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Home security is part of home automation system

When my husband and I replaced our furnace and air conditioner, we decided it would be a good idea to also update our thermostat.

I started researching smart thermostats and was amazed by the innovative features.

Today’s generation of thermostats includes the ability to access temperature control inside the house from virtually anywhere. The thermostat will send reminders when it’s time to schedule maintenance or change filters and notification if there is an unusual temperature fluctuation. As I was learning more and more about smart thermostat technology, I came across complete home automation systems. Smart houses are gaining popularity as more and more appliances, electronics and systems include wireless technology. Through a home automation system, I can start up the washing machine, check on the sump pump, turn off lights and even adjust the humidifier. The home automation options included a home security system. While I was initially more interested in energy efficiency, convenience and cost savings, I realized that home security is probably the most important aspect of the package. With motion activated lights and cameras located around the exterior of the house, I always know what’s going on around the property. I can watch real time images on my computer. By way of an app, I get notifications if there is an issue with glass breakage or anyone forcing their way inside. The alarm is extremely loud and continues to blare unless we punch in our security code. If there are any issues, the monitoring company gives us a call. Without us providing our code, they notify the proper authorities. We are protected against home invasion, vandalism as well as fire, carbon monoxide and flooding.


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