Smart Home Devices

Smart Home Devices

In the golden era of technology, we have taken advantage of the internet in all sectors of the world. Cars, schools, hospitals, banks, hotels and homes; everything can be now functioned with just a simple tap. On that note, here is an article that focuses on the advantages of a smart home and its proven efficiency with security, convenience and interface.

What is a smart home?

The criteria established by Coldwell Banker and CNET defines smart homes as “ A home that is equipped with network-connected products (aka “smart products,” connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or similar protocols) for controlling, automating and optimizing functions such as temperature, lighting, security, safety or entertainment, either remotely by a phone, tablet, computer or a separate system within the home itself.”

Here are some of the advantages of a smart home:

1. Convenience

This goes without saying that smart homes are extremely convenient. All devices can be controlled through your phone. For example; during the Dubai summers, you can switch on the A/C before you enter your house. Smart devices are made with a user friendly interfaces that can be easily adopted by anyone.

2. Time

House work can be done in a jiffy. Everything that used to require time and effort can now be replaced with controls and systems that need to be update monthly. You can switch off the lights, media or any other appliance just through your phone saving you the time to physically monitor the house.

3. Security

One of the major advancements of smart devices is its ability to keep your house safe. You can now install cameras, surveillance cameras, automated door lock features and motion detectors. To ensure that your house is safe from any threats it is advisable to install these devices. You can also choose to get notifications or security alerts when the alarm goes off whether you stay at home or are half way across the globe.

4. Insights

With smart devices installed across the house, you can control it to the way you like. It gives you detailed insights on how the house functions and through that you can understand how long you watch TV, what kind of food your oven cooks, how long you sleep for etc. From these analysis you can improve your habits and live a better lifestyle.

5. Energy Efficacy

In today’s world where we are looking to be a more conscious being, it is important to focus on little things in the house that can make the world a better place. With smart devices in place you can ensure that your house has the most efficient lighting and thermostat making it a fairly eco-friendly house.

Smart homes come with enormous amount of functions. It is safe to say that in the coming future our digital needs are going to be met. With all the tech industries competing amongst one another, the race to exceed digital needs is rapidly being approved. In a recent survey conducted by Coldwell Banker’s luxury agents around the world, 81% of respondents said home automation is the most wanted feature. Smart security systems, wireless sound systems and electric car docking stations were also popular among buyers.

When it comes to selling or buying a house, not many agents are specialized with smart homes. However, we at Coldwell Banker have certified agents that specifically focus on smart homes. Do contact us or head on to our website; if you are looking to increase your knowledge on this subject or if you are looking to buy a smart home. Live a simpler and conscious life with a smart house and let us help you find a well connected home.

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