The world is becoming more and more digital. That means we are saving time and effort but what more advantages do we have in a smart home?
Well here are just a few:
- Convenience: Smart homes are undoubtedly more convenient than conventional ones. All systems can be automated and integrated to meet your specific needs, whether that’s turning up the thermostat before you come home in the evenings or synching media devices in various rooms.
- Energy savings: Smart homes deliver energy savings in two ways. First, you can program climate and lighting controls according to your usage. In addition, according to SmartGrid.gov, smart appliances can avoid using energy during peak demand times by responding to signals from utility companies.
- Safety: Smart homes have advanced home security systems with a variety of cameras, motion sensors and other advanced features that can be monitored remotely either by the homeowner, a home security company or the police department.
- Accessibility: As SFGate points out, smart homes can offer a great solution for disabled or elderly people since they can be equipped with accessibility features such as voice-command systems that can lock exterior doors, control lights and even operate a computer.
- Increased home value: A home with smart features can draw a higher selling price. According to the National Association of Realtors, consumers are willing to pay more for a home with features such as smart security, climate control, appliances and entertainment.
That means that we can control our house with no effort which gives us not only an increased comfort but a totally new lifestyle.