In the past few years there has been an influx of major technological advances to make our home life easier. From saving energy to increasing the quality of home security systems, the benefits are vast and continue to grow as technology advances. The best part is most of the connected devices on the market and extremely user friendly and work in tandem with other products! Read on for some of the most popular options:
Smart Home Assistants:
Devices like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo serve as your home’s virtual hub and can play music, answer questions, and control other connected devices like thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers and lights. Amazon just added a calling/messaging feature and the capabilities of these devices will grow exponentially in the future.
Smart Home Peace of Mind:
The options to help protect and take care of your home are endless. Smart fire alarms alert you if the device goes off when you’re not home and allow you to silence false alarms. Wi-Fi connected water sensors placed near water heaters, dishwashers and other appliances alert you to any leaks as soon as they occur.
In addition to helping you save energy, connected thermostats allow you to check your home’s temperature/humidity levels while you are away and control the temperature of your home via a mobile app.
Smart Home Safety:
Smart home security systems start small and scale up to comprehensive packages that include motion sensors, indoor/outdoor cameras, connected door locks and doorbells that have cameras and intercoms, professional monitoring to reduce response times, and much more.
Smart Home Services:
Want an entire home that offers all the convenience and security that smart home technology offers? There are many companies that will do the work for you and outfit your entire home. Imagine shades opening, lights turning on, A/C set to the perfect temperature and your favorite music playing all before getting out of bed! Plus, with a professionally designed system, a simple tap of the “away” button shuts down the house for you.
Whether you start small with a home assistant or go big with a whole-home integrated system, smart home technology has something to offer everyone with new products and technology constantly being developed.