Home Automation: A Luxurious Security Feature

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Is your home, a “smart-home” or a “not-so-smart-home”? If you fall in the category of having a not-so-smart-home, help is on its way. Today’s latest home automation systems enable your home to satisfy you with everything from automating the curtains in your living room to saving money on the lighting in your kids’ rooms. The world of home automation Home automation has been around since Joseph Henry invented the electric doorbell in 1831. Don’t you love the idea of having your home do things for you? Well, the smart-homes do that — and much more. Here’s a taste: Imagine your morning alarm playing your favourite music. The volume increases slowly until you tell the alarm, “I am snoozing!” In which case, the alarm quietens down for another 10 minutes. Imagine pressing the “coming home” keypad button on your iPhone and in response, your house turns on the outdoor lights, closes the living room blinds, brings up the indoor temperature, and tunes the bedroom TV to Two and a Half Men so you can have some laughs after a long day at work. There’s no limit to what gadgets and gizmos there are on the market to keep you safe, happy, and entertained at home. The current home automation technology allows homeowners to access individualised programs via the internet, no matter where in the world you are. With the click of a mouse or the tap of a smart phone screen, your house reacts to your individual needs and wants. Controlling your home with an app Most manufacturers’ home automation systems have boarded the app bandwagon with programs that allow homeowners to...