How Smart is Your Home?
It used to be everyone had to have a smartphone. Now it seems more and more people are looking into smart homes. Homeowners can now easily synch or connect with their doors, lights, security systems, garages, and appliances even when thousands of miles away.
Surveys and studies show that nearly a third of homeowners own some kind of smart home product. Below is a list of some of the most sought after smart home features.
Alarm Systems – Home safety and security is the area that attracts most homeowners to smart-home technology. The ability to view, control, and stay abreast of home security via smartphone gives homeowners peace of mind.
Lighting – Control when and which lights will be on – another element of home security, as well as an energy-saving option.
Multi-Use Lighting – Super smart light bulbs are dual use. Not only do some provide light, there are some that can serve as speakers. Even smarter bulbs come with a camera and facial recognition software.
Kitchen Appliances – These can include microwave sensor cooking, touchscreen displays, and humidity-monitoring refrigerators.
Locks –Doors and locks that open via smartphone, or a fingerprint scan.
Thermostats – Timed settings are old news. New news? Thermostats that can synch with an owner’s daily routine and adjust accordingly.
Televisions – Probably the most popular (and most often used) smart item. Designed to streamline streaming from everything from Netflix to smartphones.