4 Smart House Automation Ideas for When You’re Away

Worldwide, the smart home market is expected to reach over 53 billion U.S. dollars by 2022.

But of all the house automation ideas out there, which ones are the best for when you are away from home?

Read on to find out.

Install Smart Power Strips

Back in the day, people would leave their TV or outside lights on when they went away.

But that wastes a lot of energy. And, intruders won’t be so easily fooled.

Instead, pick up some smart power strips when you go shopping for travel gadgets before you head out for vacation.

All your tech goes into standby mode when you aren’t using it. But that still costs you power. Smart power strips automatically shut off appliances to save you money while you are away.

You can also use the app to turn lights on and off even if you are thousands of miles away.

This is a better solution than a simple timer. Burglars will notice if your living room light comes on at 5 pm every day. With the smart power strips, you can turn on one light at 3 pm in one room one day and turn it on at 4:35 the next day.

But you don’t have to sit with your app open when you are traveling. You can schedule your lights in advance. And you can decide how long you want them to stay on.

Notion Motion Sensor

But turning lights on doesn’t give you total peace of mind when you’re on holiday.

The Notion sensor is a tiny sensor that you can put pretty much anywhere. It will send a notification to your phone if it detects any motion. Stick it by your front door, windows, or back door.

This is one of the simplest home automation ideas so that you feel close to home, even from across the globe.

Ring Video Doorbell

Did you know that intruders often ring the doorbell before they try to break in? It’s one easy way to make sure no one is home.

With a Ring video doorbell, you can send those bad guys packing.

When anyone presses this doorbell, the ring goes directly to your smartphone. Then you can speak to anyone at the door as if you were inside the house.

This video doorbell also records HD footage, detects movements and sends mobile alerts.

Nest Protect

What’s another common fear when you travel? That your home may burn down.

The Nest Protect is a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that will let you know what is happening and where. If you aren’t home, you’ll get an alert on your smartphone.

You can silence the alarm from your phone if you’ve just burned dinner. Best of all it won’t beep all night when you need to replace the battery. It will give you plenty of advance warning.

Bottom Line on House Automation Ideas

We hope you liked these house automation ideas for when you are on vacation.

When you are away, you shouldn’t be worrying about your home. That’s just one reason why home automation is a smart investment.

That way, when you walk out the door, all you have to think about is enjoying every minute of your trip.

We offer free consultations. Let’s talk about your project. We’re happy to help.