The newest real estate developments nowadays incorporate smart home technologies to ensure the following:
- Environmental responsibility
If you would visit model flats in progressive countries like Japan, South Korea, Germany, and others, you will see that the trend in building multifamily residential buildings is all about creating a “smart home” that ensures a bounty of living advantages.
Such a home is optimally convenient thanks to the incorporation of devices and appliances that can be networked together; through the power of the Internet, all of them can be controlled easily. This is called home automation, and it’s truly serving the real estate industry well; more and more people are living their lives effectively by being constantly connected to the digital realm through their mobile devices, and such dwellings that have home automation are highly preferred.
Many who already live in smart homes claim that the main advantage of this investment is that they no longer feel uncertain about the situation at home even if they are out for a long time. Home automation includes security systems that can be monitored on a computer, tablet, and smartphone.
In fact, in a Florida news report, a homeowner was able to report a break-in at her house while she was away at work. With the help of the smart security system installed in various parts of her house, she was able to see a group of young men break in and report the burglary right away to local police. She was even able to provide information about the appearance of the intruders and what they were doing in her house. In the end, nothing was taken from her home, and all intruders were caught.
There are also those security systems that alert homeowners right away if somebody forcibly got into the home; the automated system sends them an alert message on the phone as their home also echoes with a loud warning when there’s an intruder.
Another impressive advantage of today’s home automation systems is that they can actually help control energy costs. Installing a special device that can calculate electricity consumption in all areas of the house provides homeowners the opportunity to adjust their usage of electrical appliances and keep costs low.
Lastly, smart homes are ideal for people with health issues. A smart living facility for the elderly in Japan, for example, has various installed devices that monitor everything from glucose levels in urine to determine if a tenant has diabetes, to blood pressure, and even weight loss or gain. With this system, they can effectively take control of their health and do what is necessary to avoid further complications.
Smart homes are the way of the future and their goal is to elevate the quality of home life for everyone.
Source: Bob Villa