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Why Home Automation is Needed
In addition to providing and installing your security system, American Alarm can bring the comfort of automation into your home. Home automation allows access to various devices in your home at a distance, giving homeowners remote control over lighting, lawn sprinklers, thermostats, appliances, and more. This capability can be connected to your existing home security system, seamlessly integrating with alarms, sensors, locks, and cameras.
How Does Home Automation Work?
Home automation is part and parcel of the “internet of things” or IoT, which allows for smart devices to be connected to via Ethernet or Wi-Fi and communicate using a specific protocol. The two most universally accepted communication protocols, Zigbee and Z-Wave, have a plethora of compatible devices that homeowners can choose from.
Once you have a smart home hub that allows for home automation integration, you can begin to explore connecting multiple devices. Want to save money on your heating bill? Simply program your smart thermostat to lower the temperature when you leave home and raise it before you return. Ensure your home is safe during vacation by programming lights to turn on and off in the evening to deter burglars. The possible applications for home automation are endless, and so is the efficiency you’ll gain.
Home Automation and Smart Devices
What types of home automation devices are there? The list is endless, but you’ll need to focus on one thing, compatibility. To evaluate if a device is a good fit for your needs, figure out if it communicates with your existing home security system. Rather than fuss with confusing communication protocols, American Alarm offers the following home automation devices to ensure you’ll get a hassle-free installation experience. Each one of these components are compatible with our security system and can be controlled via our Smart Home Panel or remotely on our mobile app.
Smart Home Panel
This is not just the brain of your home security system, but also the control center for the connected devices that make up your home automation. You’ll get notifications about system status and alarms as well as access to control your lights, locks, and thermostat.
You know that niggling feeling when you leave the house and you just can’t remember whether or not the door is locked? Smart door locks will banish that doubt with the ability to control your lock from any connected device.
Dial in your comfort with a smart thermostat that’ll allow you to set it and forget it. You can control and tweak the temperature remotely or program it to maximize efficiency and save on heating and cooling throughout the year.
Take a peek at visitors even when you’re not home with this video doorbell that’ll enable you to speak, hear, and see anyone who sets foot on your doorstep.
Control your lights remotely or set programs to ensure when you’re away, your home still appears to be at full occupancy.
The Benefits of Home Automation
One of the biggest benefits of home automation is the ability to remotely control, monitor, and access not just your home security system, but your smart devices as well. Being able to use any internet connected mobile device to self-monitor your home allows for not only addressing alarms and suspicious activity but viewing live feeds of security cameras to verify what’s happening while you’re away.
Once you get your hands on some home automation, you’ll probably want more. In addition to being able to arm your security system, you’ll be able to lock and unlock doors, set your thermostats, adjust your lights, and even check in on your packages that just arrived on the doorstep.
Here are just a few of the benefits of automating your home.
With proper automation, you can control smart devices for increased efficiency, saving money on everything from heating and cooling to water and electricity.
Being able to turn lights on and off or peek at the live feed of your front doorstep isn’t just a cool technology perk. These home automation features have the ability to enhance your existing security system and offer additional peace of mind.
Because home automation literally automates processes, you can enjoy the convenience of knowing that your thermostat automatically adjusts or your lights come on before you arrive home, reducing stress and worry and providing a better quality of life for you and your family.
Control is King
You can control smart devices for increased efficiency, saving money on everything from heating and cooling to water and electricity.
A home is much more than a house, and with connected smart devices at your fingertips, you can create the perfect atmosphere. Automating your home lets you choose comfort and personalize the environment in each room.