How to Control Your Vacation Home Thermostat Via Internet

How to Control Your Vacation Home Thermostat Via Internet

Your vacation home is a place where you and your family can enjoy life in distant locale. It’s a peaceful retreat where you can enjoy the beach or mountains. Memories of good times are made that last a lifetime.

Reduce Your Worries With Remote Home Access

Vacation home ownership is not without worries, however. For example: It is wintertime and you are anxious about the inside temperature. Wintertime temperatures there can drop well below freezing. What is the temperature inside your vacation home? What is it outside? Is your heating system maintaining the energy-saving temperature that you set on your thermostat?

Your anxieties can be considerably reduced through home automation. If you thought home automation was too expensive or too complicated for you, think again. There are products on the market today that are designed for low cost and simplicity.

How To Use The Internet For Remote Home Control Of Your Thermostat

If you already have high-speed Internet service and a wireless router in your vacation home, you are ready to get started. You simply connect your existing router via an Ethernet cable to an inexpensive smart automation controller that plugs into a nearby power outlet. You will also need a compatible programmable thermostat. You can also connect an outside temperature sensor to your thermostat.

Control Your Vacation Home Thermostat Like This

Say you live several hundred miles from your vacation retreat. You want to check the inside and outside temperature. You can now do this via Internet from your …

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Definition of a Smart Home

Definition of a Smart Home

What is the definition of a smart home? According to Wikipedia a smart home is: “Home automation, also called domotics, is the residential extension of “building automation”. It is the home automation, housework or household activity. Home automation may include centralized control of appliances,  lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and other systems, to provide improved comfort, convenience, energy efficiency and security.”

Have you ever seen a smart home? The first time I fell in love with one was when I watched the movie “The Holiday” starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. Their characters in the movie swapped houses during the holidays. Kate’s house was a picturesque cottage in Surrey while Cameron Diaz’ house was a Smart Home in Beverly Hills. When I saw the scene where Kate Winslet, who had jet lag, was about to sleep during broad daylight, and she accidentally pressed the button for the blinds of the room, making it look pitch black and night time, I was impressed and jealous of the technology. I want to have my own smart home someday.

Here are some of the things that I want automated in my house:

1.  Gate.

Whether I’ve just arrived and about to park the car or I’m on my way to work, an automated gate can open and close with just a push of a button. It would also come in handy when it’s raining so I wouldn’t have to get myself drenched in rain just to open and close the gate.…

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