This post is the second in a year-long series of ’10 reasons to love…’ as Strand Security celebrates 10 years in business.
What is a Smarthome?
A Smarthome is
a residence equipped with a number of devices that automate tasks normally handled by humans. Some are built into the structure itself and some added later, and homeowners operate them with voice commands or by artificial intelligence.
What Can a Smarthome Do?
uses internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems, such as lighting and heating.
That is just the tip of the iceberg, though.
New uses, new brands, and more integrations are available every day!
Our homes are getting smarter.
10 Reasons To Love Smarthomes
While new Smarthomes are created every day, not everyone fully understands what a Smarthome can do and how it can affect daily life.
Therefore, we’ve come up with 10 reasons to love Smarthomes.
1) Smarthomes Are Brilliant
Of course, they are brilliant. Their name says it all.
This home can think and has a brain that functions to communicate with the homeowners. If that’s not brilliant, we don’t know what is!
2) Smarthomes Are Convenient
While we won’t go as far as calling people lazy, Smarthomes offer convenience to those who crave it. With just one button, one switch or one command, the homeowner can engage the home to auto-work for them.
3) We Love Smarthomes Due To Endless Integration Possibilities
Smarthome technology integrates with hundreds, if not thousands of brands. URC integrates with 100’s of brands, many brands that we offer and recommend to our customers here at Strand Security
4) We Love Smarthome Automation
Automation means that once you set something up once, that ‘action’ is remembered and can be triggered at any time by a commend. Automation means that when you get home, you can, for example, tell your home ‘I am home’ and that would trigger any automation you’ve programmed – drawing shades, changing the thermostat, locking the doors behind you etc.
5) Smarthomes Save Us Time
By virtue of automation and integration, we all save time; the Smarthome does the thinking as well as the execution.
6) Smarthomes Eliminate Redundancy
Never again draw the shades. Never again have to touch a light switch. Never again have to lock (or forget to lock) the door behind you. Set it up once and it’s done!
7) Smarthomes Help Those Who Are Less Able-bodied
If you or someone you love lives with a disability, or is elderly and not active, having a Smarthome can be a gamechanger to being independent! Especially if that person has limited physical ability.
8) Smarthomes Make Our Homes More Energy Efficient
By automating lights, thermostats, and window shades, your home becomes energy efficient. You will save money on your electric bill just by being smart!
9) Smarthomes Give Our Home a Personality
Your home might be quirky, or stern, or persistent. If you set your automation right, your home will have a personality!
10) Smarthomes Allow Us To Control Our Home With Just One Remote
The best part of having a Smarthome besides ‘peace of mind’ is the ability to control your home from one remote! No more TV controls, thermostats controls, light switches and keys… One remote can do EVERYTHING for you.