When you hear the topic of home automation being discussed, you may automatically think it is too complex and expensive for you to ever consider. However, there are quite a few systems that are not only surprisingly affordable, they are also rather easy to install.

Consider this – how convenient would it be to turn on or off lights from work, or even from another state? Wouldn’t it be nice to see what was going on at your house if your kids were home alone? It would also be beneficial to have the ability to shut the AC off in the morning when you leave and then turn it back on right before you get home to ensure a comfortable space for you to relax in?

If this sounds appealing, then home automation is likely right for you and something that you would definitely enjoy.

What is Total Home Automation?

Put simply, this is when you are able to access or control many or all of your home’s appliances, climate, security and even video monitoring from a centralized or remote location. Some of the specific benefits offered by total home automation can be found here.


Life, traffic and other day to day factors can make it difficult to be home when a repair person shows up or even every afternoon when you kids get home for school. Since it is impossible to be in two places at once, having the ability to access the systems in your home remotely can be a real life – not to mention time – saver. You can turn all the lights off or on in your home without even having to leave the bed, or unlock the door in the afternoon when your kids arrive home, without even having to leave your desk.

Energy Savings and Management

When the automation process is used properly, it will help you manage the amount of energy your home uses. For example, you can automate the thermostat to adjust during the day and not use as much energy during the hours when no one is home.

There are also a number of “smart” devices that are able to be synced with your home appliances to provide you with real-time energy information. This will let your appliances “know” when the most cost-effective times for operation are. For example, the dishwasher may turn on at 3am simply because this is when the cost is most affordable.

Wireless Home Security Options

When you install a complete home automation system, they come with quite a few security benefits, too. You can check in on what is going on at your home from any location, offering you true peace of mind. There are even some systems that will let you control and interact with your home security system. There are a number of services that also alert you via email, text or phone if any unusual movements are monitored in your home.

As you can see, there are quite a few benefits offered by complete home automation. If you are ready to learn more, or install your own “smart” system, contact the professionals from Teague Security today.