Smart Home Owners Have Smart Homes
The most compelling argument for a smart house has nothing to do with how cool the technology is and how much easier smart home devices can make your day-to-day life. It’s actually this report from the National Energy Board of Canada about the rising cost of energy.
Home automation is the best thing you can do about those creeping bills. Customize how you use energy in real-time so you’re never paying for what you don’t need when you're not home.
Let’s say you turned the heat up in your home last night and then slept through your alarm this morning. In your rush to get out the door, you forgot to turn the heat back down. Without a home automation system, you’d be overpaying for that extra heat all day. But if you had a smart home, you could regulate the hours in advance when you want to heat or you could log into your thermostat from your phone and reset the temperature. Easy. And smart.
Start with the smart home devices.
If the idea of a smart home is appealing to you, it should be. Smart home technology is the future, and the future has arrived.
Remote Control Lights, home automation systems and more
While you’re checking the heat, you’d be wise to toggle over to your smart home security app to make sure you’re not wasting money on lights you left on in your mad dash out the door.
And if you did, smart home technology will let you turn them off from your phone as well. You can also use Alexa and ask “Alexa, tell Alarm.com to turn off my lights” and it’s lights out. Of course, any connected electronic device can be accessed with a smart home device loaded, even the ones you don’t necessarily think of first, like your pool heater.
And then you have the extras:
- Set your smart home alarm remotely
- Set up a doorbell alert that shows you a live feed from the camera embedded in your front door and lets you speak to any visitors or delivery people
- Lock and unlock your garage or front door from anywhere
- Raise and lower your blinds from anywhere too. This comes in particularly handy for saving energy on sunny winter days because the more sunlight you can let in, the less heat you’ll need
You can do all this with the right smart home devices and the right home automation system.
Look for the Z-Wave logo for your home automation
Z-Wave is a network capability built into everything that could be connected to a smart home device. You can (and should) read all about Z-Wave on their website because it’s genius. Essentially, the more Z-Wave-enabled appliances, electronics, and accessories you have in your home, the stronger your network will be because each accessory acts as a signal repeater.
Stanley Does Home Automation Right
Since 1843, homeowners have trusted Stanley for tools of all kinds. And while home automation tools may be the newest in our box, they’re still backed by our reputation for excellence. We're here to connect your smart home accessories with your home security system to make it all usable on a single, easy-to-use, app.
Set yourself up with a smart security system solution
Call us for a free quote or evaluation at 1 855 873-2505, or fill out a form so we can help you evaluate your home automation needs and get you set up with Stanley.