12 Feb 2018

Although a fairly new concept, the IoT (Internet of Things) is a concept that is already making a very big impact in many areas of our life, including custom home building.

Haven’t heard of this buzzword yet? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

In short, the IoT (Internet of Things) connects everyday devices together (such as your fridge, thermostat and door locks), objects (like cars), animals and people and municipalities via the internet.

Doing so creates an efficient, effective communication method that has the capability of changing how we live our lives.

How IoT Creates a Smart Home

When applied to modern homes, IoT is better recognized under the term ‘smart home’.

Using the internet to connect your home’s devices and appliances together, users can quickly and easily utilize them at their command. Want to unlock your doors, turn the coffee maker off, or set your security alarm? All three tasks (and much more!) can easily be accomplished by giving a command via voice, remote control, tablet or smartphone in a smart home!

The Advantages of a Smart Home

Automating your home using IoT offers many benefits. Accomplish routine, daily tasks easily and conveniently, allowing more time to spend on other activities at home.

Besides more time, smart homes offer financial benefits, too! By being able to program lights and devices to operate only at certain times, cost-savings can easily add up.

Plus, with water and energy monitoring devices in smart homes, enjoy lowered energy bills and a reduction in your carbon footprint!

Live a Worry-Free Life with Smart Home Technology

When you have a smart home, gone are the days spent worrying about whether you turned the oven off, locked the doors, or set the security alarm!

By simply checking your smartphone, tablet or remote control, you’ll be able to quiet all those worries and get on with your day worry-free.

Convenience…at the Touch of a Button!

Having a smart home helps you to lead a more comfortable, secure life – without any extra effort.

Imagine coming home from work to a home that already has certain lights on inside, is the perfect temperature to suit your needs and has your favourite playlist playing in the background. Using your voice, turn on the oven to get it prepped for dinner and check the main display to see any updates or news from the day.

It’s easy to envision how much easier your life can become when you have a smart home!

Dreaming of a Smart Home…

Smart homes are becoming more and more commonplace these days. And once you realize the benefits of owning one – especially the energy and financial savings – you may just want one yourself!

Do you own a smart home device or appliance? Let us know in the comments below!

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