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Why invest in a Smart Home Solution?

Written on 25th March 2015

As the interest in Smart Technology gathers pace, and more and more people building and renovating choose to future proof their new homes and work places, we examine why they choose to do so, and what benefits, in real terms, can home automation deliver?

In a time where break-ins are on the increase and crime is ever present, we all need to assess our home security and be able to go to work and go about our daily routines without worrying about whether our homes might be an “easy target” for the ever present burglar.

With a smart home security system you have limitless options on securing your home or business and its perimeter. Most new standard house alarms now come with a free app, so no matter where you are you will know if your alarm is triggered. If you are also lucky enough to have a good CCTV system you can then check your cameras to see if there is an intruder or better still that it is a false alarm.

We would also recommend that if you are using an automated gate/ door system, to include a GSM intercom. Again, this means that if someone comes to your home and presses your gate/ door intercom, the intercom will ring your house phone and if the house phone is not answered it will in turn ring your mobile phone. Using your smartphone again you can use your CCTV system to check who is at your gate/ door.

CSO figures have recorded that of the crime offences that are increasing, many are associated with the economic downturn. The figures show robberies are up 22% over the past five years and burglaries are up by 6%.

In a time where our lives get busier and busier, and where it seems spare time comes at a premium, such modern conveniences as shopping, banking and even dating online allow us to cherry pick how we choose to spend our “down time”. Use your smartphone to switch the heating on 10 minutes before you arrive home, have the lighting set to greet you in the evening at the perfect setting, water is hot and ready for your shower – all with one touch control.

Smart appliances are also now becoming main-stream, with Ikea just having released their new smart range of furniture! All these smart appliances can be controlled from your smart-phone, making life a whole lot easier.

When you can fully control your home then that gives you the power and flexibility to run a more efficient home. How does an efficient home benefit the homeowner? It means the homeowner can save on running costs. A safer, warmer, more efficient, greener, power saving and money saving home – who wouldn’t choose to have that when renovating or building their new home or business?!

The key reasons:

  1. Family security is critical
  2. Convenience plays a big role “imagine a home that knows you are on your way home from work and has everything switched on and ready for your arrival?”
  3. Protecting your valuables
  4. Saving Energy
  5. Saving Money on utility bills

With smart home solutions you can control every aspect of your home with the touch of a button. Remote heating control, audio visual systems, HD TV distribution, energy saving mood lighting, CCTV, alarms and home security systems, as well as electric gates and intercoms.

To speak to one of the TechFit team with regards to your plans for your new home or business:

Tel: (042) 942 0261 or Email: info@techfit.ie

Take a look at our Smart Home Solutions page

Author: Clarke

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