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Home Automation Products Are the Next Big Tech Thing

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These days much of what we do is connected in some way to technology. Our communication, recreation, and work are predominately done through the use of technology, and now our homes are also starting to fall under that umbrella.

Home automation systems are one of the next big things in the tech world. Not only do they allow homeowners the ability to control parts of their home with the tap of a touchscreen (which people love), but they also promote safety in the home, since these automation systems are often connected to smoke detectors and locks.

The shift to home automation technology isn’t going to be a tough one. In fact, companies that have traditionally focused on one part of home goods, like lock sets for example, have moved deftly into the home automation market.

One of the most recent advancements in home automation technology comes from Honeywell. The company’s Lyric system, which was released last year, is a dynamic thermostat, but the newest from Honeywell is much more advanced.

The system, which is still called Lyric, is now a home security system that features cameras, motion detection, and smoke and intruder alarms.

“We have researched and surveyed thousands of consumers,” said Inder Reddy, President of Honeywell Security Products Americas, according to Security Info Watch. “While many may have had different words to explain it, their concern for the security and safety of their homes consistently came out. They are looking for that dimension of using their security and safety system to manage their lifestyle.”

Honeywell isn’t the only company on the home automation scene, however. Of course, everyone’s favorite tech giant, Apple, has developed something called HomeKit.

HomeKit is basically a technology that allows people to control lights and appliances in their homes through the use of a mobile app. HomeKit isn’t actually a system like Lyric, but allows different home automation products to all be integrated for greater ease of use. Users do, of course, need an iPhone or iPad.