Interesting Facts About Smart Homes

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Find out what a smart home is and how it could benefit you in your day to day life. 

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have noticed the increased popularity of home automation systems. A 2021 projection on the number of automated houses in North America speaks about a 50% increase and up to 73 million smart homes. The rapid integration of regular homes to automation systems is no surprise. Electronic media libraries and computerized home desks take the form of tablets, laptops and flat-screen TVs. It is possible to connect all of these devices to a single device for simpler management. One tablet, smartphone or laptop to rule them all.

The enhanced degree of convenience and comfort we can experience by using smart home automation systems is clearly expressed with the help of the following numbers:

  • More than 40% of Americans who own a broadband internet connection are seriously considering investing in a smart home automation system.

  • More than 30% of real estate agents claim smart homes sell faster compared to conventional homes.

  • Half of the American millennials already live in a smart home.

  • Young people under the age of 18 are more likely to own at least 3 smart devices.

Eager to learn more about smart homes and the way they can simplify our existence? Grab your favorite mug of coffee and keep reading.

Smart Homes Make (Most Of The) Stress Go Away

What kind of stress are we talking about? Just think in terms of worrying about whether you have locked the front door or turned the coffee maker off before you leave for work in the morning. Picture this - you are on vacation and you're having a bad dream about someone breaking into your home at night. You wake up soaked in sweat and wonder if you set the security alarm before you left.

Or maybe you are constantly worrying about your children and their advanced procrastination skills. You always need to check on them and make sure they're not hiding their tablet underneath their book, tricking you into thinking they are catching up on their reading when they are in fact playing games on their tablet.

These are just a few of the most popular types of doubts most people confront. Living in a smart home will allow you to get rid of most of these worries. And all it takes is a quick glance at your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You can tie all of the electronics in your home, have them communicate with one another, and control all of them with the help of a single device. You can use voice controls and commands, as well as remote controls and tapping on a touchscreen to get the reactions you are aiming for. You could turn off the TV in the living room and stop your kids from watching cartoons or violent movies instead of doing their homework. And the great news is that you don't even need to be home to do it.

You can do this with pretty much any electrical device inside your home. Wouldn't you like to stop freaking out every time you need to go home late at night and fondle for your keys in your bag, looking over your shoulder like you are in a horror movie? A smart home featuring smart locks will allow you to unlock your front door from a remote distance – even before you reach your doorstep. No need to use a metal key you can easily lose, misplace, bend, or even have stolen from you. While there are plenty of 24/7 emergency locksmith services you can call in the event of a broken lock or lost key situation, a smart lock can save you a lot of money in the long term. Of course, smart locks are not flawless just yet. The fact that they feature microchips and rely on Bluetooth or wireless technologies makes them more vulnerable when it comes to cyber-attacks.

A smart home also allows you to control the exterior sensor lights on your patio or porch and help you keep potential burglars at bay while giving you more peace of mind when going home after sunset.

But there are even more home security features you could control with the help of a smart home system. Let's check out a few of them.

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  • Smart surveillance cameras that allow you to carefully track the exterior of your home, no matter how dark it might be outside. This way, in case someone does manage to get near your home without your consent and attempt a break-in, you should be able to provide the police with good evidence.

  • LED lights enable you to program the actual color and brightness of the lights inside your bedroom, living room or home office. You can create a more relaxed atmosphere or set a certain mood before going to bed or while reading your favorite novel.

  • Motion sensors will also let you know every time someone is lurking around your home. The great news these sensors can even tell the difference between a raccoon or a family dog and a burglar.

  • You can control turning your lights on and off with the help of your smartphone or control your tea kettle, radio, or oven.

  • Smart door locks on your home and garage doors can also be manipulated from a distance, or using proximity control sensors and a smartphone. This means less hassle while trying to get the garage door to open so you can park your car every day, with fewer lockout problems.

  • A smart home system will also issue alerts to your phone and alert you every time something is off at home.

  • The majority of smart devices feature web servers that are built inside them, which should enable you to access their info with a simple connection to the internet.

  • You can opt for trash cans that will carefully monitor everything you throw away and create online orders for replacement items.

  • Your refrigerator could create dinner recipes based on the ingredients you have placed inside.

  • Your washer could text you to alert you when a cycle has ended.

Can you imagine living in such a smart home that would automatically unlock the front door to your home every time you get near it? Before you are ready to make the switch, get in touch with On Time Locksmiths and let us tell you more about smart locks and other advanced security options we can provide you with.

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