Home automation makes it more pleasurable to watch movies, easier to keep hot sunlight out of your home, and simple to light up your yard in the evening. But have you considered how a home automation dashboard could keep your family safe from potential home fires?
In 2019 alone, 354,400 residential homes suffered damage and loss from home fires. About half of the fires were related to cooking, 9.3% related to heating practices, and 6.8% related to electrical malfunctions. The remaining 7.7% were caused unintentionally or through carelessness. Home fires can impact any family at any time. Every ounce of vigilance to limit your risk has the potential to pay off in huge dividends down the road.
Your home automation system should be a part of your family’s fire safety plan.
Home automation systems can connect to fire monitoring systems and alarms throughout your home. Many systems can contact the fire department automatically if the alarms are triggered. You’ll be able to enjoy peace of mind while you’re away from home that your system is working properly, and you’ll receive instant notifications if your fire monitoring system senses anything amiss.
Having outlets and switches connected to your home automation dashboard can prevent fires.
When homeowners consider connecting outlets to the home automation system, often they are thinking about lamps. Sure, having the ability to control your lights via a home automation dashboard and setting on/off times is convenient, but there’s more opportunity to discover. Consider adding outlets that power toasters, irons, curling or straightening irons, holiday lights, and other appliances. A quick check on your mobile dashboard will quickly show you if something was improperly left on. Use the dashboard to turn off these outlets remotely, or set them on timers, so you’ll know they won’t be on during hours your home is vacant.
Are you ready to install a home automation system in your home?
If you’re ready to achieve greater peace of mind and better protect your family from home fires, talk with our professionals at Accurate Electronic Interiors. We are Southern Oregon’s first choice in home theater and SMART home electronics design and installation. Our teams install quality electronic systems that seamlessly automate your home theater, window coverings, lighting, outlets, surveillance system, and more. Visit our showroom or give us a call to learn more about how we can make your life easier.