Imagine the comfort of coming back to a pleasantly cool home after a long sunny day of work and having the dinner warmed up while you were in the shower with just a tap on your smartphone. If the thought of it is so comforting, imagine having the real comfort. Even if this is not enough reason for you to make your ‘Home Sweet Home’ into a ‘Smart Sweet Home,’ we have prepared a detailed list to show you what else that smartphone or iPad of yours is capable of, and to make you believe that smart homes are the need of the hour for several reasons. So, start counting.
- SECURITY OF YOUR HOUSE
63% of respondents of a recent survey by August Home and Xfinity Home said that family safety was their main reason to invest in smart home technologies. From auto turn-offs to auto-locking doors when you have forgotten to lock the door while leaving for a meeting hurriedly. To have Wi-Fi-equipped smoke detectors, smart homes with their always-on connectivity and notification system keeps you prepared for the unexpected with constant monitoring of your home. A smart home proactively prevents your home from huge damages and costly damage control, therefore.
- SAFETY OF YOUR KIDS, AGING PARENTS, AND PETS
Having automated home door locks, motion detectors, security systems, video monitoring will help you watch over your teenager when they are back home from school and alone at home, along with parents while you are away for work. Not only that, but you can also keep a check on the door locks yourself and be assured of their safety. It also sends an alert to your phone when your family members leave the house. Additionally, you can ask Pluto to get off the couch or play with him through the speaker. Utilizing smart home technology and voice commands increases the quality of life to a great extent, even for those who are unfamiliar with computers.
- CUT DOWN YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL
An automated home system will prevent the wasting of energy by eliminating unnecessary power consumption of unattended power appliances. Smart home technology makes you use electrical appliances with the least amount of energy consumption. For example, avoiding leaving garage lights on, running the air conditioner in an open house, also induction stoves are now available with the feature to begin heating only when metal pans are kept on the top of it. So, no more overheating of burners, or burners running uncovered. Most of the home automation appliances allow you to monitor your energy consumption. You can check the data of the electricity consumed and make necessary adjustments to lower the energy consumption, therefore reduce the amount of your electricity bill. Investing in smart home technologies does not only make you go green and cut down your bill, it also increases the resale value of your house. That will be a profitable return on investment for you.
Needless to mention that comfort is quite a lot. From not getting down the bed to forgetting to switch off the lights, to turning the air conditioner on and keeping the food heated before reaching home. You can open the door on your kids’ return from school and lock it again without actually being at home. You can control and look after your home from anywhere in the world from your smartphones, tablets, iPads, PCs. It’s a blessing for working individuals, as they can run their homes while working in the office.
It is not necessary to make a huge up-front investment on all your smart devices at once. You can either choose to buy a smart home with the smart devices pre-installed or install them one by one as it suits you. Having said that, it’s for sure that you will get hooked to the devices once you buy them because you will be investing in safety, security, energy efficiency, and convenience.
With the world advancing and becoming fast, we need to adapt to them as well. Earlier, the wives used to run the show staying at home, but now, both the husband and the wife are the breadwinners and the home keepers. In such a situation, utilizing integrated technological systems to turn your home into a smart home will be a quite visionary investment. Smart homes are the most recent digital innovation, and they are on their way to growing further. Hence, now is the perfect time to reap the benefits of these inventions.