Smart-home integration is finally on the rise. How many times have you been on the sofa wishing you didn’t have to get up to pre-heat the oven for dinner? Well..soon you won’t have to. We are starting to see some new, savvy features that are a pretty big deal as far as technology is concerned.
The first example is the smart-thermostat, by Nest; and it isn’t your ordinary temperature changing device. This thermostat learns a homeowners temperature habits over time. For example, if you set your thermostat at 74 when you leave for the day, the thermostat will pick up on it, and start to turn it up or down for you when you leave. Usually set it to 64 before hitting the sack around 11 pm? It will start setting it for you at that time, too. Aside from being super handy, it can also help you lower your electricity bills.
It is also an enticing feature to a homebuyer if you are trying to sell your house. You’re also able to adjust the thermostat from your computer or mobile device from anywhere you want. The system also includes a security camera, keyless entry, and smoke detectors as well. What’s great about this, is that your home has an added sense of security. You can see what’s going on while you aren’t there. These features, too, can be operated straight from the app.
You’ll also be able to operate the lighting from within the app; bonus..it even includes the dimmers! You can any lights on or off that you wish, straight from your phone. Forgot to turn the bathroom light off before getting in bed? Not a problem anymore. You can also access your alarm system. Something suspicious outside? Sound your alarm straight from your phone. You can also shut blinds if you want.
Why exactly are these features important? Well, aside from being extremely convenient, it also adds economic and safety benefits to a homeowner. These two things pay off when it comes to trying to sell a house. These days, Americans want convenience. There’s something to be said for any technological advancement that saves time and makes life easier.