For busy families, one New Year’s resolution may be to enjoy every moment of the day. Many of us are relying on technology to help us do this – and now, there’s home automation technology that does it better than ever. If you haven’t automated your home life yet, make 2020 the year you make the shift. Here’s what you can look forward to once you do that.
Streamline Your Nightly Rituals
With young kids, nighttime rituals are one of the most important parts of family life. With home automation in your security system and an app that helps you control it all, those tasks in your ritual can be accomplished more easily so you can focus on the little ones and their needs. Using the Scenes feature, you can breeze through your checklist in one tap on the phone. Use it to:
- Lock all your doors.
- Turn down the shades.
- Switch off the lights downstairs.
- Set the thermostat at the perfect bedtime temperature.
- And of course, arm your security system.
Scenes for All Your Routines
Bedtime isn’t the only time of day you can automate with the Scenes feature on your app. There are four Scene buttons total, and each one is a multi-device command that makes all your smart devices work together.
In addition to the Sleep scene we just described, your app has Home, Away and Wake Up scenes all built in. You can use them as-is, or change the commands to make them what you need them to be by adding lights, locks, doors, even your smart water valve. Change the names of the Scenes to fit your needs. This is your home, and you control what parts of your day to automate.
It Gets Easier with Voice Command
If you use Alexa or rely on Siri to help you get through the day, you’ll have the opportunity to connect those technologies to your home automation system too. That way, you can use voice commands to tell your system to perform the Wake Up scene as you get out of bed – or, tell it to unlock the door and turn on the lights when you arrive home at night.
To learn more about automating family life so you can enjoy each other more in 2020, ask us to demo our home automation technology. We will be glad to show you what’s possible.
About Wain Security
Since 1999, Wain Security has been a family-owned company specializing in commercial and home security. Cleveland area homes and businesses are our priority, and we care deeply about the people, families and neighbors within. For a free security audit of your home or business, contact us at (216) 475-6565.