Written by: Ana Bera, our guest writer from Toronto, born world traveler, hungry for knowledge and ready to make a difference in the marketing world.
Think about it. We can name any part of modern day society, and we will probably find something that was invented to automate it. We love to make things faster, simpler and cheaper. But how will smart homes make life easier?
An Unusual Hand of Help
The average person living in the western world has become completely consumed with tons of small things. They are caught up in a busy work schedule. They try to juggle family life, bills, home admin, and making a home livable. But, in recent years, smart homes have risen to the occasion to lend a helping hand (or robotic arm rather).
It has many different applications and possibilities to save you time. As the old saying goes – time does, in fact, equal money, but it has many ways of physically saving you money as well.
4 Ways Smart Home make your life easier
1. Time Leveraging
Equipment and kitchen appliances are extensions of ourselves. They will only operate as long as it receives physical human interaction. A washing machine may run for upwards of an hour whilst you are busy cooking a meal. But the fact remains, it still required you to physically push that start button.
Smart home devices are connected to the internet now. You are now able to engage with and operate appliances by opening an app on your smartphone or laptop.
2. Show Me The Money
You may say that operating your equipment and appliances remotely still doesn’t save you any real amount of money. What if we told you that you are able to operate your home heating and cooling systems from your mobile phone? Let’s say you forgot to switch off the thermostat at home. But you only realize it as you board your plane for that long-awaited trip.
No problem, simply access your smart home via the designated app and change it whilst you are on the move. No more unnecessary gas costs and no more overspending on your electricity bills.
3. Peace Of Mind
People take it for granted every day. But when it comes down to it, their health and sanity are worth all their time and money. That is why smart homes have been designed to give you the peace of mind you deserve. It’s no wonder 3 out of 5 Americans purchase remote monitoring systems for their homes. Alarm systems equipped with cameras that operate both day and night are accessed through the internet. With the help of these tools you are able to monitor whatever you placed under surveillance from wherever you find access to the internet.
4. Insurance Assurance
The insurance industry hinges on risk. They will calculate every risk involved before they grant any policy because in their opinion risk means cost. Smart homes are designed to minimize and even mitigate risk. Smoke detectors, alarm systems, shut off valves on gas appliances you name it.
These measures have been installed to minimize any risk. And that is music to an insurer’s ears. Contact your insurer after you have installed your smart home system and bargain for a lower home insurance premium.
Getting your smart home setup installed might not be a walk in the park. But, you’ll certainly hit it out of the park. You’ll save time money and gain some sanity in the process. It’s designed to make life easier. Give it a go.