The new age of the smart home

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  • Author Amy Hargreaves
  • Published June 30, 2019
  • Word count 448

In a world of tech savvy people, it can sometimes feel impossible to keep up with the latest ‘in’ gadgets. You constantly find yourself asking what’s best for you and whether any of these devices will be of any benefit. Whilst it might be tempting to ignore it altogether, new technology brings with it some serious advantages. Indeed, we all live such busy lives, and time often disappears in the blink of an eye, so having something that can help with the simplest of tasks can be truly life changing. One of the biggest innovations that promises to reclaim our time is the smart home.

What can a smart home do?

A smart home is best described as a home that can be managed and monitored from your phone or voice. From turning the heating on from your phone after you leave work, to asking Google home to turn your lights off, this kind of home makes things easier than ever before. With smart homes on the rise, companies are bringing new and exciting ways of making our homes that little bit more intelligent.

As well as all of this, smart homes can also help with your monthly outgoings. With the ability to keep on top of utility bills from outside your home, you no longer have to worry about accidently leaving the heating on when you go to work.

Smart homes are not just for the little things, either. Apps can be installed to help the vulnerable stay safe in their own home, checking whether they’ve taken their medication or if they’ve had a fall.

How are smart homes installed?

Smart homes installation can be so simple, but make sure to hire a professional electrician so it’s carried out correctly. Obviously, there is nothing worse than technology going wrong.

Your smart home will need to be installed via a complete network or individually. If you’re looking to control your heating, a smart thermostat will also need to be installed.

How can it help you and is it worth it?

Let’s be honest, is any gadget really necessary? Clearly, if it can help you out on a daily basis then yes, it can be worthwhile. Imagine, no more days of running back home to check if you have locked the door or worrying that you didn’t turn the water off. Instead you can simply look on your phone or device and relax. Smart homes can also give you peace of mind when it comes to the security of your home, making it possible to check on things while you’re away.

So, will you be a new avid smart home user?

Electrec is a team of highly qualified electricians, based in Norfolk. Offering domestic and commercial work alongside specialising in smart home insulations.

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