It’s been incredible to watch the technological advances that have been made in the past 20 years. It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that people were accessing the Internet via dial-up modems and large desktop computers. Today, the bulk of people using the Internet do it from a phone that they can put in their pocket. Today, there are self-driving cars on the road, people wear watches that track their heart rate and how many steps they take in a day, and people can talk to each other no matter where they are in the world as long as they have Internet access. It’s truly mind-blowing to think just how far these advances have come in a short amount of time, and it’s really fun to think about what might be possible in another 20 years.
One of the many new products to hit the market thanks to technological advances are home automation systems. A home automation system is essentially a series of connections that are made in a home between all of the various components of that home. These components are connected via the Internet, and thus can be controlled from a central panel or application on someone’s phone. In practice, this means that a home automation system is a system where a homeowner can control the lights in their home, their oven, their home security system, the locks on their door, their window treatments, their television, their home theater system, and so much more all from an application on their smartphone or a control panel on the wall somewhere in their home. They can simply open the app, even when they’re not home, and turn off their lights, turn them on, turn on their television, make sure their door is locked, and so much more. All of these things can be controlled from the Internet. When you stop and think about it, it’s pretty wild.
Home automation systems are primarily known for the convenience they offer and how ease they are to use. They’re generally incredibly intuitive systems, which means that it only takes a homeowner a short amount of time to figure out how to use them. On top of that, they make it possible for people to control all of the aspects of their home from one central location. This means that if someone is laying in bed and they can’t remember if they locked their front door, they can simply open up their phone, go to their app, and lock it. If someone is laying on their couch and they don’t want to get up to activate their home security system, they can just pull out their tablet and activate it that way.
If a home automation system sounds like something you’d like to have, make sure you get a great company like Quality Audio Video to install it. You’ll want a company with expertise and experience in the field. Although they specialize in home and commercial theater systems, they’re also experts when it comes to installing home automation systems.