Just a decade ago, the idea of owning an automated home sounded like something that was straight out of a movie about the Jetsons. Pressing a button to remotely control features around your home was an idea that’s been around for years but the systems weren’t fully developed until recently. Now, as technology has advanced, home automation systems have become much more affordable. Here are 5 reasons that you should consider turning your standard home into a smart one:

Securing Your Home without Running Late

Have you ever left your home for work and had the lingering feeling that you left your front door unlocked? The worst feeling you can have all day at work is wondering if you did or didn’t secure your property. You could always head back home, but the last thing that you need is to be late once again.

When you automate your home you can secure your doors by using your door as a control. By accessing the automation app, you will be able to press the ‘Lock’ icon and choose the doors. It’s also a nice feature if you need to unlock the door for your husband or kids when they lock themselves out.

Be in the Know at All Times

If you have a traditional security system, you can’t view what’s going on in your home unless you get home and watch recordings. With automation security systems, your home will be outfitted with cameras where the footage can be viewed in real time via your phone. Install cameras that detect motion to your room, your doorway, the backyard, hazard areas around the home, and more. This helps you easily see what’s going on at all times.

Adjusting Room Temperatures from Anywhere

No one wants to come home to a stifling hothouse in the middle of summer or a blistering cold living room in winter. In the past, the only way to avoid this was to leave on your thermostat so that the room stayed comfortable. Now, you don’t have to waste power keeping an uninhabited property cooled or heated.

With a home automation system, you can turn your thermostat one or off and change the temperature settings in a room so that it’s nice and ready for you before you arrive. These systems allow you to be more comfortable and they can even save you the money you would have spent keeping your HVAC systems running.

Controlling Your Home While Away

Homeowners who travel frequently are always left to worry about their homes. There’s more peace of mind for traveling professionals when they have home automation. Not only can you watch your home from on a plane or anywhere else that you can buy WiFi, you can also control when your house can be entered and by who. The perfect feature for someone who hates letting go of control even on the other side of the country.

Light Control Matters

Seasoned burglars are always looking for the perfect time to enter a vacant home. If you have your home automation hooked up to your lighting devices, you can turn the lights on and off as you please. You can even program a time when the lights will turn on for better security in the home. It’s a safety feature and a comfort feature all-in-one.

There are many benefits to investing in the IQ of your home. If you don’t have a smart home, getting a home automation system will leave you wondering why you waited. You can enjoy better security, more control, more comfort all while you save money on your utility bills.