Home automation is one of the most popular ways to upgrade and personalize your home. The possibilities of home automation are virtually endless. And, while this is thrilling, it can leave many homeowners wondering where exactly they should start with home automation. There are a few areas of home automation that really give you an immediate bang for your buck and transform the way you experience home life.

1. Climate

Climate automation is one of the most popular and accessible ways to implement home automation. There are smart thermostats that fit virtually any budget. With smart thermostats, you can program your thermostat and control it from anywhere in the world via an app on your phone or smart device. Turn off the A/C while you are at work and then turn it on 30 minutes before you get home from your app so that no energy is wasted but your home is the perfect temperature while you are there. Smart thermostats can learn your habits and adjust settings to be the most energy-efficient.

2. Lighting

Your home’s lighting sets the mood for whatever you are doing. Whether you need task lighting while working, dim lighting for relaxing, special lighting for entertaining, bright lighting for studying, or anything else – you can program unique settings for various “scenes” and enjoy the optimal lighting for any occasion at the touch of a button using lighting automation.

3. Security

Peace of mind about your home security is invaluable and with home security automation you can rest assured that your home is secure, whether you are there or not. With a smart security system implemented into your home automation, you can program your security cameras to operate only at certain times, when there is motion, or all the time. Your lighting and security can also be integrated to work together when motion is sensed. And, you can check on your security cameras, as well as arm and disarm them, from anywhere in the world, at the touch of a button within an app.