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Smart iHome: Four Benefits of Controlling Your Home with Your iPhone

By Rizwan Ahmad - 23 October 2013 1 Comment
While controlling your home from your iPhone might seem a little sci-fi to casual iPhone users, it is a possibility.  It might also seem like something that would be more hassle than it's worth, but there are several major benefits to being able to remotely control your lighting, HVAC, and security systems.  In this brief post, we will consider how making your home a smart one could save you money, time and energy, as well as protect your family and belongings.

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Four Benefits of Controlling Your Home with Your iPhone
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It can save you money
It may be surprising, bu there are actually ways your smart phone can save you money through home function automation. By opening and closing automated blinds, turning fans on and off, and activating heating or air conditioning features as-needed, you can help your house take advantage of the warmest and coolest parts of the day for natural climate control that boosts your energy savings. If you live in a harsh climate, like the Southwestern United States, and have a system provided by Vivint in Phoenix, AZ you can even control your thermostat remotely.

It can save energy
Avoiding leeching energy from your home can prove very beneficial. In addition to taking advantage of natural temperature changes to help you reduce your energy expenditures, having the option of turning your HVAC systems on or off with your iPhone helps ensure that you don't accidentally leave them running all day. It's very easy to leave home without resetting your thermostat, and come home to a house that's boiling hot, freezing cold, and wasting energy like nobody's business.

It can make your home more secure
For the forgetful, home automation with an iPhone has yet another benefit. Leaving home and forgetting to lock your doors can be an invitation for disaster. Being able to control simple things, like automated lights and door locks, can help deter thieves. A Waco home security system expert said, “with the advent of the iPhone a whole new dynamic has entered the home automation arena. Gone are the days of 2000 dollar touch pads. This is the era of “all in one” devices and in this case it is in the form of the iPhone.” Now, you are able to look at your phone wherever you may be, and you have the ability to monitor cameras to see exactly what's going on in and around your home. You can even remotely unlock your doors. With this kind of system in place, you will never need to worry about giving anyone else a copy of your house key—you can always let them in remotely on your terms.

It saves you time
Another surprising benefit made available through automating systems in your home that can work with your smartphone is that you can save time with various tasks. There are many conveniences.  Imagine: instead of struggling to unlock your door while you have armloads of grocery bags, you can unlock it as soon as you pull into your driveway. Instead of having to suffer the heat or cold while you wait for your heating or air conditioning to get going, you can activate them on your way home. No matter what you need to do, you can get the jump on it at your convenience.

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Automating your home with the help of your iPhone or tablet is more than a passing fad. People are using hand held devices to make their homes safer, greener, and more financially efficient. All while increasing their convenience and peace of mind.

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Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Rianne Hunter and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,

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