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Why Does Everyone Want A Smart
Home?

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What is Smart Home Technology?
Home automation refers to appliances, systems, or devices that connect with a
common network that can be operated remotely as well as independently. When your
smart home operates together in synchronization, it can also be called a connected
house. For instance, your appliances, lights, thermostat, audio speakers, security
cameras, TVs, locks, and all can be connected into a single system, which can be
controlled with your smartphone or a voice command. Home automation lets you enjoy
the luxury and high-tech functionality that wasn’t possible during the olden days. As
technological development continues to broaden, so does the possibility for smart
home technology to make our lives easier and more comfortable.


What Are the Advantages of Having A Smart Home?
Most of them may consider smart homes as a practical way of keeping up with the
trending technology or an opportunity for house owners to show off. However, there
are a few amazing and practical benefits to smart home technology:


Operating all your appliances and devices from one place: The comfort
factor here is significant. Keeping all of the technology in your house connected
through a single interface is a great step towards technology and home
management. If you are planning to watch a movie with your family, then a
simple tap on your smartphone app dims the lights to create the ideal
environment. On sunny days during summers, home automation can close your
window blinds to keep the home cool. Also, you can just say the word to
Amazon Alexa and see the environment change to suit your mood.


Adaptability to New Appliances: Home automation systems are exceptionally
adaptable when it comes to accommodating new appliances, devices, and
other technology. Irrespective of how state-of-the-art your devices are today,
there will be newer models designed as time passes by. Additionally, you will
be able to add your set of new devices as you explore new technology to
accompany your outdoor and indoor spaces or replace the existing ones. Being
able to incorporate the new devices and technologies coherently makes your
job as a house owner even easier and lets you upgrade to the trending lifestyle
technology.


Boosting Home Security: When surveillance and security features are
incorporated in a smart home network, then the home security will increase.
There are a number of options available of which only a few of them are being
explored currently. For instance, smart homes can connect surveillance
cameras, motion detectors, other tangible security measures, and automated
door locks throughout your house that can be activated using a single
smartphone before going to sleep. You can also opt to receive security alerts
on all your devices based on the particular time of a day an alert goes off while
keeping an eye on the activities in real-time when you are at home or away.


Remote Control of Home Functions: Smart homes are capable of being
controlled remotely from anywhere in the world. On a very hot day, you can set
your smart home to cool down instantly before coming home from work. If you
want to start preparing your dinner, however, you are still at the shop, then you
can have begun to preheat your oven while you are on your way back home.
You can also check to have a look at who is at the door, if you left the lights on,
or to ensure you turned off your television when you are away.


High Energy Efficiency: Based on how your home automation technology is
used, you can make your house highly energy-efficient. For instance, you can
enjoy accurate control over the cooling and heating of your house using a
programmable smart thermostat. The smart thermostat analyses your
temperature preferences and schedule and then recommends the most suitable
energy-efficient adjustments throughout the day. Smart window shades and
lights can be adjusted to switch to an evening mode when the sun sets, or lights
can automatically switch on and off when you leave or come home, leaving you
with no worries about the waste of energy.


Enhanced Appliance Functionality: Home automation technology also helps
you operate your appliances with ease. A smart television helps you find good
channels and applications to pick your favourite one. A smart oven can help
you with cooking your food to perfection without having to worry about
undercooking or overcooking. A smartly designed audio system and home
theatre will help you manage your music and movie collection effortlessly while
keeping your guests entertained. So, linking your home devices and kitchen
appliances with your smart home enhances the effectiveness of your
appliances while making your life much simpler and easier!


House Management Insights: With smart homes, you can also possess the
power to tap into insights on how your house functions. You can also keep a
check on how often you watch television, what you watch, what type of food
you cook in the oven, the kind of food you store in the refrigerator, and your
food consumption habits over a period of time. Based on these insights, you
can know your behaviours and routine habits to make adjustments for living
your desired lifestyle

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Christopher Stern
Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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