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Smart Home Automation

Smart Home Automation is the automatic control of home features, activates, devices, appliances, door locks and more. With the right smart home devices, you can easily control the everyday functions of your home via the internet. You can make life more convenient and secure, as well as spending less on household bills.

Smart home automation is a network of simple hardware, basic network communication, and electronic devices. These devices work to combine other, everyday devices with one another using the Internet. Most devices are connected through a home network, so you can manage them from your smartphone, tablet, computer, or even through a voice command hub. Managing your devices can be done whether you are at home or even miles away. You can turn on the lights, lock the front door, arm/disarm the security system, view security cameras, or even change the temperature of your thermostat.

Three Main Elements

In order to understand how a smart home works you need to know the three main elements of a home automation system. Those elements are: sensors, controllers, and actuators.

Sensors monitor changes in daylight, temperature, or motion detection. Smart home automation systems will adjust settings in those devices when the sensor is attached to your set preferences.

Controllers are devices used to control the smart home equipment that sensors are monitoring (i.e. personal computers, tablets, smartphones, voice command hubs). They can also be used to send and receive messages about the status of automated features in your home.

Actuators can be light switches, motors, door locks, window blinds, motorized valves that control the actual mechanism, or function, of a home automation system. These are all programmed to be activated by a remote command from a controller.

Services and Functions

Smart home automation systems and devices offer many services and functions, some of the most common features of these devices include:

• Voice-Activated control
• Lighting
• Thermostat Control
• Alarm Systems
• Live Video Security Surveillance
• Fire and Carbon monoxide monitoring
• Keyless entry
• Baby monitors and Cameras
• Appliance Control
• Digital Personal Assistant
• Real-time Alert Notifications

Benefits and Purpose

The benefit and purpose of having a smart home automation system is to streamline how your home functions. Consider benefits like remote access, comfort, convenience, energy efficiency, and increased safety and security.

Remote Access

Remote access allows you to control your home through your mobile devices, such as your laptop, tablet, or smart phone from anywhere in the world.


Smart home automation can make your home a much more comfortable space. Preprogram your thermostat with your preferred settings, so that your home is always at a comfortable temperature. You can even have controlled motion sensors that know when you are in a room. Set up smart speakers to play music when you get home from work. Adjust the lights to soften or brighten based on the time of day. Control and turn the tv on or off along with other devices and lights by voice commands.


One of the greatest things about smart home automation is the convenience it provides. Devices can be programmed to turn on automatically at certain times. Settings can be accessed and changed remotely from wherever you, all you need is an Internet connection. You no longer have to try remember if you locked the door behind you or if you switched off the lights. Have you ever gone to the grocery store and forgot to see what you need in the fridge? Nowadays you can have your refrigerator notify you when you are low on milk or other items and even view what is in your fridge while you are at the store. The amount of convenience is endless and lets you focus your attention on more important things in life.

Energy Efficiency

Another significant benefit is energy efficiency. Smart home automation devices deliver the ability to be more vigilant of your power usage and save money on energy bills by reducing the length of time that lights stay on. Devices can also lower temperatures when you leave a room.

Increased Safety and Security

Of course, one of the most important features of having a smart home is also the increased safety and security you receive with it. Monitoring your fire detectors, carbon monoxide monitors, pressure sensors, motion sensors, security cameras, and other security features can help protect your home and your family from disaster.

Contact Us for More Info

If you would like more information about smart home automation and the possibility of integrating any devices into your home, please contact us at GeekiTek. We would be happy to help you learn more about all the amazing benefits and unlimited possibilities of a smart home.