Whether you’re renovating, just moving in or you feel like your home could use an update, smart home technology can make your home feel modern, and comes with a lot of benefits. Smart home technology is making homes safer, more comfortable and more economical every day. So what is a smart home exactly?
Great question. A smart home has products that are connected to your wifi and are controllable through your phone. With many products, you can program them to run only when needed, or send an alert to your phone if there’s a problem, like a water leak or smoke detected. Awesome. For example, smart thermostats can be programmed from anywhere, so you can turn up the heat as you’re on your way home from work, or down when you’re away. Connected light bulbs and appliances can be turned on and off remotely for the same reason.
Your porch lights and security cameras can help you surveil your home right from your phone, helping to deter break-ins and thieves stealing your packages. Your doorbell can send you a message if someone rings, and your smart lock can unlock the door for you as you approach so you don’t even have to fish for your keys. The great news is upgrades like these won’t break the bank. You can choose to install as much or as little smart technology in your home as you want.