We live in a time unlike any before. With countless technological advancements at our fingertips, our lives are improved, which is advantageous considering the rapid pace at which we live. In recent years, tremendous strides have been made in home automation. This technology allows the homeowner to run their home while they are away using a remote app on their Smartphone or iPad. In fact, automated homes are known as “smart homes,” due to their ability to seemingly think on their own. This ability to “think,” helps homeowners in some of ways.
The future of automated lighting is here in the form of Apple’s HomeKit technology. “Apple HomeKit technology provides an easy, secure way to control HomeKit-enabled accessories from any of your iOS devices. Tell Siri to "turn on the upstairs lights." Dim the lights from your Apple Watch. Use your iPhone to change colors. And much more! All you need is a square-shaped Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 and your favorite iOS device to get started.”
Apple HomeKit adds safety and security through appliance and lighting control. You can always check to make sure your daughter turned off her curling iron or ensure that your oven has been flipped off from the morning family breakfast. Your home and family also enjoy an added measure of safety through your ability to control the lights in your home. Not only does this allow you to make sure lights are off when you are gone to save electricity, but it also allows you to turn them on at specific times if you would like it to look like you are home.