More homeowners are embracing automation. What are you waiting for? We have 5 home automation ideas you can try with your spectrum service.
Are you curious to learn some home automation ideas?
Let’s say you’re on vacation in the Bahamas, enjoying the sun and sand.
All of the sudden it hits you — you forgot to lock the front door of your home! Now instead of relaxing by the beach, you’re worried about your valuables being stolen.
Has that kind of thing ever happened to you?
You’re not alone. Forgetting to take care of simple things at home can steal your joy while you’re away.
What if instead of worrying, you could lock your front door by tapping on your phone? Then you could rest easy knowing your house is safe.
Five Easy Home Automation Ideas
Would you like to automate your doors, lighting and thermostat? You could set up a camera and a motion detector inside or outside your home.
Would that make you feel better?
In this article, we will present five easy home automation ideas that can give you peace of mind, all the time.
1. Smart Door Locks
You can lock your doors with one touch using an app or secure website. That way you have control over your home from anywhere, at any time.
You can program the system to automatically lock the doors when the system is armed.
You’re also able to enter your home using personalized codes. Keyless entry means you never have to worry about losing your keys again.
2. Smart Lights
When you’re on vacation, you don’t want anyone to know that your house is empty and vulnerable.
With smart lights, you can program your house to turn leave the lights on during the day and turn them off at night. That way, it’s less obvious that you’re not home, so your house is less of a target for crime.
Or have you ever laid down in bed, only to realize that the kitchen light is still on?
Using your smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can turn the lights off remotely, even when you’re out of town.
3. Indoor/Outdoor Camera
What if you also had a camera installed to monitor your residence while you’re away? That way you have footage in case of a theft.
Plus, some experts say that a security system can save you 20 to 45 percent on the cost of homeowner’s insurance.
You can also keep an eye on your kids at home while you’re at work. That way you never have to guess which kid covered the dog in pudding.
4. Motion Detector
Setting up a motion detector can also alert you to any unwanted activity around or inside your house. You can set up an alarm system to ward off trespassers.
5. Smart Thermostat
IntelligentHome automation may also save you some money on heating and cooling.
You can program or manually adjust the temperature to rise in the summer and drop in the winter while you’re at work. Then an hour before you come home, you can set it to a more comfortable temperature.
While you can program most normal thermostats to kick on and off at certain times, it can be a pain to do. Many people prefer the ease of using a smart thermostat.
You can also adjust the setting while you’re on vacation, in case you forgot.
You can use Spectrum Voice to activate your home security system. We also offer free virus detection and a security suite to keep you and your family safe online.