Are you ready to own a home that is smarter that you are? Welcome to the Smart Home Revolution, where homes today can call for assistance, monitor your family’s food supply, or even prevent a fire.
Just as our phones have evolved to become all purpose tools in our lives, homes are moving along a similar trajectory. As the technology evolves, housing can help us save energy, stay healthy, remain safe, and save significant amounts of time.
Do Smart Homes Actually Work?
Short answer: yes. Smart home technology is already marching ahead with products like Google’s Nest learning thermostat system leading the way. Wi-fi allows our appliances, lighting, and security systems to connect to our smartphones.
When thinking about smart homes, it is important to consider the ways they can and will enhance our lives through their various applications. We can get our homes to “net zero” energy if we do things like run our washing and drying machines during the middle of the day (when no one is home) or when solar power is at its peak. We can improve security when we are home and away through remote surveillance and central locking protocols. We could even develop homes that support independent living for the elderly by providing them with key supports with everything from grocery delivery (just tell your refrigerator to automate delivery with services like Instacart!) to leak detection for dangerous gases like carbon monoxide.
From saving energy to giving us more time to spend with our loved ones, the smart home revolution is beginning to look like a major leap forward for families.
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