Smart homes or expensive homes?
Smart Homes | June 6th, 2018 | Jesse Smith
Wondering if you need the cash of Bill Gates and the smarts of Einstein to own a Smart Home?
Nope. No longer restricted to lifestyles of the rich and famous, Smart Homes are already providing us with smarter living at an affordable price.
But, what exactly is a smart home? A Smart home integrates all your smart devices together to talk to each other and tell each other what to do. Smart homes are all about automation.
Imagine driving into your street, and your phone communicates with your home, using
Geofencing, to turn on the lights as you drive up to the garage. You open the front door and the lights automatically turn on with door sensors. When you step towards your front door, you enter a pin instead of fumbling between all your different keys. Inside you’d like to hear some music and dim the lights, so you just ask your Google home.
Or, you’re at the movies and realise you forgot to turn off the lights, so you just open your phone and use the app. In the comfort of the cinema, while you’re enjoying the latest Mark Wahlberg Movie, at the touch of a button your home starts working for you.
These aren’t predictions for the future. This is how your home can work for you, right now.
And it’s not just for fun. Smart homes can provide unexpected benefits in a whole range of households including safety and security for the elderly or disabled. Movement detection for turning on lights, security notifications, energy monitoring and appliance control are just a handful of the benefits of home automation.
Many of our customers are hesitant about using the technology that drives their Smart Home, but they soon realise that it’s as easy as using a simple phone APP.
Jesse Smith has seen many clients start with smart home technology in their media room or entertaining areas and then they’ve considered the benefits it could have throughout their house. “Many people don’t realise you can start automating your home even one room at a time, which gives you a chance to try out the technology, and budget to introduce it across different areas as you choose to,” he says.
For owners wanting to experience the available benefits of a technologically advanced home, JSSS enjoys demystifying the process and making it less about controlling the tech and more about you enjoying a smoothly and efficiently run household.