Home Automation Ideas To Make Your House 'Smarter'
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Home Automation Ideas To Make Your House ‘Smarter’

Smart home technology is becoming more and more popular. Keep reading for some home automation ideas to make your house ‘smarter’.


Smart home automation concept illustrated by modern smart phone to monitor smart objects.

Integrating smart technology into normal home features is becoming more and more commonplace.

There are a variety of different home automation devices available in today’s market that make life around the house so much simpler.

Start making your house “smarter” and check out these home automation ideas:

Smart Security

One of the most common concerns of being a homeowner is that of security.

However, with these security-related home automation ideas, you can rest easy:

Every time your doorbell rings you can automatically have a live view of who is at the door sent to your tablet.

You can also have your patio lights brighten when your doorbell rings to increase visibility.

If you have security cameras set up around your home, you can opt to receive a text anytime the cameras detect motion.

Another nifty feature of having security cameras is the ability to access a video stream anywhere at any time from your smartphone or computer.

If you have an automated security system you can have every light in your house to turn on to 100% in the case of a breach while simultaneously locking your doors and opening all of your shades.

Automated home security can send you alerts if your front door or your gate is left open for an extended period of time.


Smart Home

Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is one of the easiest ways to integrate automated home ideas into your house.

Here are some of our favorite automated lighting options:

You can program your lights to a singular button per room that controls all your lights, not just one.

Another option is to have your lights set up with motion sensor technology to enable them to turn off when the room has been vacant for a set period of time.

Alternately, you can use motion sensors to turn on lights when they detect motion. This is especially helpful for outdoor lighting.

Automation can also allow the brightness level of your lights to be controlled via smartphone, tablet, or voice controls.

Smart lighting is also able to be used to adjust automatically to compensate for natural lighting, or lack thereof, as the day progresses.

Energy Efficiency

While automating your house can make your life safer and easier, it can also lower your electricity bill.

Adding things like a smart thermostat to the features in your home can allow you to make sure your home is as efficient as possible.

Utilizing motion sensors for things like lighting and TV’s can keep you from using excessive amounts of energy when nobody is around.

Increase Home Value

Energy efficiency and ease of use aren’t the only benefits to implementing home automation ideas: they can increase the value of your home as well!

Investing in your home now by making it smarter will increase your home’s selling potential later on.

If you want to learn more about increasing efficiency, visit to keep reading.

Home Automation Ideas Make Life Easier

With so many benefits to integrating smart technology into your home, it’s silly not to.

With options ranging from lighting to security to climate control and just about everything in between, there’s sure to be a smart option to fit any household’s needs.

Comment below and let us know what automated home technologies are your favorite!


Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal


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