Are you thinking about automating your home but don’t know where to start? From using apps and reminders to fully controlling your house from your phone, home automation is the future.
Whether you want to receive notifications for unlocked doors and security cameras or want to control the lighting and entertainment, home automation will make your life easier.
Keep reading to learn about the seven things to automate to make home management a seamless experience.
1. Everyday Alerts and Notifications
The safest and easiest way to automate your home and be informed about what’s happening is to set up alerts and notifications.
You’ll be alerted if there’s movement on security cameras—if a door was left open, when you receive a mail package, or when the kids come back home from school.
2. Smart Home Maintenance
To automate your entire home, install a smart home manager app. This is a great way to have everything you need in one place, and you can make changes in settings and sync the app across devices.
Smart home maintenance includes reminders about:
- Taking out the trash
- Turning off outdoor lights
- Replacing HVAC filters
- Car maintenance (such as finding the best oil delivery)
- Grocery shopping
- Mowing the lawn
- Paying the bills
- Fixing stuff around the house
You can also create a plan for the entire house and assign tasks to other family members, so everyone knows what needs to be done.
3. Automate Your Groceries
One of the most time-consuming tasks is grocery shopping, even if it’s online. Luckily, you can automate your grocery delivery as well.
For example, smart fridges can keep an inventory of the items, tell you what’s inside, notify you if you’re running out of groceries, or if the water filter needs to be replaced.
4. Smart Lighting
With smart lighting, you can control the lights in every room and even outside. You can increase or decrease the amount of light in each room, set up the lights to turn on when you get home or turn them off to remind the kids it’s bedtime.
5. Smart Security
The key to safe home property management is smart security. You’ll get alerts whenever someone approaches your house closely, when there’s movement on security cameras, or you can turn on the front yard lights to see who’s at the door.
6. Set Up Auto-Lock for Doors
One of the most common home maintenance issues is forgetting to lock the doors when you’re in a rush. Instead of worrying about it, set up auto-lock features for all doors, garage doors, and windows in your house.
7. Home Entertainment
To add a little fun to your house, automate your home entertainment as well. Set up a playlist so you can have music playing in all or some rooms.
You can also set your TVs to turn on to your favorite channel as soon as you walk through the door or open the garage door.
Make Home Management Easier
Home maintenance can get a lot easier if you automate the difficult tasks and run the entire house from your phone or computer. This way, you’ll have more time and energy to spend with your loved ones and let technology do what it does best.
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