First a Smart Phone, Now a Smart Home?

Smart HomeThe turning of the century marked the beginning of a smarter era, where there are smart phones, smart computers and smarter consumers. Now it seems, the smart technology is affecting even bigger products, such as actual houses and buildings. Behold, the dawn of the smart homes.

What is a Smart Home

A smart home refers to a house with appliances, security systems and features that are capable of communicating with each other and can be controlled remotely, by time schedule, from any parts of the house, as well as from any location in the world by phone or internet.

Smart home technology is coming to the forefront of the market. Keystone Construction and other home builders are all adapting to this change and are trying to incorporate these elements to their projects, seeing as 64% of buyers are reported to be interested to key smart home features.

Why A Smart Home

Popular smart home features include Bluetooth Garage Door Opener, LED Toilet Seat, Ultra HD TV, Blu-ray players, and Roku TV, Smart Washer/Dryer Combo, Smart Lightbulbs, among others. All these features aim not only to improve a homeowner’s living, but also cut costs.

After all, being smart nowadays mean more than pressing a few buttons or controlling plasma screens. Smart technology is born with the purpose of helping humanity conserve energy, which is a battle today’s generation and the next will find themselves battling.

This is perhaps the most crucial feature of a smart home: it’s ability to help with the conservation of the earth’s limited resources. More people are becoming aware of the significance of turning a home truly smart and green by integrating systems that control light, irrigation, power and monitor usage.

So it all comes down to the benefits of a smart home: convenience, and savings of time, money and energy. Although, it’s still a little ironic how expensive a smart home is. Frankly, this is its biggest disadvantage. But analysts are sure experts will find a way to address this problem.

About the author

Milena Delucci

is an IT specialist in a premier tech company in Minnesota. She grew up with a passion for writing and technology. She has published several articles online about programming and computers.