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How Home Automation Kits Can Revolutionize Your Living Space

By Ben Shepardson | October 14, 2019

Looking for a revolutionary home improvement idea? Forget all about décor and aesthetics for a moment. Smart homes are the latest trend in home improvement and it is a revolution you can’t afford to miss.  A 2018 GfK Study shows a third of US consumers now use two or more smart home gadgets.

Home Automation

Smart homes feature automation technology connecting multiple devices, appliances, and systems on a common network. Through this network, occupants can operate devices and appliances remotely. Home automation kits on the market allow you to set up and operationalize your smart home at a go.

Think of remotely controlling your home's thermostat, entertainment system, skylight, indoor and outdoor lights, security cameras, locks, alarm, doors and gates, home appliances among others. You can control all these systems from your smartphone or another mobile device.

How Home Automation Works

Home automation systems leverage advances in wireless technology. These systems seek to increase convenience in your home by making interconnecting appliances, devices, and other systems.

For these disparate units to connect, they need to work on the same platform. The most common options are wireless broadband, ZigBee, Z-wave, Bluetooth, among other protocols. These protocols allow you to control all appliances, systems, and devices from a central home hub.

With the rise in popularity of smart homes, home automation kit manufacturers now build compatible technology.  Their units can work with different home hub automation systems. However, it is advisable to confirm this before buying your automation kit.

As the home automation market grows, the range of smart products continues growing. From smoke and flood detectors, doorbells, thermostats, smart lights, smart plugs, home security systems,vacuuming robots to locks, the list is endless.

Redefining your Living Space

Smart homes are no longer a fad. Home automation brings a plethora of benefits that no homeowner can ignore. They include:

  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Convenience
  • Accommodation of new devices and appliances
  • Enhanced home security
  • Home management insights
  • Better control of your home through remote cameras
  • Improved comfort at home
  • Enhanced safety monitoring for the family
  • Peace of mind
  • Time saving when operating devices and appliances

Using a Home Automation Kit

If you want to join the smart home automation revolution, an automation kit is a great idea. The kit has the hardware and software you need to connect, control and manage your home devices, systems, and appliances.

A good automation kit will include sensors, a home automation hub, a smart home app, and Ethernet/power cables. It is everything you need to get started on your home automation.

Home automation kits allow you to get started on the process right away. They offer the flexibility a homeowner needs to automate systems in their living space gradually.

With a starter kit, you don’t have to worry about compatibility. Most of the smart devices on the market are compatible with different standards. It is also cheaper to use an automation kit than buying different automation units piecemeal.

When shopping for the best home automation kit, consider the following:

  • Match the kit to your unique home automation needs
  • Compatibility with your smart devices
  • Ease of installation
  • Versatility in terms of the platforms the kit supports
  • Do your research by reading the reviews and testimonials

Final Thoughts

Home automation is a smart home improvement idea. With the right home automation kit, you can now harness the benefits of an automated home.  It is a great way to create a smart home a step at a time.

Ben Shepardson is a Realty Biz News Contributing Writer and has a long track record of success in online marketing and web development. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, he worked doing enterprise-level SEO and started an online business offering web development services to small business customers.
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