If you own a vacation home, you understand the difficulty of keeping it safe and secure while away. But what if we told you that you could control your vacation home’s lighting, temperature, and security even when you’re thousands of miles away? That is possible with a smart home automation system. In this article, we’ll go over how to set up a smart home automation system for your vacation home using Z-Wave, Zigbee, or cloud devices in conjunction with the Ezlo Plus smart home hub.
Why Should You Install a Smart Home Automation System in Your Vacation Home?
A smart home automation system for your vacation home provides a number of advantages, including:
- Increased Security: With a smart security system, you can monitor the security cameras in your vacation home and receive alerts when motion is detected or a door is opened. You can also remotely control your smart door locks, ensuring only authorized people can access your vacation home. You can also control your lights remotely to make it look like people are home. Another thing that is great to control remotely is your garage doors. You can create a MeshBot that will open the door during certain hours to make it look like people are home.
- Improved Energy Efficiency: Smart thermostats can adjust the temperature automatically based on occupancy and time of day, saving energy and money. Smart lighting can also be controlled remotely, reducing energy waste.
- Prevention: Tools such as a water sensor can notify you of leaks before damage is done. If a small leak is under the counter or water levels rise in a certain area, you will be notified the second water hits the sensor.
- Increased Convenience: With a smart home automation system, you can control the devices in your vacation home from anywhere using your smartphone. This means you can turn off the lights, change the temperature, and lock the doors from the comfort of your couch or the beach.
Configuring Your Smart Home Automation System
Here’s how to use the Ezlo Plus smart home hub to set up your vacation home’s smart home automation system:
- Connect Your Ezlo Plus Smart Home Hub: Connect your Ezlo Plus smart home hub to your vacation home’s Wi-Fi network and set it up according to the on-screen instructions.
- Add Your Smart Home Devices: To add your smart home devices, use the MiOS app. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to put your devices in pairing mode, and the Ezlo Plus will detect and add them automatically.
- Create Scenes and Automation: Ezlo Plus is powered by MiOS, the operating system for the property. Create scenes and automation with the MiOS app to help automate routine tasks and improve convenience. When you’re not at your vacation home, you could set up an “Away” scene that turns off all the lights, adjusts the temperature, and locks the doors.
- Check Your Setup: Double-check that it works properly after configuring your smart home automation system. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions or contact customer service if you encounter difficulties.
A smart home automation system for your vacation home can increase security, energy efficiency, and convenience. You can remotely control your vacation home’s devices and create scenes and automation that make your life easier by selecting smart home devices such as smart thermostats, smart lighting, and smart door locks and pairing them with the Ezlo Plus smart home hub. So why not give it a shot and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with it?