Highlighting the benefits of building smart technology into your home versus adding it in later.
Make no mistake about it – The Era of the Smart Home is upon us right now, even if it’s only just beginning.
The 1960s, The Jetsons showed us what it would be like to live in the “home of the future”, and it’s taken almost 60 years to see even just a handful of those amazing advances come to fruition. But they are coming, and they are coming fast.
Today it’s possible to completely control your thermostat, your home security, your lights and your entertainment center, and so much more from your mobile device nearly anywhere on the planet, and this really only begins to scratch the surface of everything that home automation technology and the “smart home” is able to bring to the surface.
At the same time, however, more and more and more are finding it to be a bit of a challenge to add smart home technology to their home as an afterthought, having to spend a small fortune on renovation costs to run hubs that allow for electric car charging modules, all new wiring to account for solar energy solutions, and ducting and home automation systems that allow for the effortless control of the climate in your home amongst so many other things.
Unsurprisingly, it turns out that adding new home automation and smart home technology to your property after you have closed the walls and begun to furnish everything out is a bit of a headache and a hassle!
On top of that, because the smart home era is so brand-new right now a lot of homeowners are finding that the technology they built into their homes is becoming obsolete and outdated and no longer as useful as it was in the past. This is why you want to be smart and savvy – not to mention strategic – about how you build your new home for the future, and how you integrate as many home automation system and smart home features into your home as you can that are as future proof as possible these days.
Automate your home devices for a simple basic startup
The Google Home, Amazon Echo, and the Apple Home Pod (to be released at the end of 2017) amongst other devices are designed to act as your homes virtual assistant, and effortlessly connect and integrate with the devices that you already have in your pockets on a daily basis.
However, to take things to the next level, you’ll want to try and create a true home networking hub that allows all of your devices to control your entertainment system, your climate control system, your lights, your security, and more. This is the kind of “holistic” and top-down approach to home networking and smart home technology that is should become the main focus in the near future.
Believe it or not, you are going to be able to find whole home hub solutions available at ridiculously inexpensive prices – often times even less expensive than the “standalone” devices we mentioned above. It’s possible to get a hub for $80 or less that connects all of your devices to all of your other devices (and the internet), opening up a lot accessibility that wouldn’t have existed otherwise.
Utilize smart home technology to reduce your energy bills
Every home has a thermostat, but most of these thermostats are “dumb” and end up costing you a lot more money than smart thermostats do just by their very nature of being always on.
By integrating a smart home thermostat into your already existing heating and cooling system, you are going to gain complete and total control over the climate in your property like never before while also getting the chance to create some real automation as well.
With advanced technology like the NEST system, you have the opportunity to set your thermostat wirelessly from almost any device connected to the internet on the planet at any point in time, change thermostat settings whenever and wherever you want to, and even create “climate controlled schedules” that cut down on your energy consumption when you aren’t home but make sure that the climate in your house is perfect when you arrive again according to a set schedule.
On top of that, solar panel technology has become less and less expensive over the past few decades and it’s now able to be effortlessly added to any property and networked into the currently existing wiring or new battery technology that you can invest in today.
This will also help to dramatically reduce your energy bills and your environmental footprint while building smart home technology into your home rather than adding it on later down the line.
Smart home solutions improve the value of your property across the board
Make no mistake about it – all of the major technology companies around the world and a mountain small businesses and startups are making significant bets and investments into the world of smart home technology, believing it to be the “next big thing”.
More and more homes are being retrofitted with smart home technology, new homes are almost always built with smart home solutions included, and there are plenty of companies and services out there pioneering new devices that will make our lives easier, more convenient, and more efficiently controlled thanks to the internet and our mobile devices.
Now’s the time to take advantage of the technology, getting in on the ground floor so to speak, all while improving the overall tangible value of your property at the same time. Home buyers are always looking for something that sets one property apart from another while adding a lot to their future, and nothing does that more than smart home technology right now.
Best of all, the overwhelming majority of smart home solutions you can build into your home currently a relatively inexpensive which provides for an oversized return on your investment. This is the time to take the plunge for sure, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on this wave of opportunity! Contact SecureCheck today to set up your free on-site survey. We professionally analyze your current security system then provide advice on potential holes that can allow perpetrators to gain access to your valuable property.