Roberta Oswald
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At home automation: Basics & security reminders

by Roberta Oswald 01/22/2023

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Using an automated Internet of Things (IoT) has helped homeowners monitor their power usage with smart plugs and smart lights, control smart thermostats from their cell phones and turn on their favorite jams with voice control.

But what if smart devices could protect our home and itself while you’re away? Here are a few key reminders to keep your home automation running smoothly and securely.

How do smart homes work?

Smart homes rely on many automated features for monitoring and convenience. These features tend to make the house more "intelligent" and household-friendly.

Smart homes usually utilize home automation systems, often accompanied by a smart hub with a line of compatible devices. The best part being that they typically work well on the same network.

How does home automation work?

Automation happens when connected devices utilize wireless technology, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, to merge functionality for user convenience and control.

This means you can control your door locks, smart lighting, smart speakers and other smart home devices from a mobile app or other automation device.

What about security?

There are a few things encompassing home automation security. The first being a home automation system you can attach security cameras, smart door locks and other security monitoring elements to.

The second facet is the security of your home's automation devices. Practicing basic internet security, like using a private network device with encryption and updating router names, are just a few ways to keep your online security and home security properly engaged.

One of the best things about smart home security systems and network security is you can either install them yourself or invest in professional installation.

Regardless of your preference, keep these basics in mind, and you'll be able to utilize your comfort with a little more peace of mind.

About the Author

Roberta Oswald

An enthusiastic polo player, aviatrix and fourth generation member of one of the oldest winery families in the Napa Valley, Roberta has lived in the Bay Area her entire life. She has over thirty years of experience in buying, selling and managing real estate in the residential, investment and commercial markets. Not content to just “get the job done”, she wants to exceed your expectations. Roberta believes in service with commitment. Utilizing the kind of knowledge that is obtained only through extensive life experience and an in-depth understanding of the area and local market, she works with you to provide maximum results. During her accomplished career, Roberta has refined important skills in communication, negotiation, attention to detail and sound business practices, all of which are vital to the success of her clients today. Please call Roberta directly at 707.339.0233 to discuss your real estate needs.