend to start forgetting. So the more we’re setting the more convenient life can be. Simple home automation is known to improve your quality of life making your house more enjoyable while increasing your personal safety and automate tasks to make your life easier.
Today’s home automation systems are yesterday’s home alarm systems. That’s right. With the right equipment installed, all of the automation is now controlled through your home security system. So, while you’re protecting your home, you’re getting the benefit of all of the great conveniences technology has to offer. Today’s home security means you can automatically arm or disarm your system without really having to go to your security panel to do so. In fact, most home security systems WITHOUT home automation are seldom used. Most owners don’t remember their code and many don’t remember they even have a system!
With the modern systems, there are no telephone wires, no wires connecting the contacts. Everything is wireless which is why it’s feasible to install a system on your own to save money. The security panel uses a cell-based technology to connect to the central station to report burglaries, water situations, smoke and fire. This way, there’s not wires for the bad guys to cut.
The majority of convicted burglars say that they intentionally avoided homes with security systems
How Automation Helps
With the right system installed you can control the many functions:
- Automatically turn appliances on and off
- Secure your doors and windows automatically
- Turn on lights when you enter your home
- Record video inside and outside the home when there’s unexpected motion
- Be reminded if your garage door or any door is left open
- be alerted if you have a freeze or a flood and AUTOMATICALLY shut off water valves.
Be Green to Save Green
Being on a fixed budget, every penny counts. With home automation can help you save hundreds of dollars a year on saved energy use. You can automatically adjust temperatures based on occupancy to optimized your savings. You have your lights turned off when a room is empty or you are not at home.
56% of a home’s energy usage is attributed to heating and cooling
Never Forget the Keys
Remember the Fred Flintstone? In the closing credits he was locked out of his own hom helling “WILMA!!!!” banging on the door.
Home automation can eliminate the need for keys if you wish. With automated locks, you can lock and unlock your doors with your cellphone, key fob or a personal access code.
To make your home safe and enjoyable you should consider a home automation solution which is quite affordable.