Home automation has been on the fringe for a while, and it’s moving into the mainstream more and more each day. Here are my top five reasons to stop waiting and to get home automation now:
It will only get more expensive as it gets more popular.
As is the case with most things in life, once it catches on, it gets more expensive – and harder to come by. Beat the rush and start investing in smart home automation now, while it is most affordable. Since the interest on the production side is so high but demand is so low, you can find some great deals. Even if a newer model comes out later and you want to upgrade, you can leverage your old model as a trade in or sell off to help you reduce the upfront cost of upgrading.
It helps save energy, which is good for the planet.
One of the key uses of home automation is to make sure that you are using only the energy you need at any given time. Saving energy this way is great for the environment and for natural resources. If everyone used only what they needed, our planet would be in better shape. Not only can you save money on the cost if you buy smart home tech now, but you can also end up saving money over time when you use home automation since you aren’t wasting energy.
It offers convenience for our ever-busy lives.
Smart home technology is just convenient. It offers a way for us to save time – which is invaluable these days. From making lists to turning on lights to starting up the entertainment center, when you add up all the little things, home automation ends up saving precious moments that can be spent with our loved ones. Or that can be spent making it to the next level on our favorite video game. Or that can be spent working on ourselves at the gym.
Offers enhanced monitoring of your loved ones.
Whether you want to monitor your children, elderly family members, or pets – smart home tech offers you the freedom to feel secure when you are in the next room or when you are away at work. Home automation for nurseries has come a long way, and is worth looking in to again. You don’t need to use a monitor or always-on indoor security camera to check in on elderly family members – since that can seem invasive – but instead you can hook up a video doorbell so you know if people are coming to their door and you can install smart locks so they can get back in even if they forget their keys (or so that you can enter the home in an emergency). There are several smart home products for pets that let you see them, play with the, and feed them treats.
It increases the value of your property.
Home buyers are increasingly looking for properties that already include smart home technology; the inclusion of upgraded technology is becoming part of the definition of turn-key. Invest now if you’re doing any home enhancements and it will pay off when you sell.