Home Automation is No Longer a Futuristic Vision

At one time or another you have probably watched a movie or TV show that took place in the future. While there may have been flying cars or robots, there is a good chance that some cool tech was used in someone’s home. This may have included voice activation or Jetson’s-like food preparation or perhaps someone using one device to control everything in the house. At the time you saw these things, they probably seemed very farfetched. And even though we are still at least a few years away from certain amenities, some of those futuristic elements are available right now, such as having total control of several features in your home with a single device. Welcome to the world of home automation. Think about everything in your home that is powered by electricity. There are quite a few things, right? Home automation allows you to control most of them with one remote or even your own smartphone or tablet.

 

What is Included in a Home Automation System?

 

If entertainment is important to you, you surely have a TV, cable box, and DVD or Blu-Ray player. On top of that, you may also have a projector for movies and audio equipment with speakers. How many different remotes do you need for all of those things? A home automation system reduces the clutter and confusion by allowing you to control everything with one device. That makes things a lot simpler for everyone. In addition to visual entertainment, a home automation system also lets you control your music. No matter where you are in your home, you will be able to determine what is playing as well as the volume levels.

 

A home automation system can also make your life much easier in several other areas. Now is the time of year when heating bills can go through the roof. And while you may try to be as diligent as you can when it comes to reducing the heat you use, it can be difficult to stay on top of things all the time. But your home automation system can help immensely. You will have total control of the temperature in your home no matter where you are. Perhaps when you leave to go to work and the house is empty, you try to make sure to lower the temperature. But what happens if you forget? Now an empty house is being heated, which is a big waste of both energy and money. With a home automation system, you will never have to worry about this. From your desk at work you can monitor the temperature in your home and make any necessary changes. Plus, when you are on your way home, you can turn the heat up so you do not walk into a refrigerator.

 

 

Are you interested in home automation? Synergy Integrated Systems can set you up with a top-of-the-line system by Crestron or URC Total Control that will make it seem like your home is right out of the future.