Smart Home Trends of 2017

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Home Improvements, Home security, Smart Locks | Comments Off on Smart Home Trends of 2017

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In 2017, it’s hard to keep up with all of the “smart” devices creeping up into almost every part of our daily lives. We have everything from smart watches and smartphones to smart light bulbs and appliances. While is may seem like a sales gimmick, the truth is that most of these devices are extremely advanced technology designed to make our lives more efficient and convenient.

Let’s take a look at some of the smart home trends that will be making their way into households over the next few years.

Smart Thermostats

While it may seem like an unnecessary luxury to swap out your perfectly working thermostat for one connects to the Internet, these smart devices can actually save you a ton of money in the long run. For starters, smart thermostats can easily be controlled via your tablet or smartphone. This means while you’re away or lying in bed you can easily adjust the temperature. Furthermore, these devices can learn your habits and handle the process automatically, learning what times you adjust temperatures and even know when you are on your way home. This cannot only save you money, but elevate the comfort inside your home at all times of day.

Home Security

Home security has become more and more advanced over the years. Systems now give you the power to monitor your home from your device at any some, some equipped with a live feed. Automation systems can even handle different processes with or without you home. For example, if you decide to take a vacation your home security system can turn lights on and off periodically to make it look like someone’s home, and alert you directly if anyone approaches.

Smart Locks

One of the most exciting home improvements this year in the invention of the smart lock. The smart lock deadbolt can be controlled remotely. Instead of requiring a physical key you can unlock your door with your smartphone or even a fingerprint. Temporary keys can even be provided for family members, house sisters, and service techs that may need access to your home when you’re not around. You can also check on things like when your door was unlocked and by who, making you more aware of what’s going on at your house when you’re not there.