There was a time when the word ‘smart’ that means clever, intelligent, knowledgeable according to the Oxford English Dictionary was used for people. Times changed, and as devices came packed with integrated computer-like features that weren’t originally meant for them, it became a synonym for gadgets like mobile phones, watches, automobiles, etc. With continued research and advancement, the ‘smart technology’ got incorporated into other sectors like housing also to give the residence a high-tech makeover that fitted seamlessly into modern lives.
The integration of smart technology in homes has been fascinating. From being considered to be a part of a luxurious lifestyle, today, various internet-connected device applications and virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google Homes, Apple’s Siri etc. have made such homes both popular and affordable reality.
A part of the Internet of Things (IoT) that uses data to facilitate the remote monitoring and control of appliances and systems, smart homes come with its set of advantages. So, let’s look at 4 of these benefits-
1. Improving the quality of life
Smart automation of homes facilitates in improving the state of life. This statement may sound unrealistic, but, with the convenience, this technology provides to the homeowners, this feature is one of its most significant advantages. From recognizing the voices to predicting and responding to the needs of the people, to performing the delegated task, smart homes are making life simpler for the inhabitants. Further, all this is happening without the users having to change their behaviour or give up control of their home. Thus, the smooth transition towards adopting this new-age technology is thereby, improving the overall quality of life.
2. Protecting the home from mishaps
For human’s, it is normal to forget things at times. But this negligence can sometimes lead to critical situations. However, if you have a smart home that is equipped with the Wi-Fi-devices and always connected to the smart device that instantly notifies you about the slip, then you can swiftly react and take immediate action. For instance, with smart technology, by a click of a button, you can turn off your air conditioner, television, lock doors, dim the lights, or control any of the smart appliances from anywhere, anytime. This way of taking charge can help you to protect your home from costly damages while offering unparalleled convenience.
3. Trim Your Bills
As most of the home automation system allows you to monitor the electricity or energy consumption, you can now save on utility bills and reduce power consumption by tracking the various wattage guzzlers. Once analysing, you can further program them to work on energy-efficient modes. Likewise, with the use of smart appliances, you can also turn off unattended devices immediately by a tap on the mobile phone or tablet. This beneficial feature will not only reduce your overall energy bill but will also lead to considerably less amount of strain on the environment. So, replace old appliances with smart, sustainable devices now.
4. Peace of mind
Though, the initial cost of setting up a smart home may be expensive but living in one, will only give you peace of mind. It strengthens home security, i.e. from locking the doors to checking the kid’s room with the cameras to providing complete control on all of your home devices such as turning on or off a gadget to setting it on an auto-mode thus, giving the residents a good night’s sleep. Also, with the smart home concept gaining popularity, these new high-tech homes are relatively easier to sell, and this point definitely makes them a worthwhile investment.
Hence, smart homes may sound futuristic, but implementing and controlling the house by a swiping of a finger or the sound of your voice is relatively easier. So, don’t wait and take the first step towards it by upgrading to smart switches with Amare plates from Crabtree. The SmartH technology of these switches offer both basic and advanced features such as the dimming of light, turning it on, to selecting the scene, i.e. morning, evening or drawing the curtain, and more. So, buy and try them now!