There are so many reasons why a smart home improves life that it would not be possible to list them all in this small article. Statista claims that by next year over forty-seven million homes will have smart devices installed. Adults under forty are slowly shifting over to smart technology and before you know it every house built will be based around smart home technology. Below you will find a few life benefits that you can achieve by building, or installing, smart home equipment.
- Security-Nothing is as important as your family. As crime continues to rise it is important to have some type of security system to protect all your loved ones, as well as yourself. A smart home control panel can be set to automatically send a message to you if someone comes up to the door. You can let them even if you are not at home. If they are intruders, you can call a police officer to go check it out. An alarm system can also be hooked through the panel. It will allow it to be monitored remotely. If anything should happen, the security company will be called, which can result in an officer being dispatched, or a call to you to verify the action that you want to take. This just touches on the basic concepts that revolve around the safety of your home. If you want to learn more, check with the company that you are planning to use, and ask them what they can do for you.
- Energy-A smart home will make you save on power consumption by controlling various aspects of the home. Lights can be automated, so they turn on when you enter a room, and turn off when you leave. When it is time for bed you can have the entire house go dim, or dark, and your bedroom lighting can turn off when the sensors realize that you are sleeping. TV’s can be turned on and off on timers, or by using sensors. Coffee pots can be set to start every morning before you get up. Washing machines can activate at a set time, after you load the machine. The smarter the devices that you have connected are, the less power you will use. The little vampires that like to suck power are turned off when not in use. Always remember to compare electricity providers when you consider energy consumptions. Find the best fit for your lifestyle that does not charge you an excessive amount.
- Insurance-You should be able to understand the concept of lower insurance costs due to all the safety features that are involved with a smart home. Fires are detected earlier than with normal smoke detectors. CO2 leaks will immediately be found. Security systems effectively prevent break-ins and vandalism. If something should occur, cameras and monitors will give the police solid evidence to use so they can make an arrest, and the prosecutors can get an easy conviction. All the safety features make you a great risk to insurance agents, so your premium will be lower than the average homeowner.
- Connected-Another huge benefit of having a smart home is that every area of your home is connected. Even if you are not at home, you can monitor your children, elderly family members, and animals. You will always know what is happening when it is happening.
You can see that the benefits of having a smart house are endless. Life can be made so easy that you will not have to ever deal with the trivial things that used to stress you out. No longer will all the lights in the house be left on. If you forgot to lock up and set the alarm before going to bed you can push a few buttons and everything is done for you, while you are snuggled up under your blankets.