My husband is extremely tech savvy.
He uses all of the many features of his laptop, Ipad, smartphone and smart watch.
He can do things with those devices that I can’t begin to try. I struggle to send a text message. I have trouble managing the remote control for the television. Sometimes, just checking my emails or shopping online is a frustration. When my husband suggested that we invest into a home automation system, I argued against it. I assumed that I would no longer be capable of operating any of the essential household systems. He insisted that it would make the operation of the thermostat, lights wand various appliances easier and more energy efficient. He also got excited about adding security and safety features. Home automation can integrate surveillance cameras, moition-activated lights, alarms, occupancy sensors, glass-breakage sensors, moisture senators, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and more. I finally said OK and figured that I would have trouble getting inside the house or even making a cup of coffee. I was pleasantly surprised by the automation system. Once my husband explained how to access, adjust and utilize the control hub, I’ve enjoyed greater convenience. Plus, the automation system is set up to accommodate your family’s daily schedule. The coffee maker starts up at a specific time every morning. The thermostat adjsuts according to exterior conditions and occupancy. The garage door opens as I pull into the driveway and the lights come on inside the house. Plus, most of the features respond to voice commands. I can’t tell the system to set the oven to a specific temperature or to play a specific song on the sound system.