Home automation can feel like something from a back to the future movie if you don’t know what you are looking for and aren’t sure how it can help you in your everyday life. Let’s walk through some of the benefits of having a smart home.
Wi-Fi – 15 years ago you couldn’t talk on the phone if you were using the internet, nowadays most people need the internet to use their phones. Technology is changing, and as we progress, it’s important to keep the Wi-Fi up to date too. There’s not much point having any of the new home automation products if the Wi-Fi is slow or there are dead spots in the home. Make sure to have a chat with your provider about getting your Wi-Fi in tip-top shape.
Kitchen – from automatic mixers to fridges that tell you what you have to eat, technology in the kitchen has come a long way since the microwave. If you’re looking to take it to the next step with technology, why not look into Amazon’s Alexa. Alexa is a voice-controlled home automation centre that can play music when you ask, set the aircon when you ask and even turn the lights on when you ask. It’s like having a personal assistant controlled by your voice – right there in the kitchen with you – and no, this assistant won’t sneak the cookie dough.
Heating – there’s nothing better than coming home on a cold winters evening to your home already warmed up to a comfortable 22 degrees. With home automation, you can set the heat pump on while you’re leaving the office and walk into a warm home. Automatic heated towel rails can warm your towel up for your morning shower, and your electric fireplace can be easily switched off before you head to bed for the evening. This kind of home automation can save on power costs and keep you warm only when you need it.
Security – for peace of mind, you might be interested in boosting your home security. I’m not talking about putting up a gate to access the property; I’m talking about security systems and electronic door locks. An alarm is revolutionary in terms of protecting a home, and new systems on the market allow you to set alarms for areas of your home you are not using and are great to alert the neighbours of any suspicious activity. Electronic locks do away with keys and keep your home secure to those who you approve; you can even unlock your home to let the builder in while you’re at work through your phone.
When you are looking at building your dream home, we can work with you to ensure your home is the smartest on the street and that all your home automation needs are met. At 3C Homes, we are here to help the process be as smooth as possible.