Smart Home

How Smart Should My Home Be?

There are many benefits to making your home “smart” with connected devices and automation. You can control your devices from anywhere, talk to them, and receive feedback – all without having to be physically present. This can be a great convenience, especially if you have a busy lifestyle or are frequently away from home.

Additionally, automation can help you save money by managing your energy usage more efficiently. And as this technology becomes more accessible and user-friendly, there are many ways to integrate it into your home. Whether you’re looking to add a few smart devices or automate your entire home, there’s an option for you.

Home automation can offer a number of benefits, from increased safety to convenience. One of the main motivators for people automating their homes is safety. Smart technology has the ability to make your life easier, but it can also help keep your home protected. Here are some of the ways home automation can improve safety and security: 

  •  Home automation can provide an extra layer of security by automatically locking doors and windows when you leave the house. 
  • Home automation systems can be connected to security cameras, so you can monitor your home even when you’re away. 
  • Some home automation systems include features like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, which can help keep your family safe from fire and gas leaks. 
  • Home automation can also make it easier to call for help in an emergency, with features like panic buttons and automatic call forwarding.

In addition to increased safety, home automation can also offer a number of convenience benefits. For example, automated lighting can make it easier to find your way around the house at night, and automatic thermostats can help you save money on your energy bill by only heating or cooling the house when necessary. Home automation can also make it easier to keep track of your belongings, with features like remote access to your home security system and automatic alerts if a door or window is left open.

Overall, home automation can offer a number of benefits, from increased safety to convenience. If you’re considering automating your home, weigh the pros and cons to decide if it’s right for you.

Save Energy

If making your home more sustainable is a priority for you, investing in smart devices like light bulbs, thermostats, and appliances can help you save energy and lower your carbon footprint. By powering down when they're not being used, these devices can help you use less energy overall. You can also program thermostats to adapt to the weather so that they use less energy when it's cooler outside and don't have to work as hard to keep your home comfortable when you're not there. On the flip side, a smart thermostat will know when you're headed home and can turn on the A/C so that your house is perfectly cooled when you arrive – something that's especially valuable during hot summers!

Make Life Easier

How easy would it be to never worry about leaving the oven on or vacuuming the whole house while you run errands? You can now turn off all the lights in your house at night with a simple command! All you have to do is decide what makes the most sense for your home and find the right smart device.

Check-in on Loved Ones

Making sure your teenager gets home from school all right, looking after an older adult, or keeping tabs on your pet who likes the garbage a little too much is now possible with video monitoring. With motion detection, cameras with speakers, and doors that lock and unlock from an app on your phone, you can feel like you're at home even when you’re not.

Entertainment

Sure, having a voice assistant in your home is great for playing music or helping you choose a movie. But did you know that you can also use them to program your lights, crack jokes for your guests, and stay in touch with family and friends? Voice assistants are becoming more and more popular for good reason – they’re simply convenient and fun to use.

Protect Yourself

How smart your home should be is up to your level of comfort and what makes sense for your house. You can always start small with a camera doorbell to keep track of your online deliveries or color-changing lights for your living room. And when you’re ready to feel like you’re living in the future, see how you can integrate this technology into a home that’s a custom build. Smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, water leak monitors, and camera doorbells allow you to respond quickly to potential hazards. Smart home technology can be as simple as a WiFi-enabled outdoor camera up to an entire home security system. You’re able to get your family and belongings safe and sometimes even get a discount on your homeowner’s insurance. So, to answer the question of how smart your home should be, that’s up to your level of comfort and what makes sense for your house. You can always start small with a camera doorbell to keep track of your online deliveries or color-changing lights for your living room. And when you’re ready to feel like you’re living in the future, see how you can integrate this technology into a home that’s a custom build.

There are many benefits of building a custom home, but one of the most important is that you can make it a smart home. A smart home is a home that is equipped with technology to automate tasks and make your life easier. Building a custom home gives you the opportunity to make your house as technologically advanced as you want.

Making your home a smart home can save you money on your energy bills, and it can also make your life more convenient. If you’re looking for a way to make your life easier, then building a custom home is a great option.

A Perry Homes can make your custom build home into a smart home. Our experience with both new construction homes and renovations gives us the knowledge to help you with any of your needs. We’re here to help you figure out just how “smart” you want your home to be!  We have a team of designers who will work with you to create the perfect home for your family. You can choose from many different floor plans, and they will also help you select the right features and finishes for your home. Whether you want a traditional home or a modern one, A Perry Homes can build it for you.

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