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Home Automation Guide

Benefits of home automation

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Safety

Keeping your home and family safe is much easier with smart home technology. Dangers such as water leaks, fires and carbon monoxide leaks can easily be detected and prevented.

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Security

Security in your home should be a priority. Smart cameras, door locks and other smart and other smart devices help keep a close eye on your home and ensure that it is protected at all the times, even when you're away.

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Efficiency

Smart technology helps you take control of your energy usage and makes sure your home is running efficiently at all times. Help your bills and the planet at the same time!

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Convenience

You can control your home with the touch of a button or a simple voice command. Home automation takes care of the simple takes so your can focus on what matters.

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What is Home Automation?

Home automation is part of the "The Internet of Things," also known as IoT. The way devices and appliances can be networked together to provides us with seamless control over all aspects of your home and more. Home automation has been around for many decades in terms of lighting and simple appliance control. Recently technology caught up with idea of the interconnected world at the touch of your fingertips or a simple voice command to Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana. The dream of making your home smart is now a reality.

What are you looking for in a smart home?

Safety, security, efficiency, and convenience right at your fingertips with home automation

Safety

Imagine getting a notification to your phone every time a water leak was detected. Or an alert that smoke was detected in a certain room for your home. With home automation, you can build out an environment to work with you and your family, that way everyone's life becomes more safe.

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Eve Bluetooth Motion Sensor

Eve Bluetooth Motion Sensor
$49.95

Eve Door and Window Contact Sensor

Eve Door and Window Contact Sensor
$39.95

Eve Indoor Room
Sensor

Eve Indoor Room Sensor
$99.95
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Security

With home automation, you'll be able to keep a closer eye on your home and keep it secure at all times. You'll be able to detect motion in your home when there shouldn't be any, or receive alerts that your from door has been unlocked when you weren't expecting anyone. There are countless smart devices ready to secure and protect your home.

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Ring Video Doorbell 2

Ring Video Doorbell 2
$249.99

Alarm Panic Button

Ring Alarm Panic Button
$35.00

Ring Floodlight Cam

Ring Floodlight Cam
$249.99
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Efficiency

Home automation works efficiently for your, saving money on your utilities. Automating your home grants the ability to perform tasks simultaneously, without thinking. Smart thermostats and smart light bulbs save energy but only operating when you want them to.

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ecobee4 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

ecobee4 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
$249.00

LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb

LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb
$79.99

Google Smart Light Starter Kit

Google Smart Light Starter Kit with Google Assistant - Chalk
$55.00
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Convenience

Home automation provides convenience in your everyday life so you can focus on what really matters. Turn your lights on and off with the touch of a button, ask Alexa to start your vacuum when your children make messes, and unlock your front door from anywhere in the world. Make your life easier with smart home technology!

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Ultraloq Touchscreen Smart Lock

Ultraloq Bluetooth, Fingerprint and Touchscreen Smart Lock
$199.00

iRobot Roomba 890

iRobot Roomba 890
$499.99

Add-A-Motor Motorized Drape Controller

Add-A-Motor 45/80 Motorized Drape Controller
$88.99

Do you need a Hub?

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Insteon Hub and Smartphone

One of the principal drwas of the home automation is the ability to control your smart devices remotely and to receive a range of alerts pinged to your cellphone.

A home automation system normally has a central hub. but why is this necessary.

Well, despite so much competition in the home automation vertical, there are few unified standards and varying communication protocols. With a third-party hub, also known as a gateway, you have a type of translator to ensure harmony between devices that might not speak the same language.

Voice Assistants

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Amazon Alexa

Amazon has a wide range of smart speakers and smart displays with Alexa baked in, making voice commands wiser than ever.

While they all differ in terms of design, dimensions and performance, they all come packing 80,000 skills, a list that continues to grow.

For the purposes of controlling tour smart devices, you'll enjoy a seamless and ever-improving experience with Alexa.

Google Assistant

Alexa’s main rival comes in the form of the mighty Google Assistant. Last year, Google Home speakers outsold Echo devices for the first time.

You'll need one of the three Home smart speakers to get the most from Google Assistant.

There are also a wide range of smart devices compatible with Google Assistant, so you can control your lights, thermostats, plugs and much more with voice commands.

Apple Siri

If you’re committed to Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem, you can of course use the ever-faithful Siri to control your devices with voice commands.

With HomePod, you’ll get a smart speaker and hub rolled into one giving you superb value. On the downside, Siri doesn’t quite step up to the mark in terms of home automation control. However, the audio capability outflanks both Amazon and Google speakers.

Setting up this smart speaker is by some distance less complex than getting Alexa or Google Assistant up and running.

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