Have you ever left home wondering if you locked your front door? Or have you ever been halfway to your destination only to realize that you forgot to turn off all of the lights in the living room? And because you were in a hurry, what if you left the garage door opened? No need to turn around and head back home.
By upgrading your home into a smart home, you’ll be able to control various smart devices, shut off appliances, and monitor your home remotely. Plus, you’ll be able to ensure your house is secure all while being more energy efficient.
Here are my top 5 reasons why you should enhance your traditional home into a smart home:
In North America, three out of four homes will be broken into within the next 20 years and the majority of these robberies will occur during work hours from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If that thought puts you on edge, don’t stress because adding a smart home security system will give you numerous solutions to make your home safer!
Smart homes will keep your home and loved ones safe by informing you of potential intrusions or environmental hazards. If you install a smart home security system you can add sensors onto your doors and windows to notify you on your smartphone when one is triggered. Some sensors can work with security cameras to immediately show you the emergency on your smartphone! Smart home devices can even alert you of fires, water leaks, and carbon monoxide poisoning!
Do you turn your porch lights on as soon as you get home after work every day? What if you are on vacation, do you leave your porch lights on during your entire stay? With an automated smart home, you can set schedules to have your porch lights turn on 15 minutes prior to dusk along with many more helpful tasks to make your home more efficient.
Certain smart home devices can also limit the amount of energy heavy appliances use. For example, you can have your smart home detect when a door or window has been left open to automatically reduce the temperature setting. Once the open door or window has been shut, the system will return to the original preferred temperature. Smart home technology can easily make your day-to-day life more efficient, which will save you time and money.
3) Ease of Use
Many consumers are intimidated by smart homes and assume they are too difficult to setup and use. However, smart home devices and systems have become increasingly easier to install in your home; Some devices can even be installed in minutes without having to crack open the manual.
Once your smart home configuration is all ready to go, you can turn on/off or adjust the selected appliance, light, door lock, garage opener, etc from your smartphone, light switch, or new automation controller. Think about it, once you’re tucked into bed after a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is walk around the house and make sure every light, door and window are closed securely. Smart homes can easily allow us to turn off every light and verify that the home is secured before hitting the hay.
4) Cost Effective
The average home in America spends over $2,000 annually on utility bills. Investing into building a smart home can help cut back on massive utility bills. There are an endless number of possibilities to reduce “human error” that results in a spike in our energy bills.
With the help of smart home technology we can stop throwing money out the window by programing and controlling our lights, thermostats, and other appliances to operate only when used or necessary, and not a second longer. Occupancy or motion sensors can turn off lights when no one is in a room, and smart thermostats can efficiently use your home HVAC system to keep your home comfortable. Believe it or not, some insurance companies have started to offer home insurance discounts for homeowners who utilize monitored security systems. What will you do with the extra cash you will save with home automation?
5) The Future is Here
Smart homes are becoming more common each year, with some looking like sci-fi houses as seen on TV. The smart home industry has been one of the fastest growing, and is expected to continue to grow more than 30% by 2020. Who has been making their home’s smart? Homeowners and renters of all ages have been catching on to the smart home trend. Smart homes are no longer a dream in the future. They are a reality and are here to stay.
If you’re interested in turning your old fashioned home into a new smart home or even adding new features to your existing smart home, please don’t hesitate to call us! We can help you find all of the right smart devices to improve your quality of life! Just call our toll-free number at 800-266-8765 (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific, Monday – Friday) for free tech support and product advice.