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How to Make Mornings Easier With Home Automation

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July 12, 2021 at 9:00:00 AM PDT July 12, 2021 at 9:00:00 AM PDTth, July 12, 2021 at 9:00:00 AM PDT

Let’s face it: for many of us, waking up during the work week can be a struggle. Whether you sleep through your alarms or force yourself out of bed while still half asleep, it can be hard to quickly muster the energy and focus necessary to kickstart your mornings. For days like these, adding smart home automation devices to your home can potentially improve your morning routine by programing your home to wake up with you. Here at Home Controls we offer a full spread of smart home devices that can make your mornings easier to greet.

The simplest way to automate your home is to create “scenes” or “zones” that activate selected devices when certain criteria are met, such as a certain time of day or when environmental conditions are met, such as detected movement, specific light levels, or rising temperatures. 

Say your alarm goes off at 6 am and it takes you a few minutes to get out of bed and use your bathroom. In that time a smart light switch, like the GoControl Z-Wave Dimmer Wall Switch, can turn on or slowly brighten connected lights to help you wake up while your coffee or tea maker plugged into a GoControl Z-Wave Plug-In Appliance Module begins brewing your morning beverage.

If you’re a heavy sleeper that requires more coaxing out of bed, a TV or audio speaker plugged into a Leviton Decora Smart Z-Wave Plug-In Appliance Module or directly connected to a smart home automation hub like the Ezlo Plus Smart Controller can be turned on to play music, a podcast, or TV station to wake you up. Alternatively, installing a motorized curtain or drapery opener Somfy Irismo 45 WireFree RTS Drapery Motor paired with a light sensor Somfy Sunis Outdoor Wirefree RTS Sun Sensor can let natural light pour into your bedroom when the sun rises. 

Once you’re dressed and ready for the day, your smart home controller FIBARO Z-Wave Home Center Lite can turn off the lights in your bedroom or throughout the house when a door sensor Sensative Strips Guard Door/Window Sensor detects you closing the door behind you or when no movement is detected by a motion sensor Schlage Z-Wave PIR Motion Detector after a set period of time.

This is what smart home systems are all about: simplifying home living by automating routine or mundane tasks throughout the day. Having your home wake up with you can be the difference between slogging through an unproductive day and ensuring you are prepared for your daily tasks. With a smart home system, you can configure the electronics in your home to instantly react to your behaviors or daily schedule. Not only does this free up time for you, it can also save you money by only having devices on when you need them.


Creating a home automation system requires an automation hub, like the Qolsys IQ Panel 2+ or the Zipato ZipaTile2 Z-Wave Home Automation Controller, an Internet connection, and compatible smart devices to control your lights, appliances, and more. Setup and configuration of your smart home system happens via a smart device application or web portal associated with a selected automation hub or controller. Some home automation systems can even be controlled with voice commands when paired with smart assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. For more information, advice, or project ideas for your smart home, visit our website at or feel free to contact us at (858) 693-8887 or