Whether you’re talking to Siri, Hey Google or Alexa, you know that automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are no longer part of the real of science fiction. They’re here and now.

One of the most exciting uses for this technology is automation of the home. You can set up your devices to turn on at certain times or in response to certain stimuli from the outside world or from other devices.

Here are the most common ways automation is being used in the home:

  1. Lighting

You actually get Wi-Fi enabled light fittings that can be controlled by voice command, the level of daylight around them and other connected smart devices, like your phone. In terms of what control you get over these lights, you can control how much light is given off, the color of the light and the general ambience of your home.

Imagine being able to program your lights to slowly turn on and get brighter as the sun goes down. You won’t have to lift a finger and you’ll never find yourself in the dark all of a sudden.

  1. Heating And Cooling

A smart thermostat is great for keeping your home at just the right temperature. You can set the thermostat to keep the temperature inside properly regulated, regardless of what is happening in the outside world.

With a truly smart home, you can even set the thermostat to track where you are in your home and regulate the temperature in that room only. This is a great way to save energy and to save money by not having to regulate your entire home all the time.

The technology is also advancing in such a way that smart thermostats can actually learn about your preferences and your routines, allowing the machine to set the temperature based on that.

  1. Security

Safety and security in the home is another big winner in the home automation front. You get smart sensors that can trigger alarms and armed response. They can also trigger cameras to capture movement and send the image or video straight to the cloud and your smart device. This means you can use your phone for everything from arming your home, to checking alerts and enjoying Australian betting online sports activities.

You can get smart alarm systems that can be programmed to engage at certain times of the day or to cover only certain zones in your home when you’re around.

Your security system can also be linked to your lights. When it gets dark, outside lights can come on and the security system can arm itself. You can also get a feed from your cameras to let you know if it’s safe to approach your home when you get back from a night out, for example.

Get Automated With The Right System

With so many options for automation, it can be difficult to work out what you want and need in your home. The most important thing to do is to look at your lifestyle and figure out what will make your life easier and your home more efficient. Then, choose a system that gives you that.

Last modified: September 5, 2022