Surprised by features of automation system

I enjoy home improvement projects.

I am always looking for new ways to elevate curb appeal, interior aesthetics, comfort, energy efficiency and convenience.

Installing new windows was an expensive update but very much worth the investment. A touchless kitchen faucet wasn’t all that costly yet I appreciate the amenity every single day. A little over a year ago, I decided to install a new thermostat. I began researching the different models of smart thermostats. Today’s options are much more streamlined and customizable. As I read up on the different features available, I noticed that many of them are compatible with a smart home. At that point, I wasn’t aware of the many possibilities for a smart home. I assumed that an automation system would include the thermostat, automatic lights and a security system. I was amazed by the many options. The automation system allows me to combine the control of all smart appliances into a centralized hub. The dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, oven, sump pump, refrigerator and water heater are all included. This simplifies everything from settings to repairs and maintenance. I receive alerts when there is a problem and reminders to schedule regular service. I can even take advantage of energy tracking and energy saving tips. Plus, the automation system provides smart door locks that I can control via an app on my phone. I no longer need to worry about forgetting my keys. I don’t need to wonder if I remembered to lock the doors before leaving for work. I can unlock specific doors to allow for a delivery or service. Along with automated lights and cameras for the security system, I can access real time footage of every area of the property. Whether I’m at home or away, I can see who is standing on my front porch or pulling into the driveway.

Building Automation Installation