Is A Smart Home, For You?
We hear a lot about so-called smart homes, but, what this means, seems to vary considerably between individuals. Like, most other things, one individual’s necessities/ needs are another one’s wishes and another’s unnecessary features. Some features usually included in these amenities are security features; robotics, central cleaning/ vacuums; heating and ventilation amenities, and other priorities and perceptions. Which one seeks and why is often individual, yet, it makes sense to understand what is available, its potential uses and advantages, and whether they are worth the expense. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly consider, examine, review, and discuss four considerations and why they may matter.
1. Your priorities, perceptions, abilities, discipline, and tech-friendly: What features would be nice to have in your house, and which ones do you feel are more important/ needed, essential? How would you use these to your perceived – advantage? How much extra, in terms of costs, would you be willing to pay for these features? Although few studies have been done to see if they add to a house’s resale value, they would probably have very little (if any) return on investment because technology advances constantly, and today’s new things, maybe tomorrow’s old ways. Do you enjoy using technology, are you comfortable with it, and why? Always ask yourself, what is the value, not to others, but to you, personally?
2. Cleaning; robotics; central vacuum: Many seem to enjoy the advantages of using certain intelligent products for cleaning and maintaining their homes/ There is many robotics available, and perhaps, the most popular is one to vacuum for you remotely. Others find they prefer using a central system, so doing so is, as convenient, with minimal labor – pains.
3. Controlling settings: lights, heat, air conditioning: More – advanced technology is becoming popular in controlling specific locations within a house. We often see homeowners using their cell phones to maintain their heating and air conditioning remotely and turn on and off lights throughout the home.
4. Doorbells; cameras; monitoring; alarms: It has become somewhat popular to use Smart Doorbells, including cameras and voice features, and some may even open and close doors remotely. It seems, in – favor, of using these devices to further the characteristics of their alarms and monitoring.
Before purchasing any innovative – feature, ask yourself what it may be worth. What has the most significant value from your perspective?