The leaves are beginning to change color, and the air is getting cooler. With fall here and winter not far behind, there isn’t a better time to prepare your home for the months to come. Here are 3 ways a home automation system can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable throughout the winter.

Lock control

During the coldest months of the year, no one wants to spend any more time outside than they need to. The last thing you want to do is fumble through your keys with cold hands trying to unlock your front door. With home automation, you can unlock your door from your phone before you even reach it. It still can’t carry you from your car to your door, but it will help you get inside as quickly as possible.

Of course, it also works to keep your house safe while you’re away. Did you forget to lock the door or close the garage door? No problem. Lock your doors and close the garage remotely from your phone. Your security and peace of mind is always a button press away with lock control.

Light Control

The last thing you want to do is add to that high winter utility bill by leaving unnecessary lights on while you’re away. We’ve all accidentally left a light on in a rush to leave in the morning or have been comfortably lying in bed only to realize all of the lights in the kitchen are still on. With home automation, you can turn your lights on and off from your phone and ensure you never leave an unwanted light on.

Light control also works to keep your home safe. Convince potential intruders that someone is home by setting a schedule for lights to turn on and off in your home. No one wants to break into a house with someone home, and thieves will never be the wiser with light control. If that still isn’t enough for some stubborn thief, set your system to turn the lights on when your break-in alarm is triggered and send unwanted visitors running home.

Temperature Control

Outrageous heating bills are a thing of the past with temperature control. Why pay to heat an empty home while you’re away at work, when you can set your system to turn down the temperature a few degrees when you leave. Then before you return, simply set your system to kick the heat back on, and you’ll never know the difference when you arrive back into your cozy home.

In the middle of the night, if you wake up feeling chilly, all it takes is a press of your phone to turn the temperature up a few degrees. Temperature control offers unmatched convenience all within an app on your phone.


All three of these home automation services can be controlled from SEi’s convenient app for easy access and will help you and your family be prepared for the winter. Be prepared and comfortable with home automation from SEi. Contact us today to learn how we can make your life easier and safer.


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