Many of the technological advances of the past several decades have been aimed at making day-to-day life easier for masses of people. Take the microwave, for example. Its creation was aimed at making it easier for people to make a warm meal after a long day of work. The creation of the smartphone was aimed at allowing people to access the Internet, and therefore their email and social media pages, from anywhere in the country. There are countless other examples that could be used. One of the inventions of the past several decades that doesn’t get mentioned quite as often for its ability to make living at home easier is the home automation system. A home automation system is a computerized system within a person’s home that allows them to control various aspects of their home from one central location. Lighting, security cameras, locked doors, televisions, radios, appliances, and home theater systems can all be controlled from a central control panel, a tablet, or even a smartphone. The bottom line? Home automation systems make living at home easier.
The benefits of home automation systems are numerous. First and foremost, they make your home more secure, by enabling you to check on all of your various security components from any area in your home (or even from outside of your home, via your smartphone). This allows you to ensure that your doors are locked, that your security cameras are on, and that all of your windows are closed properly.
They also simply add convenience to people’s lives. They enable them to adjust the lighting in a particular room, or to lower or raise their blinds from the comfort of their bed. This makes life more convenient and easy.
A great thing about home automation is that it provides independence to many people who otherwise could not have it. For example, people who are disabled and therefore have a difficult time getting around their home, can control all of the various aspects of their home from their wheelchair or chair. Rather than relying on someone to come over to do common everyday things for them, such as turn on the television or lock a door, they can simply rely on their home automation. Having to hire someone to do these basic tasks is incredibly expensive, so it also helps disabled persons save money.
Home automation systems are also great for the elderly. One of the most difficult times of any person’s life is getting older, and realizing that tasks which used to be simple are now quite difficult. It can be difficult to get downstairs to lock the door, to walk across the room to turn off lights, or to get up to turn off the television. Home automation allows them to do all of these things from wherever they are in the house. This allows elderly people to continue to live on their own, rather than having to move to assisted living which costs an incredible amount of money. Ultimately, home automation makes living at home much easier for countless people.