by Todd Ellner
July 31, 2017 Smart homes

Wondering if smart home automation can really make your life better?

Yes, it can.

All that fuss about smart homes isn’t in vain.

Everything you read (and heard) about smart homes is real. Yes, you can control all the electrical devices in your home by using your smartphone. And of course you can talk to your home.

We’re living in the golden age of technology development.

To help you get rid of any doubts, we put together a list of advantages that come with smart homes.


Smart home automation means…

Instant control at your fingertips

By far, the biggest advantage of a connected home is the ability to control it from anywhere.

Did you leave your home and forgot to turn off the lights (or close the door)? Is your AC still running at home while you’re enjoying your holiday on another continent?

There is no need to stress over it. With a simple tap on your smartphone, you can turn off the appliances and continue having fun on your vacation.

Increased safety

Think about surveillance cameras, motion sensors and even a private link to the local police station. There are numerous systems that do a great job at keeping your home safe from unwanted guests.

Tip: If you are looking for some extra security, think about replacing your traditional door lock with fingerprint authentication.

Convenience and accessibility

Tasks as turning on the lights, setting the oven temperature, playing music or turning on the AC can be done with a simple voice command. Smart home control devices provide comfort at its best!

A help for those in need

Elderly or disabled family members can enjoy an increased level of accessibility as well.

Thanks to technology, difficult tasks around the house become more accessible. Smart homes can improve the level of independence for people who need assistance on a daily basis.

Energy efficiency and cost effectiveness

Important: Smart home systems have the ability to function with the least of energy needed.

You can have full control over the heating and the cooling of your home with the help of a smart thermostat. Smart systems have the ability to learn patterns over time. We talked about it here.Therefore, a thermostat can learn your schedule and temperature preferences, thus suggesting energy efficient settings throughout the day.

Lights can turn on automatically when you enter the room and turn off when you leave. The lighting system can even switch to the evening mode as soon as the sun sets.

Smaller energy bills are coming your way!


Smart homes have the potential to sell for much more than conventional homes. However, this should come as no surprise, having in mind the fact that smart systems offer so many advantages.


You never know if you never try!

How can you be sure if making your home smart is the right solution?

Test it. See for yourself.

We’ve said it before: start with something small, such as a lighting system. If you like how it works, you can go ahead and install a smart door lock. Take it step by step. See how your new smart homes works and balance your options.

Gialluisi Custom Homes is ready to help you. Discover our smart home upgrades here.

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