Convenience and safety is the name of the game. Modernity has given us so many new toys and technologies that we have taken for granted how much they have changed and improved our daily lives. Is daily sweeping too much of a hassle? Not to worry, a robot vacuum can do that for you. Do you have hard-to-reach windows? Well do not fret, you can easily have a controller optioned shade shut or open with remote control. Examples like these are just a few of the ways that smart homes have given us so much time back in our lives.
Speaking of time, do you ever just wake up and wish that coffee was ready to be served the moment you get out of bed? Well with smart plugs, you can have your coffee maker timed to do that for you. Smart plugs can do this with all sorts of other smart devices, having them function the moment you want or need them.
With smart speakers like amazon echo and google home, you don’t even have to use your hands to control your devices! Simply utter aloud what you need and the smart speaker, which is connected to your smart device, will perform the task. For example, let’s say you are in your living room and you want to watch a movie, you need the room to be fully darkened, so you say “Alexa, close the living room shades” and the smart shades connected to the speakers will close, giving you a place akin to that of the cinema.
Safety Like Never Before
In the past, only the very wealthy could make their home feel like a place where they are completely safe. They would have had to have private security guards in place, patrolling the property. Nowadays, you can feel as safe as they did without having to break the bank for private security detail. With smart security devices like security cameras, video doorbells, and smart detectors, you can rest assured that your home is protected. The cameras are recording the premises at all times, with the sensors active in potential weak points, alarming you and the authorities if ever there is an attempted break-in. Furthermore, you can feel secure when you are away, as these systems will be active and protect your property while your home is empty.
Safety, like convenience, is something that has been taken for granted in modern times. You never know when crime can happen and often you never suspect or see it coming. It is best to always be prepared for anything and at any time. You, your loved ones, and all your property is what you are aiming to protect, so why not get the best-automated security system you can and do so?
All of the Lights
With motorized blinds and smart light bulbs, you never have to worry about being caught in the dark. Smart blinds and lights can be hooked up to Alexa and google assistant or apple home kit and you can control them via voice control or with your smartphone. This way, you don’t have to worry about reaching for the wall switch or the blind’s control loop if you need light at night, just reach into your pocket or say the command out loud. You gain so much convenience and also you don’t have to worry about tripping over anything in the dark. This feature is especially useful for the elderly or infirmed as they don’t have to worry about such things when navigating around.
Another safety feature provided by smart lights and motorized blinds and shades is that by controlling them away from your home, you can make it appear that the place is occupied. Like smart security, you can create a safer home and deter any potential theft this way. Don’t underestimate how a safe home can help you with your mental health, as with this security blanket, you need never fret over such things.
Maximize Your Energy Efficiency
Your window treatments can very much help keep your home safe and make life easier for you, but one of the more underappreciated advantages they provide is the amount of energy efficiency they provide. Along with a smart thermostat, you can help your home stay at optimum temperatures without having to blast your heating and cooling systems. Energy efficiency is gained as window treatments keep hot or cold air outdoors, and keep your comfortable room temperature air indoors.
Specialized window treatments like cellular shades are especially for this desired effect. While all window treatments can help you with preventing solar heat gain, which is a greenhouse effect created by sunlight entering through glass, cellular shades can actually prevent air from coming in. With motorization and smart technology, you can have the shades opening and closing at optimum times to help preserve your indoor temperatures. For example, during the summer months, you can have the shades open during the morning hours, allowing you to have natural light come in, but during the afternoon hours, you can have the shades go down to prevent the sunlight from coming in and generating too much heat. This way, you use fewer artificial lights and air conditioning to cool your house. With energy efficiency, you also gain a lot of monetary savings as you won’t have to use electricity using appliances as much.
The Future is Now
The quality of life today is better than ever. Gone are the days when you have to manually perform every task needed to regulate your home. Automation has taken many of those daily to-dos and has given you many hours of your life back. Furthermore, gone are the days when you have to worry that your home, your family, and your property are not safe. With smart home devices like smart security systems, you can keep everything you care about safe and secure at all hours of the day.
Living a hassle-free life gives you the ability to make better use of your time. You can use it on more leisure, more productive endeavours like a side hustle, or even allow you to spend more time educating yourself. However you want to make use of this time, smart technology has given you this opportunity. So integrate these smart devices into your life and into your home, and allow the future to be present in your life today.