Stay in control, even if you’re not home
WHEN Brighton East resident Danny Tobias and his family were renovating their home, they decided it was a good time to add home automation technology.
“We live a very busy lifestyle so we’re not at home during most business hours and we wanted to understand what was happening at home,” Mr Tobias said.
They had the house networked with internet points around the house and installed alarms, security cameras, intercom and airconditioning with smart phone connectivity that could be accessed through applications or apps.
Mr Tobias, who is taking his four-bedroom home at 12 Meyer Court to auction at 2.30pm today, said they looked into a full automation system but it was too expensive for what it delivered.
He said the main reasons they installed the technology was security and convenience.
They could keep an eye on their pets during the day, but also speak with couriers delivering packages to their home and allow them through the gate to make deliveries.
Mr Tobias said he could also control the ducted airconditioning from his phone, cooling down certain rooms before they got home.
His advice was to do plenty of research into what the appliances offered in smart technology and pick the right installer that understood the product.