Home automation technology has been around for quite some time, but it was previously reserved for those with huge budgets and the geeky type who fancied technology. However, the home automation hardware and software have currently become more and more mainstream due to their affordability. Notably, with less than $100, you can purchase a hub and add controls and sensors to your house with minimal assistance from a tech expert. Below is a list of the top home automation ideas.

Stunning Lightings

The lighting system of your house makes a huge difference in regards to the feel and look. Installing a lighting system is an easy task since it only consists of LED spots and strips. With these, you can setup ambient light moods which will change the appearance of your house.

Garage Door Closer

This is a system which detects when your garage door is open and closes it. If you integrate this system with your home automation system, it becomes more intelligent and performs its tasks with precision. You just need to install a tilt sensor or a standard entry sensor on your door which detect when the door is open. Also, a vibration sensor can be used, but it is not recommendable as it is prone to false alarms such as wind.

House Warming System

This system uses a very easy concept whereby it detects your location and turns your thermostat down or up several minutes before you get home. The only disadvantage is that it cannot account for someone if they do not have a presence sensor on them such as a phone.

Automatic Leak Mitigation

This is a great home automation idea which can help you save a lot of money by avoiding liabilities. You only need to install moisture sensors around sinks, dishwashers, toilets, and water heaters to detect any leakages. In case there is a leak, a valve will be triggered to shut down water circulation in the entire house.

Undoubtedly, there are numerous home automation ideas meaning that you can only be limited by your imagination. By automating your home, you can save a lot of money while at the same time making your house cozy.

Didn’t find the home automation on our list that meets your need? No problem, contact us here at Brycon Construction and we will gladly discuss the system to meet your automated household requirements.

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