Smart home technology

Convenience, safety, energy efficiency – these are just some of the advantages of smart home technology. With a flick of the remote, you can unlock the front door while carrying the groceries or you can use automation to handle many simple and repetitive tasks such as turning lights on at dusk or closing the curtains at bedtime. Some technologies allow you to remotely check the temperature of your house and adjust the thermostat using your cellular phone. Even automated faucets – commonplace in public washrooms – are making their way into private homes. And yes, the technology exists that allow you to close the windows remotely.

Smart home technology not only makes life convenient, it can make things safer. Most people know about the home security system that is monitored by an outside company. But safety precautions can be automated in other ways. Imagine getting the temperature just right for your morning shower by simply pressing a button.

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