Did you know that homes without video monitoring or security systems are 300% more likely to be burglarized than homes with proper security?
Added security is just one reason to hire home automation services to upgrade your living space. More day-to-day advantages include the simple convenience of having modern technology that supports your lifestyle: your coffee is made when you want it, the thermostat manages itself, and you get to talk to a virtual assistant to streamline your morning.
From integrated security systems to access control systems and beyond, there is a lot to be gained by investing in home automation services. This article is about the most common components of an automated “smart home,” so you’ll be prepared to talk with your home automation services provider.
The smart hub is your home’s control panel and your automated system’s “brain.” Hubs connect all of your home’s smart devices, integrating them in one single interface. When you invest in cloud-based security options, your service provider can also enable you to monitor your home’s safety through this function. Basically, they are what makes smart homes smart.
Some common examples of simplified smart hubs include Google Home and Amazon Alexa. These options are becoming more common, but they are not technically smart hubs. They’re technically considered “simplified hubs” because they lack major necessary protocols to act as true hubs for a connected home.
Instead, AA Safe and Security uses Nortek’s 2Gig devices for seamless, premium-quality home automation services. This is a superior option to the kind of devices you would normally find in tech stores and hardware stores. Instead of relying on a limited system or using multiple brands that don’t work well together, AA Safe and Security makes sure your entire system is fully optimized and operational.
After simplified smart hubs, smart thermostats are typically the product most people start their home automation projects with. These devices learn your temperature preferences and adjust themselves automatically depending on what your preferences are. You can program them to follow your schedule or recognize when you leave the house, so they aren’t using too much energy. While an automated feature like this might not stop someone from breaking in, this home feature is a great way to make you feel more secure and comfortable in your home.
Smart lightbulbs look just like ordinary lightbulbs, but instead of being switched on and off at the lamp, you control them using a smartphone app. You can adjust brightness and set them to turn on and off automatically at certain times of the day. This is essential if you’re going out of town on a business trip and you want to make it seem like people are home. Controlling your home’s functions from afar will keep your home safer from prying eyes.
Doorbell Camera and Intercom
As noted at the beginning of this article, home security is a very significant reason to automate your home. Doorbell cameras serve this purpose by keeping an eye on your front porch when you aren’t home. Home automation services can even alert you via your phone when someone rings the doorbell. With modern intercom systems, you can access your home’s video monitoring service to talk to them without getting up. You don’t even have to leave your couch (or the office) to find out who is at the door and talk to them.
When you want to learn more, call to discuss your needs with a professional at AA Safe and Security.