25/10/2017

Living in a smart home



Gone are the days when the renovation and upkeep of your home was a simple task, that only involved some common sense, style, patients and a few safety checks. Today homes are no longer the four-walled simple sanctuaries our parents once lived in, with the new digital age sweeping the globe and bringing about instant and amplified technological products and services across all industries. Everything that was once simple and familiar now closely mirrors something from a sci-fi movie, strange and advance like cars that drive themselves to advancements in the creation of artificial intelligence, no industry has been left untouched by the tech brush, which is ever-evolving and if we’re honest difficult to keep up with. The 21st century is riddled with advanced innovations, these forward-thinking ideas are sometimes challenging but promise to make our lives easier, so it's no surprise that the pinnacle of where we spend our lives, our homes, are being innovated too.



Effortless and dependable the idea is that our homes contradict the busyness of our modern day lives. Smart homes included a connected network of devices that communicate together as well as with you the homeowner. So basically Siri for your house? The evolution of mobile phones and smart devices along with connectivity technologies like fibre and broadband has enabled users to be ‘always connected customers’. Homeowners can be away from home but still be connected with all their home components through any high-speed mobile network. The growth of the smartphone is the key driver for the smart home market. Smart homes provide more flexibility and functionality when performing daily tasks, doing so more efficiently and effectively. Providing advanced conveniences with automatic functions, saving time and effort, offering increased security offering as the with the ability to monitor everything remotely from anywhere. As well as be sent a message from your central hub ( Siri 2.0 ) if anything is amiss Smart Homes also allow you to save time, money, and effort as you can control all home operations when each is needed opposed to running them all day every day. Smartphones will also increase the value of your home, as the installation of smart homes is seen as a luxury business.


But nothing is ever this straightforward and technology has the clear ability to make our life somewhat challenging as well as make us increasingly lazier, too, as it allows us to control most of our lives with a simple click of a button. It's not only the cost of turning your home smart that might be a deterrent from embracing this digital movement, but the maintenance, support and privacy all also play key roles in the stunted take off smart homes. As the saying goes, don't keep all your eggs in one basket, and the same can be sent to smart homes, as all your valuables and all your information are tied up to one portal. And all though it is good to have control over all of these processes from a remote location it does make you and your home more susceptible to crime. You and your home are more vulnerable to attack as someone just needs to find one weak link in an extensive system of tech appliances, or wait for a drop in internet activity to hack or steal a whole house worth of goods and as well as all your data. This state-of-the-art status symbol takes an investment to start up as well as an investment to maintain ensuring that you have a reputable and reliable data recovery company on hand is essential as they will help with the maintenance and restoration of any data that may be lost due to damage or theft.


Home improvements and maintenance are vital to any homeowner, but it's important to remember that your home is a sanctuary, a place of peace, privacy and comfort and that you should make choices that are going to enhance those attributes not diminish them. Companies specialising in Smart Homes, are popping up all over the place, and they assure us that business is booming! But don't feel pressure to break the bank in exchange for a system that is still in the development phase, that will amplify laziness and but you and your home at greater risk of invasion.


With simple, affordable way of doing renovations and maintenance on your home that don’t need any complex systems to be controlled to be the best more reliable and rewarding. Breaking or dropping your phone will let you continue to live your life as normal and not hinder your ability to get into your home and utilise your appliances. Technology and its development are necessary, and we should encourage and support its growth. However, there is something that is not meant to be stroked by the tech brush. Some somethings are made to stay authentic and real, and this thing has to be your home, where you grow up, where you take first steps, fall in love and make memories that lay the foundation for who you are going to be. Don't let all these beautiful things be hindered by your desire to fit in, keep up or upgrade.
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