Home automation has the ability to deliver some genuine improvements to our lives but its true purpose is sometimes confused by the power of remote control. This may stem from the fact that the consumer tech market is now flooded with so called smart appliances, designed to be controlled from the convenience of your tablet or phone. From connected TV’s to coffee machines, this can place your home in the palm of your hand but it probably won’t make it smart.
Now, we will admit, the first time we experienced switching our lights on and off from a smart phone was a truly memorable event. The benefits were instantly recognised but we soon found ourselves wanting more than just a high-tech remote. Of course, it’s nice to know we can monitor and control things from a smart phone when necessary but this is only part of the story.
Home automation is not about pushing buttons. It’s about employing technology to take care of the day-to-day operation of your home automatically. When implemented properly, it will go about its business unnoticed, quietly reacting to your needs while improving you and your family’s comfort and safety.