With a wide range of devices having been available for some time, smart home automation is technically nothing new. But as time passes, the most incredible advances in smart home technology are becoming more affordable than ever before.
Better yet, they’re also becoming increasingly simple to integrate into almost any home. Hardware like Evvr’s Zigbee 3.0 In-Wall Relay Switch can be fitted in place of any traditional light switch without the need for any neutral wire, in a matter of minutes.
It’s readily available, it’s affordable and it’s easy to bring into the home. But what are the main benefits of stepping up to smart home automation? How does the average household stand to benefit by embracing the smart home technology movement?
From comfort to convenience to cost-effectiveness, the benefits of smart home automation can be surprisingly broad.
- Centralised Control and Interaction
Firstly, the convenience of a smart control system at home is unrivalled. Via a connected mobile device or smart home assistant (like Amazon’s Alexa), a wide variety of devices and electronics can be controlled via a central hub. Activate pre-set themes at the touch of a button, while monitoring device usage, energy consumption and more.
- Flexibility and Scalability
The best smart home automation systems are those that pave the way for further expansion and diversification. Scalability should be considered when investing in a smart device or controller, in order to ensure its compatibility with any future devices you choose to integrate. If in doubt, ask your supplier for their recommendations.
Something as simple as smart home lighting automation can serve as an effective deterrent for opportunist intruders. Smart technology in general can be great for giving the impression your home is occupied when it is in fact vacant. Advances in smart home security technology are also making it easier than ever before to protect property and possessions.
Smart technology for the home is engineered to be as energy efficient as possible. Devices and electronics are designed to minimise energy consumption, while enabling the users to keep a better eye on their energy usage habits. In addition, many smart devices can be accessed and controlled from remote locations – useful where lights or appliances are accidentally left on.
- Comfort and Enjoyment
As already touched upon, pre-set themes can be programmed into a smart home system and activated at the touch of a button. Adjust the lights, the heating, the blinds and the home entertainment with a single press for a family movie night, or create the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner.
- Long-Term Value for Money
Last up, smart home automation can prove to be a uniquely cost-effective home improvement.Improvements to energy efficiency translate to measurable monthly savings, while cutting-edge smart technology can significantly boost the curb appeal of a home. The more accessible and affordable smart home technology becomes, the better the long-term value for money of its integration into your home.
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