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Home Automation: A passing fad or a real value add

By Finserv MARKETS - Aug 21,2019
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About Home Automation

“Alexa, switch off the living room lights.” “Google, switch on my coffee maker,” “Alexa, lock the main door.” These are just some of the phrases that have become incredibly commonplace in today’s time. Gone are the days when an automated home used to be something we just saw in Sci-Fi movies or on tech shows. Automated homes have become the new norm with home assistant devices such as Alexa and Google Home to name a few taking the industry by storm.

Just in 2018, the market for smart home assistants grew by 210% as compared to the year before. In fact, in India the home automation industry is expected to be over Rs 30,000 crore by 2020. Home automation systems provide you with safety, savings, convenience and control, as well as peace of mind and comfort. With so many advantages one can’t help but question whether this is too good to be true?

Savings

One of the most obvious and lucrative benefits of home automation devices is that smart appliances and objects such as smart light bulbs, air conditioners, fans, water heaters help save energy and cut down on your electricity bills. How many times have you stepped out of your house only to realize that you forgot to switch off the lights in your room? Having them on for the rest of the day certainly burns a hole in your wallet.

However, with home automation systems your lights can be set to go on or off on a timer set to your schedule or you can switch them off using an application on your smartphone. While smart appliances, bulbs and plugs can be much more expensive than regular ones, they pay off in the long run by helping you save heaps on utility costs, not to mention make your home more environmentally friendly.

Security

Another undeniable advantage of having an automated home is security. Automated door locks, fingerprint detection, motion sensor lights, cameras, CCTV’s are all designed to help make your home more secure and give you peace of mind and security. Through automated door locks, you can lock your front door from anywhere in the world and can be alerted anytime someone tries to enter your door.

What’s more is that you can see how is coming into and going from your house through live CCTV camera footage, ensuring even greater security. Motion sensors help people enter doors and walk hallways late at night, and are very beneficial if you have older family members or kids. Home automation systems will make your dream home much more secure and with home loans from Bajaj Finserv, available on Finserv MARKETS, you can get an online home loan approved in less than 3 minutes and have the funds in your bank account within 24 hours, making your dream home a reality.

Convenience

One of the key advantages of home automation systems is that they perform rote tasks automatically, making your home more convenient to live in. Most smart gadgets are compatible with one another, making it incredibly easy to set out your routines. For instance, you could club your smart lock and lights together to ensure that whenever you lock your front door, all the lights go off automatically.

Although it may seem like home automation is a fad, the benefits of the same clearly prove otherwise. One of the biggest advantages of having an automated home is the peace of mind that comes with it. You no longer have to spend hours worrying if you turned off your curling iron or if you locked your front door. You can access all the control features of your house on your fingertips due to automation.

Although it may seem like it is an unnecessary expense, home automation systems actually help you save money in the long term. If you are leaving no stone unturned to make your dream home a reality, ensure it has a home automation system too. With house loan from Bajaj Finserv, available on Finserv MARKETS, you can get an online home loan approved in less than 3 minutes and have the funds in your bank account within 24 hours, making your dream home a reality.

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