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How Smart Should Your Home Be?

Posted on Mar 24, 2022 in Blog

Many people are transitioning to smart homes – from appliances to the everyday lightbulb, our homes are becoming more connected to the internet.

Smart televisions, speakers, and refrigerators are only the beginning. They save you energy and can be interconnected while being centrally controlled. But where is the line between too much and just enough?

You can embrace smart technology for your home while still striking the right balance. Here are a few things to keep in mind when implementing smart technology into your home.

When Your Connection Goes Out, You Lose More Than Your Internet

Power loss and Wi-Fi connection loss can impact your smart home’s functioning. Between sensors, light, appliances, and other connections, losing connection can shut down critical areas of your home.

Reliability is key when integrating smart home technology – security systems, locks, and temperature control are things you’ll always want to have access to without draining your data plan. 

Smart Homes Age Just Like Your Other Technology

It’s crucial to consider how potential upgrades will impact your network and compatibility with other devices. Cutting-edge technology is continuously developed, so sticking to a provider who has proven longevity should alleviate some upgrade concerns. Startup smart home providers can shut down anytime, so be discerning when choosing your appliances.

Smart Home Technology is Ever-Expanding

Right now, your living room is likely the hub of your integrated smart home technology. Your entire living space can be revamped with smart televisions, Google Home, Amazon’s Alexa, and smart lightbulbs becoming a staple in most homes.

Smart home innovation is beginning to infiltrate the kitchen, too. Soon, you could control your coffee maker through your phone.

How Can You Make Your Home Smarter?

The best way to integrate smart home technology into your house is during the home building process. Designing a custom home with everything you need while including smart technology, will make your home fit you.

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