Replacements for a Smarter Home

Home automation has been available in some form for decades, but recent advances in wireless technology and the widespread availability of smartphones have raised the concept to a whole new level.

sponsored | November 04, 2015

Home automation systems are growing in popularity and can remotely control functions such as heating and cooling, lighting, security, and windows and doors.

If you’re replacing windows or doors in a home, consider available home automation options and automation-compatible products. Home automation has been available in some form for decades, but recent advances in wireless technology and the widespread availability of smartphones have raised the concept to a whole new level.

Automation systems have become a practical option for many people. In addition to reporting on conditions like open doors and windows, systems can control heating and cooling, lighting and shading, entertainment systems, security cameras, and more. Operations are programmable, with many being controlled remotely via a smartphone app.

Even if a home does not yet have an automation system, installing compatible windows and doors could be the forward-looking choice, because home automation is likely to grow in popularity, both for convenience and security reasons. Sensors are available to monitor the status of windows and doors, including garage doors, and can alert the homeowner when they are open or closed, locked or unlocked. Homeownerss can lock or unlock doors and windows remotely and securely over the Internet; the system can even be programmed to lock or unlock doors or windows automatically at a scheduled time.

Adding this kind of functionality to a project increases security and convenience, and is creates peace of mind for homeowners.

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