What is a smart home?
A smart home is a home that has a series of technological systems to automate and integrate the different security, energy, and communication mechanisms with the main objective of making our life easier inside our home thanks to the fact that we can control these systems from anywhere and at any time.
Some time ago, this type of technological systems in the home were very expensive; however, now we have the advantage that it is increasingly cheaper and easier to find the best solution to make our home a smart home. Nonetheless, these installations must be carried out by competent technicians and require minimal maintenance.
To make sure we convince you, let's see the main advantages of automating the tasks of your home to make your life easier and, above all, to save time and money:To make sure we convince you, let's see the main advantages of automating the tasks of your home to make your life easier and, above all, to save time and money:
• Saving energy
Home automation solutions are essential to increase energy efficiency and fuel savings.
With home automation it is possible to control and automate the lighting, air conditioning, hot water, irrigation systems, and even the operation of the household appliances and the movement of the blinds. Thanks to this automation, our home will be a more efficient home because we will be able to manage energy more responsibly and contribute to the saving of light, electricity, or fuel, such as gas.
• Comfort in your home
New technologies make our lives much more comfortable, but if they are also installed in our home as part of our day-to-day life, we will have much more comfortable homes. In a smart home, we can turn on our Smart TV, we can regulate the temperature, lower the blinds, and even start cooking by activating appliances such as the oven.
For leisure too, technology can improve our lives. We can have speakers installed throughout the house that allow us to listen to our favourite music in any room or program them to fulfil certain functions such as waking us up with music from our favourite band.
• Safer homes
Regarding security, we can also find interesting advances in home automation. For example, we have smart locks that guarantee the protection and security of the home, as they have interesting features such as making keys dispensable, avoiding problems like the loss or theft of keys. This also guarantees safe access to guests and other services when we are not at home.
Perhaps the future of smart homes is closer than we think. This future lies in the use of biometrics. It will no longer be necessary to use a device to activate the features of our home. We will do it with our body. We will be able to use eye recognition systems, our fingerprint, or our voice to activate the systems installed in our home.
Artificial Intelligence will also be an essential part of making smart homes. Virtual assistants will take care of our comfort and safety without having to give directions.