Apr 27, 2015 4:37:00 PM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Home Maintenance, Pets

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Home Automation Pets

Being a pet owner is great. Pets bring smiles, love and fun into our lives, but they also come with added responsibilities. Owning a pet can lead to difficulties planning a vacation or even scheduling your day. Luckily, advancements in home automation bring new features into the fold that can directly impact the way we raise our pets. Here are three of the coolest home automation features guaranteed to make pet owners happy.

Remotely Lock and Unlock Your Door to Let the Pet-Sitter In

Going on vacation when you own a pet can be challenging because you must find someone to care for your pet in your absence. A great solution for this is having a neighbor or friend stop by your residence a few times a day to take care of your companion; however, this may require creating spare keys. It also requires a lot of trust in the person watching your pet, as you will be providing them with a key to your home. Home automation’s quick fix to this challenge is the ability to remotely lock and unlock your door from your mobile device. When your pet-sitter is at your front door, they can call you and ask you to open the door for them, no keys required.

Use Cameras to Watch Your Pets to Make Sure They Aren’t Getting Into Trouble

Does your pet loving getting into the garbage? Do they find ways to get out of their pen and sneak to places they shouldn’t be? You can strategically place cameras in your home to keep an eye on your pet all day. Using your smart device or computer, you can look-in live on your pet and make sure everything is A-Okay at home. As an added benefit, you can use those same cameras to hold pet-sitters accountable when you’re gone on vacation.

Adjust Your Home’s Temperature to Keep Your Pet Comfortable

The weather can change in a flash and temperatures can fluctuate greatly over the course of a long day. The temperature you left your home in the morning may become uncomfortable for your pet by the afternoon. By linking your thermostat to your mobile device with home automation, you can quickly change your home’s temperature to keep your pet feeling great all day.

 

No matter where you are or the time of day, you can always give your pets the love and care they deserve. Utilizing home automation can help lessen some of the burden of owning a pet and leave your buddy happy and healthy no matter what life hands you.

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