Technology is upgrading and so are we. With the technological revolution thanks to the pandemic, let’s dive deep into what smart home technology is about and what are the pros and cons.
HOW DO SMART HOMES WORK AND PROS/CONS
The concept of smart homes is a bit hazy to grab but to make it easier for the consumers to understand we have broken it down into three parts.
1- A WiFi connection
2- Smart home appliances (or a smart home device)
3- And a smart home system to connect, monitor, and control all the devices.
Creating a smart home is fairly easy as it seems and there are several ways you can incorporate it into your home. It can start with heating systems that include products that look after the climate control/ temperature control in your house. You can add lighting products that can be scheduled to turn on and off or can be managed using handheld devices. You can add security devices that include the track motion, capture video or allow for live video feeds. There are several other ways such as buying a smart refrigerator or any other appliance that supports smart home technology.
Let’s talk about the pros and cons of smart home technology:
Convenience – Smart homes are more convenient than conventional devices as all the systems are automated and integrated. They are made specifically to meet up your specific needs whether it is turning up the thermostat or syncing media devices.
Energy Saving – They save energy significantly. You can program the climate and lighting controls as per your usage also smart appliances can be set to avoid using energy, especially in peak demand hours so that your energy and costs both are saved.
Increased Home Value – A home that is having smart features can draw a higher selling price and consumers are likely to pay more for such houses that come with climate control, appliances, smart security, and entertainment.
Accessibility – Smart homes are accessible and reliable, especially for elderly or disabled people. They are equipped with accessibility features such as voice-command systems etc. for their ease.
Initial Investment – Even though Smart home technology is going to be budget-friendly in long term, initially the investment will be higher.
Compatibility – There can be compatibility issues among the products. Several smart home technology manufacturers have incompatible products. You might need to employ a professional to create a system that works smoothly together.
Possible Internet Outages – Most smart devices have a form of backup that enables them to keep working even if the internet goes down but you might still risk losing some of the more advanced functionalities until the connectivity is restored.
LET INFINITE AV SOLUTIONS HELP YOU
Do you want to accomplish the smart home of your dreams? Well, Infinite AV solutions are the answer for you! Our team is all about enhancing and integrating your next smart home automation project and designing and installing it as per your wish and goal. Call us now at 732-924-5900.