Home automation is not a new trend but capabilities and interfaces are constantly evolving. Smart homes are more accessible for every household than ever before. There are so many ways to automate your home that it can be daunting to determine what you actually need and want in your home. We thought it could be helpful to take a look at some hot home automation trends for kitchens so that you can get a better understanding of how these trends could transform your life.

Voice Control

Who doesn’t want to be able to turn on the lights, draw the shades, turn on the faucet, play some music, or start running the water for your bath by simply saying a voice command? Hands-free operation of common daily tasks makes life a little easier, convenient, and time-saving. While some may worry about privacy with smart devices but professional-level home automation includes special security and safety measures, as well as encryption, so you never have to worry about privacy and safety.

Enhanced Security

We all want to feel safe in our homes but any home could be the victim of a crime. Security is so important but hasn’t always been convenient to manage. We spend a lot of time in our kitchens doing various activities that keep our hands otherwise occupied. If you hear a knock on the door while you are in the kitchen preparing a chicken, the last thing you want to do is stop, wash your hands, dry of, and head to the door only to realize it was a solicitor that has already left. Kitchens are a great place to include a monitor or smart device where you can easily check on your security system.