We are often, bombarded, by items, referred to, as being, smart. The vast majority of us, use Smart Phones, and have seen, many products, and items, which refer to themselves, as smart. With all the products available, which might make sense for you, and achieve, some meaningful benefit, either, in terms of convenience, safety/ security, cost – effectiveness/ economy, etc? With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review and discuss, some of these, and hopefully, help you, identify, and consider, which might benefit you, in some way, which matters, to you, personally.
1. Convenience: How important is it, for you, to check, on some of the systems, etc, within your house, remotely, and with a minimum of effort? Is turning on, and off, your lights, and/ or, other appliances, remotely, important to you? Remote, robotic, vacuums, etc, have simplified maintaining one’s floors, etc. Are these relevant and meaningful, or merely, frills? It’s entirely up, to you!
2. Safety/ security: There are numerous, smart products, available, directed towards safety and security. Who hasn’t seen items, such as, Ring, advertised and promoted, which permits someone, to remotely answer and respond, when someone comes to your door, even when you aren’t home, as well as monitor and secure, other areas of your property? Others seek an effective way, to monitor their children’s safety and activities, even when they aren’t home. Still, others, seek smarter, easier, more effective, safety and security solutions, which are available, today.
3. Cost – effectiveness; economy: How much is technology, and simplicity, worth to you? While certain items, might be frills, others have the potential, to also save you time, and money, and, thus, make economic sense! One example relates to smarter ways, to economize on fuel usage, utilities expenses, etc. Digital thermostats are a simple approach, but there are, other, reasonably priced approaches, which are controlled, remotely, from applications, on Smartphones, etc. Other, so – called, smart solutions, include ways, to economize, automatically, on potential wasteful practices, including turning off lights, in rooms, unoccupied, etc.
What good is any advanced, smart devices, unless you actually need, and use them? A wise homeowner takes the time, to carefully examine his needs, priorities, goals, and family habits/ usage, in order to determine, what might make sense, for his specific circumstances. If you merely think, something seems cool, but you can’t justify it, from your personal perspective, you probably don’t need it. As we evolve, it makes sense, to take advantage of relevant, smarter technology, for your house.