One morning, last month, I finally realized that home automation just may be able to salvage my early-morning sanity, or at least what is left of it. It was as if I forgot the very definition of automation which is: to install automatic procedures. I quickly got to work(at home) to alleviate the pain and frustration that "Dad, what's the weather supposed to be?" had caused in my life.
I programmed my audio-video system to turn the TV on at 6:10 every morning, switch to a navigational screen, then pull up the weather app on the Living Room television. I even programmed the living room lights turn on so the dreaded whether question didn't turn into "Dad, I'm scared of the dark." For those of you that are energy conscious I even programmed everything to turn back off at 6:30, which was plenty of time for my daughter to catch the weather, and to not catch dad's bad attitude.
A SmartHome can offer a plethora of awesome technologies and features. It's sometimes easy to forget how much a SmartHome can help us with the little things in life.