Moving into a new home is a very exciting time, and a great opportunity to decide what modern features you want to include. Home automation systems, commonly called smart home systems, are changing the way people live. Smart devices for homes are more popular than ever before and go far beyond Amazon’s Alexa, with the ability to control everything from entertainment to lighting to security. When planning for your home automation systems, it is important to consider which options would be fun and which will actually make your life easier.
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Smart Home Technology Options to
Improve Life in Your New Home
Smart devices have become smaller and easier
to install in your home thanks to technology such as flat flexible cables. While there are some
smart home technology options that are fun and add some convenience to your
day, such as having your favorite music play or lights come on as soon as you
get home or robotic vacuums that clean while you’re at work, there are others
that can improve your quality of life.
Smart Security. Home automation has made protecting your home easier than ever. Today, there is a wide range of cost-effective smart home security options from smart video doorbells to surveillance cameras to motion sensors, all of which are relatively easy to install and can be remotely controlled and operated from mobile phone apps. These security systems are easily customizable and let you feel safe and secure in your home.
Heating and Cooling. Smart home temperature control
systems make it easy to adjust your heating and air conditioning systems remotely from your
phone. You can set preferences that will automatically change throughout the
day to work around your schedule so your house will be the perfect temperature
when you get home. These systems can also notify you if there is an issue with
any of your HVAC systems.
Smart Health. Smart home technology is transforming healthcare, making it possible to video conference with your healthcare provider from home, monitor elderly or ill patients remotely in real-time, and be notified immediately of any issues. Technology such as wearable devices and easy alert systems has also improved self-guided home health care, giving patients all the tools and information they need to stay safe and independent in their own homes.
Plumbing. Plumbing is something the average homeowner
rarely thinks about until there is a problem, but adopting smart plumbing technology
in your new home can save you a lot of money down the road. Smart pipes can
save water, detect leaks, and notify you if sewer repair is needed.
Questions to Ask When Planning
your Smart Home
While it is fun to imagine living like the
Jetsons, it is important to ask yourself some of these questions when deciding
on smart home technology for your new house:
- Which systems will my family
actually use on a regular basis?
- Which systems are just for fun and
which are actually necessary?
- What will the installation process
- Will the convenience of smart home
technology be worth the cost?
- What should I install now, and
which systems can wait for later?
- Which smart home technology
solutions will make sense for the changing needs of my family?
Once you have decided which options are right
for you, choosing the right smart home technology can make moving into your new
house even more exciting.
Kevin McTigue of JSMT Media is a copywriter for several websites in various industries, including Quadrangle Products, a custom cable manufacturer.
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