Controlling Your Home With The Touch Of An iPad
The technology works remotely from anywhere in the world. If you have an internet connection, you can control the home. Want the air conditioning running when you walk through the door on a hot summer day, flick it on using your iPhone.
More developers and homeowners, including Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, have been installing these systems. The global home automation industry is projected to grow from $16.9 billion in 2011 to $35.6 billion by 2016, according to MarketsandMarkets. And while only about 3% of homes in the U.S. currently tout automation systems, that percentage is expected to grow by double-digit rates in the coming years, according to an analysis by Reuters.
“Anyone who can afford to buy an iPhone can essentially have a piece of automation in their home.