The idea of a ‘Smart Home’ has been around for years with cartoons such as ‘The Jetsons’ from the 1960s showing a future world with Jane Jetson pushing buttons which made meals and mopped floors. There was even Rosie the Robot Maid who would whizz round dusting the house! Whilst we aren’t quite there with flying fold away cars, the modern-day Smart Home isn’t far off.
What can a smart home do?
A Smart Home is described as a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by a smartphone, computer or another device. Using Wi-Fi, you can have the ability to access tech in your home using apps which allow you to control and see everything that is going on. One of the most popular pieces of smart home tech is cameras, whether it be motion detector cameras for your front door or even to keep an eye on your dog when you’re at work.
Creating the home of the future isn’t the only reason people are investing in smart homes. If used correctly, there is the potential to dramatically decrease your utility bills. By using your device for timing your heating, water, and electricity to only be in use when you need it- this could be when you get up in the morning and when you get home from work, you will begin to notice a decrease in your bills.
The Benefits of Smart Homes
In recent years Smart Home studies have demonstrated how this tech can protect those most vulnerable in our society. The elderly can often forget to take vital medicine, leave their home unexpectedly or even fall and Smart Homes Tech can alert the relevant people to each. Smart Homes are much more than a gimmick seen in a TV show, the benefits and applications are endless in creating a safer and more eco-friendly home.