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Do you remember watching futuristic movies as a kid? People had fancy screens they could use to control nearly everything in the home.
This fantasy is now a reality thanks to home automation apps. With one tablet and one push of a button, the possibilities have become nearly limitless.
Are you interested in how to turn your house into a smart home? Keep reading, we’ve some tips you’ll need to get started.
Introduction to Home Automation Apps
You may be asking yourself, “Why do I need home automation apps?”
The answer is convenience. It’s why we do everything we do in this life. We pay bills because we like to be comfortable and keep our homes heated with proper lighting in the evenings.
We eat food for energy while we eat healthy food to continue living for as long as possible.
Technology exists for the same reasons.
If you want to feed your dog at a certain time every day, even when you aren’t home, that’s a possibility. Want to start off your morning by having a cup of Joe ready for you as soon as you stumble into the kitchen? It can happen.
Lighting and Temperature Control
If you have a love for gadgets, this is where the smart home addiction usually starts. You will save energy and in the long run, a ton of money.
You can keep your temperature constant while you’re away if you worry about the pipes bursting. You can open and close the blinds to let the sun in or block it out.
You can control all of these features from a wall-mounted table or an app on your smartphone.
Some apps will send you a kit of sensors and all you have to do is attach them to the device you want to control. These home automation apps can range from user-friendly to having to watch a video tutorial to understand what they can do.
Are you forgetful? You can use these products to turn off anything you forgot about in your rush to leave the house. All with the push of a button.
If you’re ready and willing to take the next step, invest in a smart security system. Not only do these systems come with motion and/or light detecting features, but you can automate them.
On vacation? You can view all of your cameras from the hotel room.
Set up your system on a tablet and watch the neighbor’s cat dig through your trash on your lunch break.
Did a disturbing sound wake you up in the middle of the night? You can check your mobile device or television set to see what’s going on. All with the push of a button.
Good thing you can automate your door locks!
With a small investment of about $100, you can purchase a few items from our blog to see what all the fuss is about. If you like what you see and are impressed with how these items make your life easier, you can graduate to costlier devices that will do more.
If you have any questions about which devices or apps are right for you, shoot away in the comments section below!