Monday, 13 January 2020

4 benefits of a smart home for your family

Smart homes are homes where various aspects can be controlled by one device. This has the potential to make your home more secure, save energy and it can even be fun. Smart technology is becoming increasingly accessible, even to the most tech-adverse people. For example, smart lights can easily be added to your home because they come in all shapes and types that regular bulbs come in from LED candle bulbs to CFL round bulbs. All you have to do is put them into your regular fittings and link them to your device. You then have the possibility to control them from your phone or even through a voice command.
Here are 4 of the benefits of making your home smart for your family.

Save Money
Although smart technology comes with an upfront cost, in the long run, you may actually save money. Being able to control things such as lights and heating from outside of your home means that you will never be left with a higher than usual utility bill. This is especially useful if you have older children who have a habit of leaving things on when they leave the house.
If you opt for smart security you could also save money on your home insurance.

Feel Secure
You can protect your home with a security system and smart front of house gates. You can also set alerts for when someone enters your home.
But apart from direct security devices, there are other ways that smart technology can help you to feel secure. For example, you can install devices that check for moisture which can let you know when there’s a leak. Or even just being able to turn your lights on before you walk into the house or leave your bedroom to go to the toilet can help you to feel safe.

Keep an eye on your kids and pets or elderly relatives
There are endless possibilities when it comes to making your home smart. You can set up videos or motion detection to keep an eye on what’s going on in your home. There are also devices available that can feed your dog or alert you if an elderly relative has a fall. You can learn more about smart homes for the elderly here.

Have fun
Play music around the most, turn the lights blue, open your blinds at a click of a button and bring natural light flooding in! Or see what your pets or babies get up to when you’re not around. There are many ways that you can have fun with smart technology, some would even argue that it is inherently fun.

There are many possibilities for smart homes which can benefit your whole family. Whatever is driving your curiosity start with that and build up. If this is all new to you then check out this beginner's guide to smart homes. It may seem like a daunting task but there is lots of help out there and it will defiantly be worth it.

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