A staggering 84% of adults in the UK own a smartphone.* And that number is only going up. With that relentless rise comes a surge in the number of people turning to smart homes.
But what is a smart home?
A smart home is a residence that uses internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems, such as lighting and heating.
The good news is you don’t have to be Steve Jobs or Ada Lovelace (described as the world’s first computer programmer) to make your home more tech-friendly.
Below are five benefits that smart homes offer.
Energy – Control when the heating and lighting comes on and off from your phone. By setting times, you can ensure you are not wasting money.
Security – Doorbell apps and affordable security cameras act as a significant deterrent against burglars and offer peace of mind.
Convenience – Let’s face it, we’ve all longed to come back to a warm home after being out in the cold. With a smart home, you can set up timers for everything from heating, turning on the lights, drawing the curtains, and even being welcomed back with your favourite music.
Environment – By being more energy efficient, we can save money and do our bit to reduce our impact on the environment.
Connection – Tech is often blamed for making people more distant from each other. But a well-thought-out smart home with speakers in different rooms can bring families together. In addition, apps can now help you FaceTime friends and family via your TV as well as your smartphone.
We’re seeing an increasing desire for more intelligent homes among home buyers.If this all sounds a little too Tomorrow’s World, a more traditional approach to smart homes still works wonders when selling.
It’s simply decluttering, keeping the place tidy, and maximising the space you have available.
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*According to comparison site – Finder.com https://www.finder.com/uk/mobile-internet-statistics