Why Upgrade Your Home To A Smart Home

Why Upgrade Your Home To A Smart Home

You undoubtedly know what a smart phone is, but do you know what a smart home is? As this term, and technology grows, in the near future you will likely hear more and more about this innovative type of home and all its benefits. In many ways it follows similar concepts that smart phones do, and it has the potential to transform a homeowner’s life. Here’s why.

What Is a Smart Home?

The term “smart home” gives many clues as to what this type of home is. It is a dwelling that includes various technologies and equipment that can communicate with each other and that the homeowner can control even when away from home through a time schedule or through remote technology, via phone or Internet.

A wide range of equipment and technology can be included in a smart home, and this includes lighting, heating, air conditioning, computers, televisions, audio and video systems for entertainment, security systems, and camera systems. This type of capability would have been considered futuristic not too many years ago, yet the future is now, as these capabilities are here and ready to be accessed.

Compelling Reasons to Consider a Smart Home

Many high-level advantages result from converting a residence to a smart home. The products associated with smart homes bring more convenience to the homeowner’s life as well as savings of time, money, and energy. These homes also offer added comfort, security, and energy efficiency around the clock, whether residents of the dwelling are at home or not. They do all this with the added convenience of being able to be controlled remotely.

Because of how they operate and what they do, smart homes also offer benefits from an environmental standpoint in terms of energy savings and good stewardship of the planet’s resources.

Converting to a Smart Home

Perhaps in the future more residences will be built as smart homes, but up until now they have typically not been. That means if a homeowner would like to have a smart home, it is necessary to retrofit an already-built home with smart technology. So it is necessary to find a hire a qualified company that is able to complete work like this. Doing all of that is completely possible, which makes smart homes a possibility for many homeowners.

Convert Your Home Into A Smart Home With DAVCO

DAVCO enhances homes and businesses through the seamless integration of the highest in quality custom electronics, including smart home technology. Our company designs, installs, and maintains systems that are customized based on the homeowner’s lifestyle. If you are interested in reaping the many benefits that come with having a smart home, contact DAVCO Custom Integration at (203) 838-5887.

What is a Smart Home System?

What is a Smart Home System

According to Houston Business Journal reporter Paul Takahashi, “smart home technology” is in the “top five” for luxury home trends this year. Earlier home-monitoring systems simply provided information to the homeowner. Now, newer technologies allow us to control nearly everything electronic within the home (appliances, home energy systems, music, lighting, etc.) from the ease of a computer, smartphone, or tablet – from anywhere in the world. It’s where technology is heading, Takahashi writes. American households with smart home technology will number over 38.2 million in the next few years and DAVCO can help you experience the convenience, security, and energy efficiency of the trend – whether you’re home or away.

Maintenance & Alerts Just Got Easier. Alerting your smartphone when it’s time to change a filter or light bulb is one of the simplest ways smart home technology makes life easier, but this technology can save homeowners money, too. Aside from simple energy efficiency, consider equipment malfunctions that cause thousands in unexpected repairs and cleanup to homeowners yearly. Catching an issue early with a smart home alert can save a homeowner additional expenses in cases like flooding from a stopped sump-pump system.

Control your Appliances from Home. Your home should be an oasis of comfort. Simple tasks like adjusting lighting or temperature controls before you return, changing a crockpot setting, or cueing music can happen away from home with smart home technology.

Monitor What Goes on Inside Your Home. From merely monitoring activity in your home to interacting is the difference between old school technology and smart living. Find out what your pets are doing, see how many times they go in and out of rooms, and talk to them from work or vacation to keep routines consistent.

Stay Safe at Home and Away. The FBI says that home burglaries happen every 16 seconds. Adjusting indoor and outdoor lighting, shades, and cameras can help deter a robbery – and it’s a touch away with smart home technology.

Match Your Décor. Home automation solutions can be both practical and attractive – fitting naturally into your planned or existing décor. Top brands in entertainment systems, lighting, sound, and security offer many options, and our experts are well-versed in matching function to your stylistic needs.

What Works for You. It’s up to you, when it comes to controlling your access and comfort. Simple controls or whole home systems are available now, whether you choose to go basic or all-access for operations and security. Since home automation is relatively new technology, we provide in-depth training and on-going support to be sure you get the most out of your system. DAVCO will work with you to customize a plan to match your unique lifestyle.