There are a lot of uses for new technology—it streamlines everyday actions, opens our eyes to new things, and keeps up safer and more connected with others. One way to take advantages of all of the benefits of technology is through home automation. A growing number of homeowners are updating their houses with automation systems, which connect the thermostat, security system, lights, and more to a single system that adjusts its outputs and actions based on who is home and many other factors.

Instead of wondering if you turned off a light or worrying about your kids’ safety at home, you can control nearly all the devices in a home automation system from your smartphone, which means you are always connected to what’s happening at home. The result is a home that is more efficient, easier to manage, and safer, which gives homeowners more time to spend on the things they love.