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Here at Elevate Automation of Utah, our goal is to provide you with the comforts of home using state-of-the-art technology to help make the most out of your time with your loved ones. Whether you just want to keep the heater on a timed schedule with the thermostat adjusting itself in real-time, or getting an alert when there is an intruder entering your premises, your smart home technology can assist you. The good news is, some of these devices may also reduce your home insurance rates.

When it comes to smart home technology, you can install devices that will help you control the ambient elements in your home –  like the temperature, the air quality, and humidity. In addition to turning on and off the lights with motion-detecting sensors, these devices can also alert you to potential issues including water leaks, fire, or unexpected movement going on in the house with intruders who should not be there. Alerting your smartphone or tablet, your smart home can communicate anything unusual going on, along with managing the house when you are away.

If you are looking into acquiring a home security system, you should check with your insurance company as they might offer discounts on your insurance premiums. Increasingly, insurance companies are looking at the benefits of homeowners using connected devices. This means that installing a burglar alarm and having fit secure locks on your doors and windows may net you a discount with your insurer. Smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, fire and burglar alarms, and deadbolts are all things your insurer likes to see in your house.

This makes sense because your insurance company profits from your monthly premiums and loses money when it has to pay out claims for damages. The fewer claims you file, the less the insurance company needs to pay out. Offering incentives such as lower rates can help you both in the long run. For example, property damage from leaky pipes or fire can be minimized. So, if you leave the house for the day and a water pipe breaks, without an alert you won’t see the damage until you get home, and by then, extensive damage has already be done. With a smart flood sensor and an automated water control valve, you can get an alert and shut the water off remotely, before damage sets in.

Having a smart home can be a wise investment for your home. If you are a Utah homeowner and are considering adding a security system or another home automation feature, we invite you to give us a call at 801-901-8840 to set up a consultation with one of our Elevate Automation representatives.