Whether you’re on vacation, or just happen to be out of the house, you might be one to stress about what’s going on at home. Luckily, with the help of automation, you can stay in touch with your home and what’s going on inside of it while you’re away. Having automation in your home can really up the sense of control you have when you aren’t around. Whether it’s controlling your A/C, lighting, door locks, appliances, or electronics, you can do all of the above! Let’s take a look at some of the things you can control by simply tapping your phone screen! 


Controlling Heating and Cooling

After leaving your vacation spot, no one ever wants to come home to a hot, stuffy house or a freezing one at that! Or, you may just like to come home from work and have the house set at your preferred temperature. Well, you won’t ever have to go through that again if you have home automation. Alarm.com is a great program that can aid in controlling your heating and cooling. 


Locking Doors

Picture this; you just left the house for the day, and soon after, you start to question whether or not you’ve locked the door. This causes you to worry, and might even result in you going back home. Yep, we’ve all been there! Fortunately, you can avoid this situation. 


Starting/Stopping Your Appliances

Alarm.com offers smart plugs (Alarm.com-connected smart plug) which can help in the event that you left on your curling iron, dryer, toaster, lamps, and more. When you leave your home, if you forgot to turn off one of these or can’t remember if you did, you can control it right from the Alarm.com app! This can be extremely beneficial if you rush out of the house a little too quick and forgot to turn off your appliances. 


Turning Your Lights Off and On

As technology grows, the easier simple tasks become! Now, turning your lights off can be done without even getting out of your bed! This can be extremely beneficial for those who are unable to easily move, or just need some extra assistance with things. Also, if you want to turn on your outdoor lights before you get home, you can do that as well!