Is the Light Switch Becoming Extinct? 3 Smart Home Features to Look out for in the Future

Traditional lighting as we know it is well on its way to extinction, with LEDs turning out the lights on incandescents bulb by bulb.

Debuting 130 years ago, incandescent bulbs and their light switch counterparts have now become almost primitive as we move into a more energy efficient era and the dawn of the smart home.

But it’s not just bulbs and switches making the move to smarter, more innovative makes and models. Here are our top 3 picks for the features we predict to see in your home’s future.

1. Security & Surveillance

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their own home – that will never change. That’s why smart security systems are one of the top reasons for smart home device adoption and the rise of smart home products.

According to a survey conducted by iControl Networks, more than 90% of respondents said that home and family security were a top consideration for deciding to have a connected home.

Providing extra security to all types of homeowners from families with young children to elderly care homes, smart technology provides peace of mind knowing you and your loved ones are safe and sound.

For a product with illuminating security, our MyLights smart lighting system is a great choice. With MyLights, enjoy the comfort of being able to turn on your lights from the car, so you can always walk into a brightly lit home, as well as the comfort of being able to control your lights while on holidays, so it always looks like you’re home.

2. Heating & Cooling

As homeowners look towards creating their complete comfort zone, smart home products serve another purpose – home heating and cooling.

Intuitive to use, smart home products are a great way to control your home’s air management system from one centrally located tablet. Providing this added control is also a fantastic way to reduce electricity usage with features such as temperature sensors, precision air flow management and motion sensors available. So you’ll not only see energy savings, but you’ll see dollar savings too.

For full control over your air management in one easy solution, MyAir is one of the most efficient options currently on the Australian market. A premium reverse cycle air conditioning management system with up to 10 zones, MyAir is in a class of its own.

3. Complete Control of Apps

When it comes to smart home products, one of the main advantages is that it allows us to connect everything in the home. This added functionality appeals to homeowners as it provides further control and customisation over our products to ensure the smooth running of the household.

A smart hom give us the ability to control items around the house with one simple push of a button. With a smart home hub we have a centralised method to control all of these products in the one place, acting as a universal remote in a way.

With Advantage Air’s MyPlace, you’re able to control your home from one central hub. This hub integrates MyLights and MyAir seamlessly so you can adjust your lights and reverse cycle air conditioning from the same touchscreen. Not only that, it also doubles as a tablet that can be loaded up with other smart home products and apps, for example, security cameras, pool pump, or your reticulation, and you can also include the family calendar, email, music, movies and much more.

Are you ready to open the door to the smart home? For more information on how to future-proof your home with Advantage Air’s MyLights smart lighting system, contact us today or book a showroom appointment for a hands on demonstration!