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On the fence about implementing smart home solutions? Here are some of the advantages of smart home automation to help nudge you in the right direction.

And keep in mind that many of these solutions and their benefits apply to offices and hotels as well.

  1. Smooth Operations

Imagine how much smoother your life would be on the daily if everything just integrated seamlessly. That’s what well-implemented smart home solutions do for you. Even if you’re living solo, it’ll feel like you’ve got a personal butler waiting on you hand and foot.

With just a few spoken commands, you’ll be the maestro of your home. Control lighting with voice commands. Have your smart home get the hot water ready for your bath as you’re pulling up into your driveway after a long day at work.

All it takes is for devices to be connected to each other and you via technology such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Everything else will take care of itself and your life will run like clockwork (if you want it too!).

  • Stay in the Know

Ever felt nervous about leaving the kids or pets at home? Or leaving your elderly relatives by themselves? Or even about leaving the house unoccupied while you go off on vacation? Smart home solutions can help you put an end to that anxiety.

Smart cameras and other recording equipment can help you monitor your home and your loved ones remotely; no matter whether you’ve gone out to the supermarket or flown across continents.

  • Make it Yours

Is it a pet peeve when shared spaces such as living rooms, home theatres or your home study need constant re-calibration to suit your tastes? With smart home solutions, you can save different user preferences under unique user profiles.

This means that when it’s your turn to take over the living room, with just a few taps, the lighting, music, air-conditioning and blinds will all adjust themselves just the way you like them. It takes personalisation to the next level.

  • Feel Safer

In addition to being able to remotely monitor your home and what’s happening to it while you’re not around, smart home solutions can also help you improve home security in other ways.

For example, when you’re home, if there’s an intruder in your garden, motion sensors could pick that up and warn you or set off an alarm.

At the same time, you could use fingerprint technology to access your home – it’s more secure than using keys as they can be lost or easily replicated.

  • Save on Bills, Save the Planet

Smart home solutions can help you manage your energy consumption better. This helps you kill two birds with one stone. Lower energy bills help your budget stretch further and simultaneously reduce your carbon footprint; thereby contributing to a more sustainable future.

  • Improved Home Safety 

How many fires have started because people have forgotten to turn off appliances before they leave the house?

If you’re someone that’s constantly leaving the iron on, then smart home solutions are one method you can use to ensure that you stay safe.

Smart plugs or sockets ensure that you are always in the know and in control of your appliances. If you leave them on and head out, you’ll get an alert on your smartphone and be able to turn that outlet off remotely.

  • The Swag Factor

Last but not least, there’s no denying the swag points that you’ll earn by having a smart home at your disposal! You’ll definitely be a favoured host. Smart home solutions never fail to instil that ‘wow’ factor in guests.