Smart houses have been in development and on the market since the early millennium. As time passes and technology becomes even more advanced, incorporating augmented realities and hi-grade security for average consumers, the rise of smart houses or smart house features in homes across the country has risen.
So what are smart homes and how do they work?
The term smart home has become somewhat of a buzzword, and many may not even realize what the capabilities of such a home entails.
Our minds can quickly return to our Saturday morning cartoon days where the Jetsons’ abode consisted of a two car garage to park their flying vehicles while levitating somewhere in space. However, not everything about the Jetson’s futuristic lifestyle is too off base for 2016; robots that vacuum, video chatting capabilities, and computers we can wear are commonplace. What these types of houses intend to do is manage all of the technology associated with your home using a single medium such as a remote, tablet or smartphone.
Connecting all of the devices and appliances in your home so that you have 24/7 access to every feature from your coffee maker to your security system further proves that we live in a country obsessed with convenience and instant gratification.
This type of technology allows you to have control over any device that has electricity, through voice commands or the click of a button, and since you can access these functions using your personal computer or phone, smart homes are no longer exclusive to the extremely wealthy.
As smart technology continues to change the way we live and interact with our homes on a daily basis, we may begin to see smart homes as not only a new norm, but as a standard and expectation in home building.