Smart Home Technology is on the rise, it’s got all the big names; Google, Amazon, Apple & Samsung. Chances are you already have some form of Home Automation technology in your house, whether it’s a Smart Phone or Voice Assistant like the Amazon Echo.
In this post, I’m going to show you 6 amazing benefits of home automation and what a Smart Home can do for you.
Benefits of Home Automation
There are plenty of benefits of home automation, some of them are extremely obvious and others slip the mind easily. So let’s jump straight into telling you which ones I love.
Controlling devices with IoT
Want to save money? Controlling your lights, electronics and even television can all be done by your voice. Regardless of whether you’re home or at the shops, save yourself some money by turning off the lights remotely.
This is particularly useful when you use Geo-Location as well, as you can automatically turn your devices/lights off if they’re turned on and you leave your home.
Manage all devices from one place
If you’ve got a voice assistant on your Smart Phone, there’s all the likelihood you can control your Smart Devices via your phone.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a voice assistant, you can simply download the Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings application (Depending on what you’re using).
Save money with Smart Technology
Smart Light Bulbs are a huge part of a Smart Home, whether you go down the RGB Strip route or LED Light bulbs, you’re bound to save money.
But that’s not all, with Smart Technology, you can automatically turn devices off at a certain time, monitor your power usage in your home and even automate the money-saving with machine learning.
Budget Home Security from your phone
With devices like the Blink XT2, Blink Mini, Ring and even the EZVIZ C1C, running your own home security system no longer has to cost thousands. There have been so many improvements in the home security industry, you can even buy a flying drone to patrol your home.
Save time, be comfortable
There’s nothing worse than watching TV with the remote on the other side of the room. Don’t worry though, you can download the FireTV remote for your Amazon Firestick.
Alternatively, get yourself an all in one Smart Remote to control everything from light bulbs to your Television all from one spot.
Live by a routine
Every morning my computer turns on at 6:00am, my lights turn on at a low dim and my coffee is automatically ready by 6:05am. All without asking a voice assistant or pressing a button.
Smart Homes allow you to tweak your home with schedules and voice commands without hassle
What is the purpose of home Automation?
Electricity cost is a big factor in any household, we’re constantly looking to cut back as it’s something very easy to work on.
Smart Thermostats and Smart Lightbulbs are the biggest way you can save money with home automation, you can also monitor water usage.
How does Smart Home Automation work?
A smart home consists of multiple different devices which all tie together, this is great for anyone who wishes to build their smart home over time.
Want to have a house like Tony Starks? With your very own J.A.R.V.I.S? That’s quite far away with current technology but you will be able to control a lot of your home devices by your voice which is pretty cool.
Want your blinds to go up? Want a coffee? Change the channel? All of this is possible on a schedule, censor or voice control.
Set up a routine so that when you unlock your door your lights will turn on, and if it’s past 8 pm, they’re set to a dim scene.
What can home automation do?
Know exactly when the lights were on, when Spotify was used, know when your coffees will be made and what ratio of coffee to milk is being used. All from the palm of your hand with an iPhone / Android phone.
When you think about home automation, you might initially think that it will make things easier and convenient in a very static manner, however, everything with Smart Home technology is fairly modular.
Not everything needs to be automated and luckily for you, everything can be turned on and off.
Do Smart Homes cause cancer?
You’ll hear this from almost anything in this day and age, in the 80s, TVs and Phones were apparently a big cause of cancer.
Basically, anything with radio frequencies is supposed to cause radiation.
I’m going to explain both sides as best as I can and leave it up to you for the conclusion for this.
In 2013, the Radiation Safety Journal concluded that Wi-Fi technology doesn’t pose any form of risk to health. This is because the type of radiation it uses is considered “low-energy” in terms of the electromagnetic spectrum.
To break it down, X-rays are seen to potentially cause cancer because the ‘rays’ you get are highly ionised whereas Wi-Fi frequencies don’t move atoms around enough to cause them to ionise.
“There has been some media speculation that Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) and smart meters, which can be used to record energy use in your home and transmit it back to your energy provider, could cause cancer.Cancer Research UK
So, now I ask you, how do you automate your life?