Why Are Smart Homes the Future?


The global home automation market is projected to grow at a growth rate of 12.1 percent between 2017 and 2025. Home automation has the potential to change the way we live for the better. There are a variety of benefits to smart home automation ranging from convenience to enhanced safety.

There are several reasons why smart homes are gaining popularity. With a smart home system, you can manage all your smart devices with a few taps on your smart device from anywhere, at any time. Forgot to close a door or switch off lights before leaving for work? No worries, use your smart device to control your lights and doors and any other feature or device from your office.

Smart home automation maximizes home security. When you link your security system to your smart home system, you are able to control security, safety, and other features remotely. Burglars target unoccupied homes as there’s no one to raise an alarm. When you go on a vacation, your neighbors may not know that you aren’t home, but burglars in your area will.

Burglars lurk in the shadows, waiting for the right time to strike. Leaving your home unattended opens a window of opportunity for burglars and home intruders. To deter them from targeting your property, make it look like someone’s home.

How can you do this? By programming your automated blinds to automatically open and close during certain times of the day or setting your lights to automatically turn on and off giving the illusion of someone being home.

Dimly lit areas such as gardens and garage areas with greenery are havens for burglars. They hide in these areas, waiting for an opportune time to execute their plans. Beyond simply a burglary threat, snakes also can hide in bushes and attack when they feel threatened.

You can set your smart home system to automatically switch on lights in these areas to illuminate them after sunset. This can deter burglars and intruders.

Swimming pools present a number of safety hazards. Pool areas can get slippery. Cracked floors and uneven ground around the pool can cause a person to trip, slip, or become injured. If you have a pool, set your system to automatically switch on to light up the pool area after dark. Proper lighting will help reduce the risk for slips, trips, and falls.

Are sky-high electricity bills driving you crazy? You can reduce your consumption by setting your lights to automatically dim and switch on and off during particular times of the day. You can use your home automation system to control your entertainment system and can set the system to automatically play soothing music after you return to home from work.

Sync Systems offers top notch home automation services near you in Sonoma. We are your go-to team for smart home system installation and maintenance. Our team has years of experience transforming ordinary homes to smart homes. To learn more, call (707) 799-9558.