Smart Home Advantages
You may be asking yourself “what is so great about a smart home?” Well, there’s a lot of advantages to a smart home. Having a smart home doesn’t just mean that someone’s lazy and doesn’t want to get up to turn off the lights right before a movie (although it is very awesome). Having a smart home also has it’s perks; such as security, resale value, efficiency, and way more fun! You’re able to secure your home and be able to know what’s going on at all times, from anywhere in the world. You’re able to watch what your cameras are capturing, see if you’re windows and doors are secure, and even be able to change the status of devices throughout your house!
Security is a major demand almost anywhere in the world. People love to feel secure and protected. Now with smart homes, you’re able to setup systems that allow cameras to record upon motion from your motion detectors. You’re able to watch your dog while at work, and even make sure that your sprinklers are turning on at 10:00 AM every morning. Setting scenes is a very awesome and popular as well. Being able to make actions happen upon triggers. So let’s say that you want your home to let you know that you’ve left a door open when you set your alarm, and are walking to your car. No problem! Your house will text you and give you a friendly reminder that you left your back door wide open. There are many different features that you can add to an automated system, and make your home more secure.
Efficiency is another great thing that’s coming up in smart homes. Not only are you helping the planet, but you’re also saving money! You can make your lights turn off when there’s no one in the room, or when they do not detect any motion. You can set the thermostat to let the indoor temperature drop throughout the day. When you’re about to get home, it will start heating up the house automatically. This ensures you are comfortable when you are home, but not wasting energy when you are not. Now you don’t have to leave your air conditioner running all day, it just runs when it knows you’re going to be home soon! These automated tasks work together to save on water, gas, and electricity.
Time is also a huge factor in life. Most people value their time and want to make the best of it. Automation can free up some time within your life and keep you worry-free. You can automate your irrigation, and even your daily tasks. If you don’t want to wake up and spend five minutes preparing coffee, then make the coffee maker start at a certain time, or start upon a voice command. The options are almost limitless and this is a huge benefit to your time. Why spend countless hours every year watering your yard, making coffee, or even turning off/on your lights?