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For many people, 2020 is a year to start enjoying the simple moments more. Of course, they still need to get all the complicated tasks done too. One of the ways we can do that is with technology, and one of the most effective technologies for this purpose is home automation. Here’s a scenario that illustrates this.
After a quiet night in as a family, you want to read the kids a story and tuck them in to bed. But first, it’s time for your nightly checklist:
- Secure the home by locking the front and back doors.
- Protect your family’s privacy by closing the window shades.
- Turn off the lights, upstairs and down.
- It gets too hot upstairs; that means turn down the thermostat.
- And of course, arm the security system.
By the time you’ve done all those things, the kids have fallen asleep. When that happens once in a while, no big deal – but those nights of no story and no special time together add up. With home automation in your security system, you get that time back.
Setting the Scene on Your Smartphone
The app you use to control the home automation on your system features four Scene buttons. Each Scene is a multi-device command that makes all your smart devices work together. The Scene you can use to take care of your bedtime tasks is called Sleep, while the others – Home, Away and Wake Up – are designed to help you automate other parts of your day. And if you want to change the commands built into those Scenes, you can. Adjust the commands and name the Scenes anything you would like. They can incorporate your home security, locks, smart lights and even smart thermostat.
Taking it to the Next Level
If you use virtual assistant technologies like Alexa or Siri, you can take your home automation to the next level with voice command. Use Alexa to tell your system to wake up in the morning, or tell Siri to unlock the door and turn on the lights as you’re pulling into the driveway. When all those spared minutes add up, there’s a lot more time to spend with the people who matter most.
For questions on adding home automation to your security, contact Post Alarm. We’ll be glad to speak with you.
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