Home Automation

Have you ever left your home for an extended trip, and wondered whether you forgot to turn off the lights, or locked the door?

Have you ever left your home for an extended trip, and wondered whether you forgot to turn off the lights, or locked the door?

With home automation this now becomes a worry of the past, and with a smart home you will be able to keep track of and control every device and system in your home, whether you are there or not.

In this blog post we will cover some of the various things you can achieve with home automation, and provide explanations for everything, leaving you more knowledgeable and hopefully more interested by the end. Enjoy!

What can you achieve with a smart and automated home?

From simple things, such as being able to control your lighting fixtures from your smartphone, to more complex features such as using voice activated commands with Google’s or Apple’s services, the topic of home automation is broad, and covers a lot of different techniques and equipment.

Below we have mentioned some of our favorite uses in home automation, hopefully inspiring you for your next project.

Intelligent electricity usage

With the advance of technology, it has become possible to install smart electricity meters that provide a detailed overview of your electricity, gas and water consumption. This allows you to save money on your bills and keep up to date at any time.

But some systems also offer an advanced automated lighting and heating program, where the system is able to regulate the usage automatically, lowering the heat when possible, or turning off lights by itself.

Full control over outlets

One of the most popular features in an automated home is the smart outlets. By changing your regular outlets to these newer and more efficient ones, you will be able to control everything from the tip of your fingers, by using your smartphone or other device of your choice.

This also allows you to set up more advanced programs, such as automated wake up lights, that slowly turn on as you get out of bed, or perhaps even playing your favorite radio station or soundtrack.

Upgrade your security system

Another neat feature of home automation has to do with the security possibilities. You can automate and control your alarms, floodlights and camera surveillance, all from within your smartphone, as well as set up certain protocols or procedures that are triggered by certain things.

From turning off the sprinklers when motion is detected in the backyard, to automatically getting notifications with images of the cameras, there are countless smart and unique features available in this realm.

Everything combined into one smart system

And there are many other equally interesting avenues to pursue when it comes to home automation. But perhaps the single biggest advantage is that you are able to combine all these individual features into one compact package that you can control from the same app or software, making your life easier and more convenient.

From integrating your smart light fixtures, your electronic door locks, security cameras, kitchen appliances and water heater, you can experience the comfort of living in the 21st century, and even save money on your monthly bills and expenses. Pretty smart!

At HandyForce we love turning your old home into a smart one, and we take pride in inviting you and your house into the future with us, one project at a time.

So if you are interested in our services, or wish to learn more about the possibilities, feel free to contact us for a chat at any time!