First Home Facts

Want To Have A Lot Of Control Over Your Home? Buy A Smart Home

If you are looking for a new home and you want to have a lot of control over your home, ask your real estate agent to show you smart homes. Below is some information about what a smart home can do, as well as the many benefits of living in one.

What a Smart Home Can Do

A smart home is a home that has security and camera systems, lighting, air conditioning, heating, televisions, computers, appliances, and entertainment video systems that all can communicate with each other. These things can also be controlled remotely according to a time schedule from any room in the home, as well as remotely from anywhere outside the home as long as there is access to the Internet.

You can control things like heating and lighting remotely. This means you can turn your heat down while you are away from home and turn it up right before you get home. You may want to turn your lights on at night if you are going to be late to make it look like someone is home.  

You can install smart glass in a smart home. This type of glass will darken on its own, when needed, and can turn into a movie screen. There are smart locks which use smartphones that have Bluetooth capability. The locks can sense when someone is approaching your home and whether that person is recognized. If so, the door will unlock immediately. If the person is not recognizable, the door will not unlock.

There are also smart appliances that run more efficiently. You can purchase a refrigerator that can remind you when you are running low on something, such as milk. There are dishwashers that are smart enough to run when there is less energy being used in the home.

Benefits of a Smart Home

One of the biggest reasons people purchase or build a smart home is because of the convenience it offers them. Security is another benefit because the security systems used in smart homes are very advanced and include motion sensors and can contact security companies, fire stations, and the local police. If smart locks are used, you can add the fingerprint identification option which would make it even harder for a thief to break into the home.

If you or someone living with you is elderly, a smart home can be beneficial because of voice-command systems that the person can use to control things like locking doors, turning on and off lights, using a computer, and using a telephone, all using their voice.

These are just a few things a smart home can do for you. Talk with your real estate agent as they could likely give you more information about them.