Home automation systems can great significant savings if implemented with a security system. It's new technology and most consumers simply don't know about it yet.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
Home automation systems are becoming very popular, not only in the home security industry, but also for their benefits of making homes greener and more eco-friendly. In years past, something like a home automation system would have seemed like new technology only available for the very rich, but in recent years, these unique smart systems have grown increasingly affordable and attainable by anyone. Many of the top home automation companies are also the top home security companies throughout the country.
A home automation system can be accessed through a number of devices, including smartphones and tablets, giving users the peace of mind to know a home is not only secure from intruders, but is also well-maintained in other areas.
The home security specialists at SecuritySystemReviews.com a site that reviews the top home security systems, put together a list of tips for using home automation systems that will allow the user to not only enjoy security system benefits, but also have a more efficient home.
1. During the day, when at work or other activities, leave the air conditioning off, and using a home automation system, turn it on before arriving home. This will lower utility bills because the system won’t be running all day when no one is home, but will still be cool when the home’s residents do arrive.
2. If on vacation, instead of leaving outdoor lights on throughout the duration of the vacation, use a home automation system to turn lights on a sunset and turn them off at sunrise. Not only will this save on utility bills and help reduce carbon footprint, but it will also appear more realistic when trying to persuade a burglar that someone is present in the home.
3. When on vacation, many homeowners try to deter burglars by leaving devices such as televisions on. Instead of leaving the television on for the entire vacation, use a home automation system to turn the TV on or off at random, which will save electricity and dissuade would-be burglars from targeting a home.
4. Program home automation systems to control sprinklers and other irrigation devices. Often, during the hot months of summer, homeowners will leave their sprinklers running unnecessarily. By programming sprinklers to turn off at a certain point, a homeowner can save money and water at the same time. If on vacation, it can also be a good idea to run sprinklers occasionally, to give burglars the signal that someone is home.
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