Home automation has taken the world by storm in recent years. With full-time careers, travel, children, errands, and much more, most people are juggling a lot in their day-to-day lives. The need for convenience is higher than ever! Home automation is one way to make home-owner’s lives much easier. iPad has become the hub that allows all the magic to happen and IPORT the go-to company for all of the accessories necessary to make your day-to-day life easier! 

What is Home Automation?

Home automation refers to certain features within the home that are set to turn on and off or in the case of lights dim, based on set parameters. These same features also have the ability to be controlled from a mobile device from anywhere in the world. Let's take a look at examples of home automation:

  • Thermostat -Lower or raise the temperature of the home. 
  • Security system - Set the system to automatically engage at certain times of the day or night.
  • Lighting - Schedule the lights to come on when you are coming home in the dark.
  • Television - Control your Smart TV with your voice. 
  • Home theater and sound systems - Control your home theater with the touch of a button.
  • Coffee maker - Schedule your coffee maker to begin your favorite brew at a specific time.
  • Garage door - Open or close your garage door from anywhere in the world. 
  • Laundry - Receive alerts when laundry is done without lifting a finger. 

The list is endless. For instance, you can get an email notification that the laundry has finished or set your thermostat for a lower temperature during the day when nobody is home. How you use home automation depends on your family's preferences, needs, and lifestyle. 

Why is iPad ideal for Home Automation?

iPad is the go-to control center for home automation. For starters, the iPad has an intuitively easy to use interface for operators of all ages. iPad can be used as a single-app extension of a high-end control system or even as a multi-app platform. For example, you can choose to integrate all of your home automation components so that they are controlled by a single app on your iPad or you can install the software for each automated component and control each one separately. For instance, you can run Sonos for your home audio system and Lutron for your home lighting. Either method you choose, you still only have one central hub, and that is the iPad.

Thanks to innovative iPad accessories made by IPORT, your iPad can be both stationary and mobile. This eliminates the need for a hub on a mobile device for remote access and a separate stationary hub for use at home. The iPad is both. 

IPORT Products Support Home Automation

iPad for home automation is made even more convenient with products from IPORT. Various mounting options, such as the Surface Mount, which allow you to mount iPad to any wall or solid surface, such as a countertop in order to dedicate it as a home automation control hub. Sleek, modern freestanding table mounts are also available and easily attached to any tabletop. Both of these mounting options allow for full use of the iPad as well as charging abilities. The iPad is easy to remove and carry with you for remote access to all of your home's automated features. 

Protecting your investment is important. After all, it is the brain of your home. This is why IPORT offers products to wirelessly charge and protect your iPad when on the go. 

Home Automation Made Even Easier

Home automation offers innovative conveniences to homeowners both at home and on-the-go. It can save you money by lowering utility costs and help ensure your family stays safe with alerts and security system monitoring. iPad combined with IPORT accessories makes managing home automation systems even easier. Whether you are new to home automation or looking to fine-tune your system, check out our full line of iPad products and make the most of your home automation system!