The evolution of smart homes in the Indian property market is slowly taking over the world and enhancing the day-to-day living experiences of homeowners.
A house that can be remote-controlled is no longer a fantasy for the future.
Smart features have taken the residential market like a hurricane. Kaizensk dives deeper into understanding the concept of a ‘Smart Home.’
Smart Home is a booming business now with the birth of Google, Alexa, and Siri – artificial intelligence – and the various devices that emerged to incorporate AI.
Home automation enables users to remotely regulate lights, window shutters, air conditioning, and other electronic smart gadgets such as refrigerator, television, dishwasher, and music system.
How exciting is it to pre-program your air-conditioner to cool the room 30 minutes before you are scheduled to reach home from a tiring, hot day?
For professionals today, who are always on the move and use devices and gadgets to simplify their workday while for the disabled, it has become home sweet home.
Here are four ways smart homes will improve comfort, safety, security, and as a bonus, also help to promote sustainability.
- Smart and comfortable.
Every new smart home product needs a unique selling point, and for many people, the major selling point of smart technology is the comfort factor, for which you might also read services.
People of a certain age can probably still remember when electronic devices changed from needing to have buttons pressed physically to being capable of reacting to remote controls.
People too young to remember this will have to try to imagine the irritation of having to walk across to a device every single time you wanted to make even a small change to its settings.
The shift from standard devices to smart ones is having a similar impact, but on a much larger scale, and the convenience of being able to control devices remotely so that they primarily work independently unless you choose to intervene, is encouraging people to live more sustainably.
Lights are probably the most obvious example of this. We all know people who never seem to remember to turn lights off after them (and they aren’t necessarily children or teenagers), maybe, if we’re honest, we are that person.
Now, technology will help us deal with our bad habits, and we can turn lights off remotely or have them turn themselves off when they sense that they are not needed, thus saving energy, cutting our electricity bills, and reducing our carbon footprint.
Smart and safe.
Automated thermostats are a simple and easy way that helps you to regulate the cooling and heating of the home through your mobile device. Suppose you are on vacation and suddenly remember you forgot to adjust the thermostat.
But, with the help of your smartphone, you can remotely adjust your home temperature wherever and whenever you want.
Smart technology, however, can make it look convincing and act as a real problem for burglars.
For example, there are now doorbells that create a two-way link with your smartphone and the camera, so whenever someone comes to the door, you can see them and, if you wish, interact with them even if you are nowhere nearby.
In time, these systems will likely become smart enough to recognize who is allowed access to your home and let them into automatically, so no more lost keys or hurrying home to let in someone who’s forgotten theirs.
Smart and secure.
With the advancement of smart technology, home security systems enable you to prevent intrusions and home invasions.
This security system also has a high-level feature of warning homeowners from potential threats on the premises of their property or inside the home.
Smart and sustainable.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle is the mantra to stay durable and efficient, which can be easier said than done.
For example, it can be tough to keep a record of what food we have in our homes and when it must be consumed when meal-planning and the necessary shopping are two regular factors.
We already have smart fridges, which can inform homeowners when items are running out and more.
As smart technology develops, it is likely that these services will become ever more sophisticated and will be able to remember the expiry dates and remind homeowners to consume the food before it goes off.
These have the potential to reduce or even eliminate the massive amounts of food waste, which is such an important issue at this point and thereby save people money and help to save the planet’s resources.
We live in the digital era, so every new device that has released to the market is labeled as smart. By “smart,” 90% of gadget manufacturers actually mean that their device can operate via a smartphone.
Smart Home equipped with smart home devices has become a highlight while house hunting.