Home automation has developed at a blistering pace over the last decade. What was once the realm of science fiction is increasingly becoming a reality as we use voice control and smart devices to control almost every aspect of our living space. As on-trend devices such as Amazon Echo often dominate the conversation, the innovative home automation products and possibilities offered by home security companies can often be overlooked. If you want to transform your living space into a fully secured home of the future, here are some the great automation options worth considering:
Smart lights provide some excellent advantages, not just in terms of security, but also saving you money on energy costs while providing perfect lighting at any time of the day. With full control over settings and the ability to control smart lights remotely, it’s easy to simulate occupancy even when you are away for long periods. When you are around, you can set your lights to turn on and off, brighten and dim, and even change colour, at times of your choosing.
Smart Video Doorbells
Another excellent security option for when you are away from home. Fully compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, smart doorbells automatically alert you when someone rings the doorbell or if it detects motion, providing you with a live video feed of who is at your door, no matter where you are in the world. You can even speak with them directly and all footage will be stored on the cloud if you need to check it later.
Smart locks offer a surprising range of functions that can transform the way you secure your home. Not only do they allow you to easily unlock your home with your smart device, you can even create digital keys for friend and family when you are not around. Remote access, timed locking and full integration with home automation systems make smart locks a must in any modern home.
Security cameras have come a long way since the days of VHS CCTV. Even budget models come packed with features such as night vision, WiFi, cloud storage, automatic alerts, remote access from mobile devices, two-way audio and more. From there the features get even better, with myriad settings allowing your security camera system to work seamlessly with your fully automated home.
Perhaps one of the greatest challenges of seamless home automation is getting the various systems and devices to work together. Home controllers such as Honeywell’s Tuxedo Touch keypad allow you complete control over your automated home, allowing your lights, locks, cameras and even other devices such as entertainment systems, ceiling fans and shades to work together in harmony. With simple voice commands such as “going to bed”, your home controller will take care of a whole range of tasks so you can rest assured your home is safe and secure.
At Castle Security, we are committed to providing the very best in home automation in Perth. Contact us today to find out more about our cutting-edge products.