Is being smart interesting for me and do I really need a smart home?
Smart homes not only a solution for mansions, but also for you
Whereas 5 years ago, the term “smart home” was mainly used by professionals, we can now see that it has found its way in the vocabulary of the end-users. With the new term, also the question “what do I need a smart home for?” has to be answered by all providers on constant basis. This article will try to make you understand that an investment in a smart home is useful and why this can also apply to a 3-bed room apartment.
Usual first step in order to have questions answered: “What does the internet say?”
Ask 10 questions and you get 10 different answers by people of different background. Same is the case, when you ask the internet, whether a smart home is the right or wrong choice for you.
In the article by Will Forsey, who asked the question “Do You Need A Smart Home?”, he focused on the following aspects:
Your home utility costs are out of control
You’re frequently away from your home or property [automatic functions to simulate presence + remote control].
Weather in your area is unpredictable.
You want to save [Decreasing utility bills and insurance discounts].
If at least one of these points addresses you, Will encourages to invest in a smart home!
Other articles suggest that the requirements for a smart home are already given. Almost everybody has a smart phone, running on either Google or Apple and everyone has access to the internet at home. The installation of a smart home is not complicated and even dummies can do it.