Home automation can work hand in hand with residential security systems. For example, when a security system trips, an alert is sent to the provider, this can take between 30 seconds and a minute but when linked to your automation system you will receive an instant alert. The system can zero in to exactly where the breach is and link the nearest security camera to your smart phone so you can react accordingly.
A home automation system keeps you in total control even when you are away – for example, were the lights left on in the games room? Has a window been left open? Or did you remember to close the garage door? Real time status reports can be viewed allowing you to take the appropriate action, giving you total control from anywhere you happen to be.
Comfort and Energy Saving
As you have total control, parameters can be set for the thermostat to lower at night, curtains to close and lights to turn off. Before waking the house can be warmed, kitchen lights can be turned on, curtains can be opened and music can be played to wake you, increasing in volume over a 5-minute period.
Choosing the right system
In most homes, a home automation system will have a positive impact. But it’s important to ensure the system benefits the right areas of your life. Do you want to reduce your energy usage, or manage your busy household schedules, or perhaps integrate music into every room in your house? Lake Home AV will work with you to focus on the areas that are important to you and develop a solution that’s perfect for your lifestyle.