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Keeping up with the Joneses is a never-ending cycle – especially when they always seem to stay on top of trends. If you would like to upgrade your home and not feel left out of the loop, then it may be time to get tech-savvy and invest in a “smart” home automation system. Smart homes are the future of efficient living – whether you want to go green, save money, or spend less time worrying about running your household. With smart technology, you can control every electronic component of your home with the touch of a button.

What Is a Home Automation System?

A home automation system, in essence, centralises your control over your home and gives you access to programmable “smart” devices. This includes aspects such as heating, cooling, lighting, and even security. Not only can actions be scheduled to your liking, but some home automation systems are intelligent enough to behave in a certain way based on the time of day or temperature outside.

The Technological Leap Forward

If it seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, then you might not be aware of just how remarkably far science has gotten when it comes to improving the way we run our households. While impressing neighbours and guests, and increasing your house’s resale value are certainly added bonuses, there are other advantages that this cutting-edge technology can offer you and your family.

Going Green is Crucial

Most modern houses already incorporate “green” elements that reduce the use of electrical components. A home automation system saves you on lighting, heating, and cooling by working with the environment to achieve the ideal indoor climate control and lighting. You will be able to reduce your carbon footprint and inevitably save money doing so.

Convenience and Simplified Living

Have you ever locked yourself out of the house? A home automation system is so much more than just pressing a button for the air conditioner. You will be granted access control to every single network within your home, whether you need to control your air-conditioning system or you would like your blinds to show a little more natural light. This kind of convenience knows no bounds. Now you can open the front door for the plumber and monitor him all from your smart device without ever having to take a day off work.

Safety and Security

It is no secret that South Africa’s crime rate is high and that taking security measures to protect yourself and your property is essential. A home automation system allows you to take control of who gets into your personal space. For those who are often away on business, you can ensure (from wherever you are) that you open and close blinds, and light up a few rooms each day to show opportunistic criminals that someone is home.

With world-renowned brands like Control4 that offer smart home solutions, you can always stay in touch with what is going on in and around your residence. To find out more, contact us online today.