What Is Home Automation?

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It wasn’t that long ago that “smart homes” could only be seen in the movies. However, home automation has quickly become the preferred security technology for homeowners. Home automation can include a security system as well as energy saving components to control lighting, AC, and other features. Features like security cameras and motion sensors protect your home and your family from home invasion. You may be wondering, “What exactly does an automated home security system include?”

How Home Automation Works

A home automation system first must be installed in the home, either by the homeowner or via professional installation. The system uses either a wired or wireless network to connect appliances in the home to a remote control system. The homeowner can then control the appliances via an app on the phone or other remote control. The system’s sensors detect things like temperature, lighting, or movement in order to communicate with the automation system and allow the homeowner to adjust them. In automated security features, sensors help the homeowner protect the home. The security system can also be monitored 24/7 by a professional security company.

Features of Automated Home Security Systems

There are many options when it comes to automated home security systems. Here are some components that you can include.

A. Security Cameras

Security cameras monitor your home and send the live video to your cell phone or computer while you are away. You can choose the number of security cameras and whether to place them outdoors or indoors as well.

B. Motion Sensors

Motion sensors detect movement around the exterior of your home. This technology alerts you when someone approaches your home before you may hear or see them.

C. Motion Sensing Lights

These lights can be connected to motion sensors and turn on when movement is detected. The automated lighting can startle a home invader and discourage them from attempting to enter the home.

D. Alarms

You can program a high decibel alarm to go off in the case of unwanted entry on the property. This is another way to deter intruders.

E. Home Automation Locks

Automated or “smart locks” are programmed with a code that you can control via your smartphone. Some have options to send the code to other smartphones and control which doors of your home can be opened by people with different codes.

F. Smart Home Compatibility

Many automated home security systems have compatibility with other smart home technology that allows you to control lights, AC, radio, and other appliances from a distance.

What are the benefits of home automation?

  • Safety: Home automation is a deterrent to intruders and allows the homeowner and emergency responders to act quickly in the case of an emergency.
  • Convenience: Sometimes you can’t remember whether you closed the garage door or changed the thermostat before leaving the house or going away on vacation. With home automation, you can check that your house is secured via an app.
  • Savings: The ability to adjust the thermostat and other appliances remotely allows you to cut costs on energy. Additionally, some insurance companies offer discounts for homes with automated security systems.
  • Peace of mind: For parents, security cameras and sensors can offer needed peace of mind. With these features, parents know when children are home and can check on their safety from a distance. Apps that adjust settings on the TV and other appliances also give parents more control over what happens at home while they’re away.

Security System Installation

An automated home security system protects your against home invasion and theft. Palmer Electric is the leading security system company in the Central Florida area. Our security system installation services have been keeping homeowners and business owners safe for decades. Palmer Electric has been a trusted name for electrical services in Central Florida since 1951. If you are looking for the best home security system company to protect your loved ones, contact us today or call us at 407.646.8700 for a free quote.

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