That home automation is fast becoming an essential component of your average, luxury property is hardly groundbreaking news. Inspired by the growth of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home, sales of smart home technology have reportedly soared over the last 12 months.
Yet according to one home automation installation firm, those investing in smart technology just to set a fancy lighting scene or have their favourite music automatically wake them up in a morning are actually getting a lot more than they bargained for.
Here, London’s Pro Install AV tell us how today’s luxury homeowners enjoy some significant hidden benefits from their technology.
A Greener Home
In today’s environmentally-aware times, most of us are on the lookout for anything they can do to reduce the carbon footprint of their daily lives.
However, many owners of smart homes don’t realise that they are already doing their bit to protect the planet simply by installing home automation.
By only using lights, AV equipment, and other technology when needed, such systems conserve energy, which of course, reveals another hidden benefit.
Lower the Cost of Utility Bills
Saving the world is nice, but so is saving a few pounds on the electricity bill too.
According to Pro Install AV, those with intelligent lighting control installed in their homes typically save around 40% off the typical cost of their energy bills.
Enhanced Home Security
A unique feature of most modern system is the ability to load pre-set scenes remotely via your phone or smart device. Working late and worried about home security? The click of a button can turn on lights and flick on the TV, creating the impression that somebody is home and ultimately deterring intruders.
Not bad for something you bought just to turn the lights down, is it?