Home automation has generated lot of buzz for long time, but it has not taken off as every one expected, which evokes the question “Is home automation justified.”. There are some devices that add value and make your life easy and justify their purpose.
One of the major advantage is saving energy, devices like Nest which are capable of learning and enable user to control remotely help save energy. In average house A/C accounts for 22 percent of the total electric bills, a learning thermostat can target this portion and save a sizeable amount, Economics is simple, 10 percent of 22 percent is greater in comparison with amount saved with led lights or efficient appliances which is 50 percent of 6 percent.
Utility is also an advantage; a coffee is waiting for you when you reach home from office or your coffee maker wakes you with a message, “The coffee is ready do you want me to keep it warm.", these devices can also be controlled remotely, so that you can order coffee for your self or for your guest before they reach. It will also warn you when it is about to run out of supplies. So the next time you are lazy to make your coffee you don’t have to get up if you have this machine.
We can’t talk about home automation without talking about the home security aspects it brings to the table. Devices like smart door bell, front porch camera, main door interfaces and other devices help keep your home safe and give you a piece of mind while you are on a vacation or traveling for business reasons. These devices are capable of giving you live stream video and allows you to interact with the person without you opening the door. The smarts locks can be operated remotely so you can schedule a maintenance while you are not home, you can let them in after confirming on the live video. The hi-tech Wi-Fi enabled cameras can also help you keep an eye on the young children.
Home automation devices are becoming more affordable, there was an age when these devices were only meant for people with deep pockets but that is changing. The amount these smart devices are saving they will pay for themselves in a no time.
Home automation is still a developing idea but the advantages the idea presents are already emerging. The future is exciting where soon you will be able to interact with your home, tell it to keep an eye on you kids, tell it to keep the house safe while you are away and save energy when your are not home. The limits are endless. The housing industry should also start to embrace the change because it will make their customer’s life easy.