Smart people built the smart phones to live a smarter life, but hardly had they known that smartness is subjective and will never find the stop. Call it hunger for advancement or the marching arms of grandfather’s clock, which changed not only the way we live but also the way we think and define innovation.
This is how the Internet of Things (IoT) entered.
In a matter of seconds, it decreased the intervention of humans in the working of devices. Allowing you to pre-command your air conditioner to cool your house to a set temperature by the time you reach.
Things have changed thus changing our interaction with them.
Home automation is a part of the entire blueprint we are talking.
While on one hand, we have ‘do it yourself’ systems like Iris, SmartThings, Wink, iSmartAlarm, Insteon etc, on the other hand, we have Installer based systems like XFINITY Home, IntelligentHome, ADT Pulse, Digital Life and more.
The list doesn’t end with these two categories, home automation gets a massive percentage of contribution through smart Plugs/switches, Lightbulbs, Thermostats, Cameras, Locks and much more.
These smart devices today are need of time, but what could be the possible reasons behind all the chaos:
The first thing here is the security. People feel safe with these smart devices securing their home and offices. As with them guarding their house, they can identify any form of suspicious activity and can according take action.
Another reason probably could be the energy saving concept. The home automation devices don’t just serve you by making things easier for you but simultaneously also save energy. According to a report, if home automation is used, it allows you to save almost 10% of primary energy consumption.
It does make things easy for you. This one is quite obvious and being little frank, the biggest reason behind the wide acceptance. The era is pushing forward speedily, and people have numerous things to do. Having home automation makes it easy for them to focus on the remaining ingredients of their priority list.
These were just a few reasons which are primarily calling for the big boom in home automation. According to a survey report, 90% people have mentioned security as the major reason behind opting the home automation.
The same report shares the preferred devices that talk about 72% people who desire a self-adjusting thermostat and 68% wishing to have a single remote for all the household preference.
The population also comprises 65% people looking for automatic adjustable outdoor lighting and home monitoring cameras. However, in comparison to cameras, a larger section (71%) wishes to have doors allowing control from a distance location through a remote.
Looking at these figures, one gets clear about security as a major concern.
However, the list has people intended to save. While on one side you find 70% people interested due to cost saving only 47% showed concern to energy.
People are excited about the ‘set and forget’ concept. Be it watering the lawn, turning on-off the outdoor lights, or the motion detection, each of them has an effective acceptance percentage.
At the initial stage, undoubtedly home automation was accepted widely due to the excitement but now people are learning about it, and have better and logical reasons behind using it.
It is expected that by 2022 the home automation market will reach the mark of $78.27 Billion from the $ 32.11 Billion.
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Some of the most preferred home automation features:
1. Smart Locks
They give you the entire command over your house’s security. Just walk out like a boss and the door closes behind you and vice versa.
You can control the lock through your smartphone, so now you don’t have to leave keys under the doormat or to give it to your neighbor for emergency conditions. Simply tap and the lock makes way for the entrant.
2. Automate lights and control them from anywhere
How many of here feel tired of standing just to turn the plugs on or off. The childhood fairy, entering a room, and the light turns on, moving out and it’s off, is finally true.
You can also set a time for the lights to turn on and off. And if by any means you don’t want any of these, try tapping your smart screen, sit back and watch the action.
3. If you can’t prevent exudes, get apprised
Did you know that the smart home notifies you if the water leaks and enters a place it isn’t supposed to. A recent report shared that the country spends almost $2,476 a year over water leakage repairing. Yes, the minor leaks take their time while going unnoticed and turn to be a disaster. However, not anymore with smart homes.
4. Monitoring kids and dear ones
Now you don’t have to worry more for the whereabouts of your loved ones. With the smart device, you can monitor them and secure from dangerous areas.
With IoT and home automation the lives of people have become stress-free and they can easily focus on the things that are on their priority list. Be it security, assistance, or any other thing, you have a wide range to choose.
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