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Home Automation in 2016, What Does It Mean for You?

There is no doubt about it; the age of the smart home is already upon us. This does not mean that every home can now be fully controlled using technology. It seems likely that there will come a time when that is the case but even in 2016 there are some pretty impressive aspects of home automation that you may not be aware of.

This does not just mean having an awesome home theatre system installed so you can enjoy the benefits of your own movie room; although that is impressive in itself. There are many aspects to home automation today and not all of them to do with home entertainment.

Let’s take a look at how home automation is affecting the life we live and what sort of help it can give to us every day.

Controlling your home using your TV remote

Samsung’s latest TVs will control your smart home

Okay, so a TV is part of an entertainment system but smart TVs are so much more than that. They are connected to the Internet so they have enormous potential. Many people have yet to embrace smart TVs to their full extent. This is starting to change the more people become aware of how much benefit they can get from using smart controls. For instance, you can sit in your own home and use your TV remote to adjust the lighting in the room and the output of surround sound. Then you can set up a movie to watch. It takes only a few clicks of the remote to do all of this and you do not have to move to do it.

Smart security for your home

Canary All-in-One Home Security Device

Home security is a major concern for many people. You want to make sure that your family and property are safe. Did you know that there are actually apps available that enable you to stream live security images from cameras inside and outside your home? You can choose to stream images to your smart phone or smart TV. This means that you can keep an eye on what is going on in and around your home, at any time of day or night.

More appliances becoming connected

Family Hub WiFi Refrigerator with Cameras to view food from your phone!

As home automation becomes more mainstream, and you can get help making it work for you from a home automation company, so more appliances are being created to be connected. Certain manufacturers are already creating refrigerators that have an LCD screen where you can store grocery lists and calendars. Go inside the appliance and cameras capture images of the contents which can be streamed to a smartphone app so that you can see exactly what you have in your refrigerator.

Our world becomes more connected every day and that applies to the homes in which we live. Home automation still has a long way to go before it reaches its full potential but there are plenty of ways for you to connect your home technology if you are ready and willing to embrace them.

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