The number of people worldwide taking advantage of home automation is increasing rapidly. Statista reported that an estimated 175 million homes worldwide are using smart technology, and 63 million U.S. homes will be automated through these technologies by 2022. If you’re in the market to sell your home in the future, smart technology is a wise investment: 86% of millennials said they would pay more for a connected home–20% more, in fact!
So why is the move towards home automation so popular? In many ways, today’s technology offers much of the convenience we once dreamed about when we watched popular television shows like “The Jetsons” decades ago. The Jetson’s was initially promoted as being set in 2062, and it seems we may be reaching this reality faster than the show’s creators thought possible. The internet has moved from being a source of information and communication to a tool to access almost anything powered by electricity with either the click of a button or simple voice command.
Many home automation systems begin to help homeowners with one of two desires: to remotely access home security systems or to centralize audio and video equipment, including projector systems and distributed sound. Now, consumers are learning how many more systems can be added to an inclusive home automation system, from automatic lighting to scheduled window covering movements and remote thermostat control. With today’s technology, it is possible to use a remote control or mobile device to unlock the front door, review security footage, change the temperature, dim the lights, and queue up a movie.
What’s the best investment for home automation?
It can be tempting to take a trip to the local home improvement store or big box technology retailer to purchase relatively inexpensive home automation equipment. These devices come with several disadvantages. The software they use can become obsolete quickly, and competing systems often do not “talk well with each other.” Consumers that go this route often end up with a tangled mess of home automation systems operated from multiple mobile applications and spend excessive time troubleshooting issues.
At Automated Electronic Interiors, we provide clients with quality home automation solutions that are expandable to meet the needs of every consumer. Our solutions are controlled by the same software, allowing homeowners to access all their needs via one centralized control unit or mobile application.
How can you automate your home?
It’s easier than you think. Accurate Electronic Interiors is Southern Oregon’s first choice in home theater and SMART home electronics design and installation. Our professionals can work with you directly to identify your priorities and create a plan that will allow you to have the system of your dreams within the constraints of your budget.
Visit our showroom to see all of our home automation components in action. This is a great way to experience the benefits you’ll enjoy from upgrading your home with automation. Simply give us a call at 541-245-3100 to set up a private tour.