With homeowners’ growing reliance on smart home automation technology, it’s easy to forget just how new the modern industry really is. Certainly, many ground-breaking technologies and products debuted before 2010, but most people think of the innovations of just the past decade. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Simply put, geofencing is the process of using the location of a device to trigger an action or sequence of events. Let’s explore!
The world of smart home automation continues to boom with new products being introduced seemingly daily and companies positioning themselves to try to leap ahead of the competition with innovative systems and business structures. Here we discuss a couple of the more notable recent developments.
Every day brings more media coverage about the options multiplying in the booming smart home automation arena. Many renters think they are excluded from enjoying the comfort, convenience and security that these systems bring. We’ve rounded up some great ideas that renters can use to integrate smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices in their homes…without running afoul of their leases.
And, if you own rental property, these devices will add value for your tenants without the expense of a fully integrated system.
Smart home automation devices are becoming one of the main features of luxury living. After all, who wouldn’t want garage doors that magically open as you approach your home; lights that know when you go to bed and turn themselves off; a thermostat that optimizes itself to save you money; or a refrigerator that lets you know the milk is sour before you take a sip?
It may seem to the average observer that home automation is a very recent development. That is true if one is thinking of consumer-friendly and affordable smart home solutions. However, the technological advances that got us here have been happening for quite a while.
Ah. Relaxing in your pool or spa at the end of the day, feeling the refreshing water wash your worldly cares away while you sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the evening light.
Well, anyway, that's the dream you had when you installed your pool.
Real estate pros agree: adding smart home automation increases your home's curb appeal and property value.
Have you wondered how resorts and high-end spas create the perfect mood for elegant outdoor living? It's all in the lighting.
The home of the future is finally here:
A smart home that knows your climate and lighting preferences. A smart home is always in the Goldilocks zone so you and your family are always comfortable.
There are a lot of choices on the market when it comes to turning your home into a smart home.
And if you're just getting started -- or on a tight budget -- DIY seems like the way to go.
There are many benefits to having a smart home, from programming your lights to come on while you're on vacation to maintaining the perfect climate.
But there's one benefit that doesn't get talked about very much, and that's your homeowner's insurance.
Setting up a home is probably one of the most exciting things we know - everything we decide sets a tone for our day-to-day, and there's something really appealing about the idea of putting things together on your own and making things work.
But the truth is, DIY is not for everyone - especially if it involves home automation, which may be better left to the pros.
Here are some tips to help you decide if you prefer to DIY or outsource your home automation.
It has taken decades to perfect, but the 'smart home' has evolved from concept to reality in the recent years thanks to connectivity and in some cases, artificial intelligence. Communication between machines is now possible with a central neural hub, and controlling it is as simple as tapping on your mobile phone.
Technology is everywhere.
We use new and innovative technology to run our homes, communicate with loved ones who are far away, learn things from people in far away lands, know the latest trends in our industry, and generally make our lives easier.
But tech can be overwhelming.
With so much that's available to us now, how do you even begin to keep up with the latest gadgets and systems?
For us the answer is podcasts.
Today we want to share the top podcasts that share up to date news, demystify tech, and help home owners embrace all things automation.
Technology has taken a leap from what it used to be decades ago when parents had to roll the dial of a wired telephone to call babysitters to keep an eye on their kids while they are away.
Many smart homeowners are using smart gadgets to look after their kids and keep their family safe.