3 Reasons Smart Home Upgrades Are Important for Your Family
- 14 Feb, 2019
Technology has come a long way in recent years and is always evolving. Smart technology is giving people an unprecedented level of control over what happens in their homes. From providing safety and security to offering greater accessibility and energy cost savings, technology can do it all. Here are three strong reasons why smart home upgrades are important for your family.
Protect Your Home from Disaster
Disaster can strike unexpectedly, but smart home technology notifies you via cell phone the minute something goes wrong. Fires, for example, are a top cause of catastrophic home damage. Conventional smoke detectors can let the people inside know when it’s time to get out, but they can’t help save your home. Smart smoke detectors are different. They can be wired into an existing security system that notifies the fire department at the first sign of trouble. As part of a central heating and cooling system, they stop moving air when smoke is detected and can slow the spread of fire.
Similar smart home upgrades give you the information you need to take immediate action in the event of a flood or power outage, preventing costly damage to pipes and other structures.
Protect Your Loved Ones
Home monitoring is a technology that protects seniors or other family members from unforeseen dangers. In case of fire, automated systems can be programmed to flashlights or give verbal instructions for what to do in the event of an emergency.
If you have an elderly parent at home, the system keeps you informed if the heat goes out and when the kids are home alone, you’ll know when somebody you don’t know comes to the door. Monitoring systems can recognize problems, accept voice commands and call for medical attention in the event of an accident.
Smart homes aren’t just convenient—they/re also cost savers. According to research done by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, upgrading to a smart thermostat saved homeowners up to 30 percent on their energy bill. Additional savings can be realized by automating hot water heaters, faucets and kitchen appliances, and because smart home technology decreases costs for insurance companies, you may qualify for a substantial discount on your homeowner's insurance policy.
Smart technology is making homes safer, more accessible and less expensive to operate. That means peace of mind for you and your family and security for your wallet. Browse our wide selection of smart home accessories here!