You might think of home automation devices as something for the younger generation who wants to tap into the latest technology for their living space. While 47% of millennials own smart home products, the number of those from the baby boomer generation is surprising. In fact, 11.3% of this older group owns some type of home automation or smart home device. These numbers show that home automation is for everyone.
As the large baby boomer generation retires and considers where they want to go as they age, many want to remain in their homes. Home automation can make this possible by reducing the effort required to do standard tasks. Instead of getting up and turning on lights, a senior can stay comfortably seated and turn off lights in any room of the house from an app or remote control. This capability of smart home products can prevent accidents such as falls that may occur from moving around a house in the dark trying to turn on lights at switches.
People with disabilities should not have to leave their homes. Home automation systems improve the accessibility of their living spaces. Automated controls make it easier to operate security systems, lights, heating, cooling, and even audio and video with the push of a single button from a wall panel, a tap of a touchscreen or mobile device, or the press of a remote-control button.
Lastly, home automation benefits anyone who wants to focus on living in the moment instead of worrying about adjusting multiple lights in a room or turning on music at the source. Automated systems allow for switching to preprogrammed settings such as movie-watching, reading, or party hosting. If you have one of these systems, you can stay in bed and turn off the lights or remain on the couch and turn up the music without leaving your spot.
Make your house a smarter one with home integration. Whether you want to help a senior age in place, make a home accessible for a person with disabilities, or simply make your life easier, you should find out more about our residential home automation solutions today. Contact us at Experience Audio Video Inc. to get the latest in automation products installed in your home from trusted brands like Control4 and Crestron.