A smart home utilizes technology to automate everyday tasks around your house such as turning lights on and off, adjusting the temperature of your home, making sure your doors are locked when you go to bed, and so much more…
The latest data from statista.com projects that 27.9% of Canadian households will have some form of smart home technology by the end of 2021. That number is projected to grow to 46.7% by 2025. The current average investment in smart home automation technology is estimated to be $676 dollars per household.
While home automation technologies have been around for decades, it’s only recently that home automation has evolved into what we now call smart homes. A smart home uses hardware devices which are typically controlled with an app installed on a smartphone or tablet. What makes a smart home different from traditional home automation is that a smart home is designed as a cohesive system, which is typically controlled by one app.
In the past, home automation devices were quite limited in their functionality, and compatibility with one another. Today’s smart home apps and devices offer greater functionality and are much more compatible with each other. Today’s smart home apps are designed to work with devices from an ever growing list of manufacturers.
The smart home market is growing and changing rapidly. It seems that a new smart home device is launched every day. Here are four ways you can integrate smart home technology in your home.
We’re only scratching the surface with the few examples we’ve discussed above. With all the available smart home options there are limitless possibilities.
Today’s smart home technology is accessible to a greater portion of the population than ever before. Smart home apps are available as a free download on most smartphones and you can purchase smart home devices at many local retailers.
One of the great things about smart home automation is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get started. You can start with one smart home device and grow over time.
If you want to design and build a smart home or cottage in Peterborough or the surrounding areas, contact Spotlight Home and Lifestyle. From design to move-in day, we’ll help you every step of the way. Request a consultation now.