August 1st, 2016

5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Home Automation

Home Owners Network

Recent advancements in technology have the world looking like it never has before: Cars are driving themselves and most smart phones are more powerful than the NASA computers that first landed us on the moon!  So, it is no surprise that many companies home_automationhave focused technology to help us all take total control of our homes. Since home automation is one of the fastest growing services for homeowners in the US, here are 5 things that every homeowner should know when considering the use of automation technology in their home:

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 1: It’s not “The Jetsons”, but it’s sure close!

Many folks remember watching shows like “The Jetsons” and dreaming of a time where they could have a “smart home” with a wonderful robot maid. Unfortunately, we have yet to figure out the maid. But, many of the leading home automation platforms enable you to interact with your home via your smart phone, or your voice.

“House, turn the AC up.” “I don’t want to get out of bed…House, unlock the front door for the kids” Yes, the time is here and this technology is available to almost everyone.  

 2: You can finally be two places at once.

Gone are the days where you have to worry about missed deliveries, wonder if the kids are working on their homework, or spend the day asking yourself “did I remember to close the garage?”. With nothing more than your smart phone, you can take total control of your home and always be right there. Open and close garage doors, unlock front doors, monitor your home’s cameras, and even control some appliances from your phone.

 3: Upgrading your home can actually save you money!

With the security and monitoring features included in most automation platforms, home owners are often entitled to real savings on insurance. Contact your provider to find out how much you can save.

Also, home owners who have home automation save around 20% on their monthly utilities – conserving energy and saving money. 

 4: No need for messy installs.

When many homeowners think about taking on a project like this, they fear the need to rewire their entire home. Luckily that is no longer the case. Most leading home automation platforms use wireless technology to communicate with your home. Installation is easy and can usually be done in just one day!

 5: It’s not just for superheroes

“This all sounds great and exciting – but surely I couldn’t afford it… I’m not Iron Man.”

Wrong! With all of the available member benefits on insurance, utilities and HON exclusive deals, most of our members are able to live like The Jetsons at a fraction of the cost! For less than a dollar a day, you can take control of your domain and wow your neighbors with your fully automated home.

 Log into your HON account to learn more about bringing your home into the 21st century!  

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