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A Good Place To Start Home Automation

What should you do if you're at work and one of your children leaves the garage door open? What should you do with your lawn if you are on vacation and there is a sudden heat wave at home? Or What if there is a sudden cold snap and you are worried about your pipes freezing? If you invest in the right home automation technology, you can control key home systems no matter where you are in the world. 

Automated Garage Door

Children have a nasty habit of not closing garage doors, and having your garage open to the world can leave your home susceptible to theft or weather damage. By buying an opener that has wifi capability and by installing the right app on your home, you can receive alerts when your door opens and close the door no matter where you are in the world.

Sprinkler Automation

Sprinkler systems should already be controlled with a timer, but this does not mean that your system has the ability to respond to changes in the weather. Instead, you enter a program into your sprinkler clock, which it then executes. If you have an increase in temperature, your lawn might not get enough water. If, on the other hand, you have rainstorms, your lawn can get too much water. If you are at home, you can adjust your system to accommodate for these changes. On the other hand, if you are away from home, you will need a clock that is compatible with a smartphone app in order to make changes to your clock. 

Thermostat Automation

By automating your thermostat, you can control the temperature at home no matter where you are. For example, if your children are prone to adjust the temperature, and you are worried about energy efficiency, a smartphone-compatible thermostat can allow you to lock out your children and/or make adjustments to your thermostat for whatever reason. For example, if you are away from home and a cold snap threatens your plumbing, you can turn your furnace on via your smartphone. 

Home automation gives you all sorts of advantages that can give you control over your home environment. While automating your lights might seem like a frivolous luxury, automating key home systems can give you the ability to adapt to your environment and keep your home safer than you otherwise could. If you are interesting in automating your home, work with a company likeAudio Visual Experts LLC.