Smart homes are increasingly becoming a good investment. The Los Angeles Times reports that smart home technology will become a $19 trillion industry in the next decade. This is so important because these types of automations and technological innovations are becoming commonplace and even expected by young millennial homebuyers.
Now, just to make sure you understand the terminology and technology, I’ll explain a few of these new Smart Home innovations. A central control system that links up to your heating and cooling system, your security system, your media players, TVs, iPods, and electrical and sprinkler systems is at the core of this new technology. These various appliances and systems are all accessible on one app that you can use on your computer or iPod, even remotely from your mobile device. Everything about the home is controlled by a click of a button (or tap on a digital screen).
This is wonderful for checking on home security when you’re on vacation, turning off the sprinklers from work, or even turning off the lights downstairs while you’re upstairs in your bed. Motion sensers, cameras, and incredibly high-tech systems can also be included depending on the cost of the system. All of this is, of course, hard-wired into the home’s design.
It sounds like science-fiction, but remember: the future is now.