Wouldn’t it be great if you could automate various devices on your home to do some tasks at your command, or even better… have the connected devices figure out what you want, without you even lifting a finger? That might sound like a sci-fi movie thing, but with home automation, it could be your every-day reality.
While we have covered all home automation use-cases in pretty detail, here are some super-cool things you can do with home automation:
Like Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Music is what makes this dull life colourful.
And home automation takes that a step further with multi-room audio. Instead of having a decentralised library, you can centralise all your favourite songs using a NAS (Network Access Storage) device, and listen your favourite music from anywhere around your house.
Not only that, you can play different music in each room wirelessly from your smartphone.
2. Mood Lighting
Mood lighting has to be probably the coolest thing you can do with home automation. You can adjust the lighting based on your mood, environment or even the ambience levels. For example, say, it’s raining outside, you can change the colour, intensity or brightness fitting in your mood. Flash red when Arsenal scores a goal. Light up Crimson, if it’s valentine’s day and your date comes over. Dim the light when you go to bed and turn it off after you’re asleep (no need to remember turning it off before going to bed). Let your imagination run wild.
3. Save energy
The more energy is wasted, the more global warming increases. And a lot of energy gets consumed when you forget to turn off the light or air conditioner while leaving your house. Having a smart home allows you to automatically turn those devices off after you get out of your home.
This way you conserve a lot of energy and cut out a chunk off the electric bill.
4. Set advanced pro-active security.
Setting up security camera around places to identify trespassers is too mainstream. Move a step ahead by scaring thieves off your property. Automated motion sensors can trigger a voice playback as soon as it tracks some movement when you’re not at home. Plus, your home automation system can randomly light up different rooms while you’re away for a long time (giving them an illusion that you are at home).
5. Have a great sleep.
Getting a good sleep in the night is the key to having a better day at work.
With a smart home, you can turn the night mode on when you go to bed. You can listen to soothing music while you fall asleep and automatically put it out afterward. It will gently wake you up at a preset time by gradually opening the window shades along with playing a song of your choice.
You can even have your coffee ready by the time you wake up. How cool is that?
6. Have your home ready for you… in minutes.
It’s really frustrating when you come back from work, and your home is not just at the right temperature. You have to wait for at least a few minutes to cool things up, so that you can relax. But what if you could have your home ready for you with a single command?
Don’t believe that’s possible? Check out this video from Fibaro:
7. Enjoy movie theatre at home.
Home automation can turn your regular movie watching experience to a special one. With automatic lighting adjustments, home won’t feel like home anymore. Lights will fade away as the film starts, change colours at various scenes and fade in once the movie is over. No need to agonise over a ton of remotes for multiple devices. Control the sound, lighting, TV and all other multimedia devices with a single universal remote.
8. Relax your lazy afternoons!
Put your home automation to work and relax those lazy afternoons. Sit on the couch and control the whole house.
Wanna turn on the TV? Want to the temperature down? Friends knocking at the door? Chill, everything’s possible at the click of a button.
You can set up complex scenes and schedules to automate boring activities like… turning down the shades when it’s too sunny, or automatically turning off the TV, if you fall asleep.
9. Enjoy a smarter social media.
Are you pretty active on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? A smart home can make your social media life more amazing. Won’t it feel awesome, if a blue light blinks when you receive a message on Facebook? Or makes you remember your Umbrella when you’re walking down the stairs? Welcome to a truly connected smart-home experience.
While these are some of the endless possibilities, there’s always more you can do with a smart home. All you have to do is keep experimenting and find more ways to make your life easier.
Smart home is the future, and you can live it now. To know more about all the things you can do with home automation, subscribe to our monthly newsletter.