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The Rise of the Automated Home

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How smart is your home? It’s not a question commonly asked by people, but it does give you a sense of perspective in the world. A decade or two ago, people would be comparing decor and the size of their homes. Nowadays, people value small space-saving homes that have a small footprint and are filled with all kinds of smart technology. After all, how wants to actually open the door to their home instead of having it open for them? Who wants to manually brew coffee with their hands when they can set a machine to do it automatically and control all of the features from the comfort of their smartphone?

Trends change all the time, and the current home trend that’s sweeping the world is the idea of an automated home. In theory, having all of your basic tasks automated so that you don’t have to worry about them makes sense. It gives you more time to do the things you love and you spend less time doing mundane tasks.

If you’re planning on buying a new property in the future, then you might already be planning to have smart home technology installed before you even more in. It’s certainly one of the more interesting technologies that consumers have access to, and we’ll be exploring some more points in this article.

Automation Is Full of Convenience

Everyone loves convenience. Unless you’ve never bought anything over the internet or hired a taxi to get somewhere, then you can’t claim that you don’t like convenience. Everyone wants to sit at home relaxed while all the mundane tasks they should be doing are already done for them, and that’s when automation can help.

For instance, do you hate getting up to turn the lights on or to dim them? Then why not get a smart light and control it from your seat? Do you not enjoy using a timer on your coffee machine because you get up at different times each day? Then why not turn it on using your smartphone instead?

These are the types of conveniences that people love and it’s why they want to get smart home technology to automate things. Take a look at blogs such as http://www.thesmartfuture.net/ for product reviews and more information on the type of things you can do with smart home technology. You’ll be surprised at how much of your daily life can be assisted with computers.

But It Isn’t Without Its Problems

Sadly, smart home technology has some problems that need to be kept in consideration before you run out and buy the latest smart thermostat or lights. One of the major problems is that many smart home devices need to be charged to even power on. This can be problematic if you forget or if the device itself breaks.

This article from https://qz.com/ goes through some of the glaring issues with smart devices and has plenty of examples as well. In short, if you’re willing to put up with some faults, then smart home technology is definitely worth the time and effort spent learning and installing it.

 

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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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