Thinking of upgrading your home? Here’s why homes in the Aloha State are getting a high-tech makeover.
The Benefits of Living in a Smart Home
- Safety and security
Smart home technology can help prevent house fires – advanced smoke detectors and a slew of other devices can alert you to potential causes of fire. While traditional smoke detectors send alarm bells ringing at the first sign of danger, smart home technology can take it a step further by sending you notifications on your phone.
These devices can be wired into your security system, as well as monitored via a central station that will alert you, your loved ones, and the fire department.
They can be programmed to shut down air handling systems upon detecting smoke, thus preventing smoke from spreading while people evacuate your home. Others can be programmed to switch the lights on and give spoken directions on what to do when a fire breaks out.
Security systems that allow you to monitor the comings and goings of household members and guests may also be installed. This kind of technology can alert you whenever it detects suspicious activities.
Smart home technology also allows you to lock doors, arm security systems, and monitor cameras with your phone. This lets you create a safe environment for you and your loved ones.
- Better control
Smart home technology allows you to control your home’s functionsregardless of where you are. This is extremely convenient, especially on days when you leave the house and forget to turn off the oven or the air conditioner. Smart home technology lets you turn these appliances on or off through apps. No need to go all the way back to turn off these appliances manually.
Smart induction cooktop stoves are another example – these can be programmed to heat up only when in contact with a metal pan. This helps you avoid the dangers of uncovered burners and overheated pans.
- Energy efficiency
Smart home technology enables appliances to work using the least amount of energy possible. Not only does this help lower your utility bills, the lower energy consumption also minimizes your impact on the environment. Moreover, it allows appliances to work better for far longer, letting you make the most of your investment.
And it’s not just electricity. Saving water has never been easier with new faucet technology and water-efficient toilets.
Smart homes in Hawaii are a great investment. A US Environmental Protection Agency study has found that homeowners who use smart home technology can save as much as 10% to 30% on their utilities by way of thermostat control. This lets you recoup the costs of the technology in the long run.
Smart homes are also ideal for the elderly and the different lyabled, whose quality of life can improve tremendously with the use of smart home technology. For example, the installation of automated systems for chores like lawn mowing eases the home maintenance burden. The utilization of voice commands can also shorten the learning curve for those unfamiliar with computer use.
Learn more about homes with high-tech upgrades in Hawaii. Call me, Greg Burns, at 808-214-0302 or send an email to Greg(at)IsleLuxury(dotted)com for more information.