Three Steps to Make Your Home Smarter
You’ve just got to work and suddenly can’t remember whether or not you locked the door to your home. You’re away on vacation when a storm passes through your area and you wish you could check to see if your home is still intact. Fortunately, these worries can be banished with the use of smart home technology.
New tech is now available for homeowners to help them prevent unwanted intrusions and keep an eye on your home when you’re not there. These systems can be operated from your smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi or cellular data. Check out just a few features and benefits that homeowners can enjoy.
Smart home security system – Helps provide security against break-ins and theft. Alarms for the entire house can be set from a smartphone app even when you’re not home. If the alarm is triggered, you’ll get an alert immediately on your smartphone or tablet.
Smart door locks – You can lock or unlock a door from anywhere using an app on your smartphone. Some smart locks can also be monitored or controlled from a web app on a laptop or desktop computer. Homeowners can program in multiple codes so that family, contractors, and cleaning staff all have their own access codes. Multiple smart home locking systems allow homeowners to track who entered and exited your home, too.
Smart lighting – You can control your lights from afar through a smartphone app, turning your lights on or off. Perhaps you want to turn on the porch lights when the sun goes down so that you’re not walking from your car in the dark. Perhaps you want to turn living room lights on to suggest you’re home. Many systems even allow you to program lights to turn on and off on a schedule, helping deter thieves when you’re away.