How to Control your Home with an IPAD

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Looking for new functionalities on your iPad? Today, this new technology has uses both inside and outside of the home. eWhole home automation is an emerging technology aspect that many homeowners are beginning to seek out.  They are doing this for a variety of reasons, including energy savings, convenience and added value to the home.  

There are a wide variety of objects within a home that can be controlled in some shape or form with an iPad; appliances, lighting, the pool or spa, and even your home entertainment systems.  A popular system for controlling many of these is called X-10 and can be found at most home retailers.  This system works through the electrical system to turn on and off with a remote.  They also now have integrated controllers that allow an iPad to communicate and control other X-10 units within the house.

Your Garage Door Opener

One of the simpler ways to utilize basic automation within your house is with the garage door opener.  Most every opener offers multiple programming options. For example, some openers have controllers that allow your lights to be turned off or on with the touch of a button. You can even program your iPad to close or open your garage door remotely, offering access to service or delivery personnel.

Pool Automation

Automation and control of your pool system can be done remotely as well.  Many that have spas seek this out.  With your iPad you can access controls for the temperature, pump and blower and activate those system prior to stepping outside.  What a nice way to have the temperature just right after a long day at the office.

Air Conditioning and Heating

Air conditioning and heating control is an emerging concern in many houses, as utility bills continue to rise annually.  Several companies are making integrated thermostats that allow control of your homes heating and cooling through an iPad or your phone.  This programming enables you to control temperature zones throughout the day, saving you money while you aren't home. You can even adjust the temperatures remotely.

Security Systems

Lastly there are available controls for home security systems.  With your iPad nearby, you can turn on or off security zones throughout your house.  With correct installation, you can view live video streams from in-home security cameras using your iPad.  

iPads continue to evolve. Today, homeowners are becoming increasingly empowered, as functionality offered by this device enables control of internal and external functions on your property.



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Trang Beuschlein
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James, thank you for the information!  It's incredible what we can do with technology nowadays.

Jun 20, 2011 04:51 PM #1
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Seems like it is all coming together pretty fast.... finally!

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