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Here's Why People Are Investing in Smart Homes

by Brianne Magott | Jan 09, 2021

Smart home devices are commonplace now and Americans use tens of millions of smart home systems.

The next logical step is self-evident, right?

Buy a smart home to consummate the smart devices and systems romance.

More than five in ten persons — 53 percent, to be precise — own a smart home device, as of 2019. In North America alone, people own more than 40 million smart home systems.

But there’s more:

About a third of these smart device owners have plans to spend more on these devices until 2023. The industry’s growth is seeing people embrace smart systems and devices as necessities, not luxuries.

The pandemic has also influenced people’s behavior. More people are wary of touching surfaces as a precaution for the virus — even at home.

Besides, people want comfort, safety, and want mundane tasks to take care of themselves. For others, there’s even more.

Remote Control and Home Security and Devices Monitoring Security for connectHome Pro

Having a smart home gives you more control over access to your home and other intimate information. You decide who goes in or out of your home in your absence.

It takes away the little fears that bug your mind when you’re away from home. You don’t have to bother about things you forgot to do. You can control almost everything at home from anywhere with the push of a button.

If you want certain things to happen in your absence, you can use simple commands on the GVTC connectHome security system

Maybe you want all entrances locked and the lights on when you’re away. Or you want a notification when you leave sensitive devices plugged. Once you set these scenes in the “Away” mode, all you need to do is click “Away.” 

If you enable geofencing in the app, going beyond the geofence triggers the “Away” mode automatically and activates your scenes.

Unlike other alarm systems, you won’t run into an issue with a false alarm. You’ll receive alerts to notify you of any intruder. If the person doesn’t l0ok familiar, then you can report it deliberately. 

Reduces Utility Cost

Having a smart home may seem expensive to some people. Albeit, the population of people who think it reduces utility cost is more than twice the population who disagree.

The interconnectivity of smart devices makes it easy for them to perform mundane tasks without external help. Homeowners can come home to:

  • Fresh coffee
  • A well-vacuumed house
  • Clean dishes
  • A watered garden
  • An open garage
  • Music and more

Some lights have motion detectors that make them come on only when they sense movements. At the same time, some sockets turn off when the heating devices plugged into them are not in use. 

LED lights last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting and uses up to 75 percent less energy. Plus, using them with dimmers can reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent. You can further cut down the cost by setting them to timers.

You can automate appliances like the thermostat based on location, weather, or even activity in a smart home. By adjusting the temperature in your home, you cut energy costs down by 40 to 60 percent.

Improves Lifestyle

Smart home devices work together to improve lifestyle and allow freedom to engage in more activities. Apart from security, facial recognition will enable you to know who’s at the door.

You don’t have to stop what you’re doing to attend to the door. The doorbell’s integration with your connectHome app allows you to see and speak with the person at the door. 

You can let your family, friends, and visitors without getting to the door. This includes when you aren’t home.

You can also create automations with your smart home system. 

Some parents often check their teenagers’ rooms to be sure they’re still in bed at night. Albeit, you can set scenes with some commands like:

  • Lock all the entrance doors.
  • Security lights turned on.
  • The window blinds shut
  • The sprinklers turned on
  • Motion sensors on
  • Deactivate any secondary alarm code

Once you’ve set your scene to have all these commands, all you have to do is click the scene at night to activate the commands.

For voice commands, The GVTC Smart home hub integrates well with Alexa.

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You can apply the internet of things (IoT) in virtually every industry. In healthcare, it is the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). The devices in this industry improve healthcare by allowing patients to receive treatments at home and help medical professionals de-stress.

Some ECG monitors come as wearables for discharged patients. They allow the patients and their caregivers to monitor their vitals while sending information to the hospital or health center in charge of the patient. This can come in handy if patients have to use transdermal drugs.

If you’re taking care of an elderly family member, you might also consider adding a smart pill-dispenser. This device dispenses the right dosage for a set time and alerts you.

Get the Best From Your Smart Home Investment 

Like any other investment, optimizing your home to be a smart home takes some planning, thoughts, and consideration.

It’s much more than putting up smart products around the home. It involves interconnectivity and ultimate control of your home.

To make sure you don’t flop your smart home investment, here are four tips to make sure you’re making the right decision.

1) Have a Solid Framework

It’s useless to install smart products and devices in a home without reliable infrastructure. 

Does your home support the connection of smart products?

Although your smart home gives you control over your smart devices, they still need power and the internet to work correctly. GVTC's fiber internet provides the fastest and reliable internet speed, durability, and excellent bandwidth.

2) Install Smart Products Properly

The correct installation of your smart home products offers you a truly automated home.

When optimizing your smart home, employ the services of an installation company that’ll work and understands what you hope to achieve. 

Ensure they use credible techniques and walk you through the entire installation process that‘ll enable you to make changes when necessary in the future.

3) Purchase the Right Products

It’s called smart products for a reason. 

To ensure a seamless interconnection between all devices in your smart home, purchase items with smart home compatible languages like Z-Wave.

Items with Z-Wave technology are compatible with smart homes. It makes connectivity with your smart home hub possible and secure.

4) Program Your Home for the Future

Home automation is bliss. It makes your life at home, convenient, easy, and secure. However, you want a home where you need fewer commands to get every device communicating like different parts of an engine.

For some, this plan is futuristic. But with GVTC, you can create several scenes with timed automation to carry out routine activities without interference. 

Wrapping Up

Now you know why investing in a smart home is a worthwhile investment. Some of its merits you gain immediately, others you notice over time.

In some cases, you can see how it reduces cost by ensuring that you don’t pay for some activities. The products often have a longer lifespan than traditional alternatives. Plus, homeowners can improve their quality of life and spend more time having fun with their families.

Whatever you plan to achieve in your smart home, let GVTC’s premium Wi-Fi connect you to the future.

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