Common Benefits of a Smart Home
Smart home has become a buzzword in the last couple of years, but the term is very broad in its definition. Listed below are the most popular uses and functions of a smart home. If you are in the Boise area market and are interested in these and many more smart home applications, contact Treasure Valley Audio Video.
One of the earliest uses of a smart home device is for turning lights on and off. There are many different devices that can time your lights to turn on and off at specific times. More advanced gadgets come with sensors that can make sure lights are turned off when no one is in the room. They can even be controlled remotely through the internet or by voice command.
Thermostats are another popular smart home device that can save money on heating and cooling. Like most smart home devices, they can be controlled remotely and be set on specific timers. The options are endless, and can be controlled from any location with an internet connection. No longer will you come home to a house that is too hot or too cold, even if your plans change unexpectedly while you are away.
Security is another area where smart homes excel. Smart home security devices can control locks, garage doors, security cameras, and more with the touch of a button via the internet. Have teenagers that are constantly locking themselves out of the house? One quick call to you, and they are back inside. Need a repairman to enter while you are away. You can communicate with them through the security system, let them into the house, and monitor them through security cameras. Then you can make sure the house is locked again when they leave.
A Virtual Assistant For Your Home
Finally, one of the most popular functions of a smart home device in recent years is to act as a virtual assistant. Devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo are internet connected smart speakers. They can do anything from answering questions based on internet searches, play your favorite music playlist, or order more laundry detergent, all with a simple voice command. They are so simple to use, even a child can request their favorite song.
Treasure Valley Audio Video is the preferred resource for all smart home automation systems, home theater audio video equipment, smart home security, lighting control and other integrated controlled applications for your home or business.