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Do You Ever Wonder If You Remembered to Turn the Oven Off?

Posted by Hermione Crone
10th March 2017

The rush of fear that we’ve forgotten something important can overcome us when we’re away from home. Have I locked up properly? Is the iron still on? Have I remembered to turn the oven off?  

But what if you could know for certain that everything is okay?

This is possible with a Home Automation system in place, providing you with remote access to a range of electrical devices. Whether you’re at work or on holiday, these Smart Home systems provide fantastic peace of mind for home and business owners alike.

Metallic stove and dishwasher in the kitchen

Metallic stove and dishwasher in the kitchen

Home Automation Systems

Home Automation systems work by integrating electrical devices into the same network where they can be controlled using a PC or mobile device. You can operate them remotely from any location in the world, as long as you have a working internet connection.

This means you can access the system from your couch using a laptop computer, just as you can from a foreign country with a smartphone.

The main heating and lighting of the building are popular mechanisms to operate. For example, users can turn up the thermostat on their way home from work or switch on lights to indicate the property is occupied.

Home Security

There’s fantastic security benefits for investing in a Home Automation system. You’ll be alerted if any intruder alarms, security doors or fire alarms are activated, allowing you to pinpoint the breach and instantly respond.

You can also view live feeds of your CCTV systems whilst away from the property. This majorly increased the effectiveness of your cameras, especially if you want to keep tabs on a troublesome neighbour, babysitter or elderly relative.  

A wireless security system is very easy to install.

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Household Appliances

As well as the extensive security benefits, general household appliances can also be integrated into a Home Automation system. These include the washing machine, dishwasher and air conditioning unit – and there’s even plans for a Smart refrigerator that’ll let you know if certain items are missing.

In terms of your oven, remote access allows you to switch on the device so it’s sufficiently pre-heated before you arrive home, as well as managing the temperature and time settings via your smartphone. You’ll also be alerted if it’s been left on accidentally, a godsend for the forgetful types, guaranteeing you won’t be returning to a burned down house.
So, the emergence of Home Automation systems won’t just boost your home security but also mean the days of worrying if you’ve left the oven on are a thing of the past, however it’s recommended you use a professional security firm to supply and install the very best Smart products for your property.

Posted by Hermione Crone
10th March 2017