Run The Money
Follow Run The Money

Smart Homes: The Residences of the Future

  • February 2, 2020

If you're reading this, I'm earning money in some way. I was compensated with money and/or product. Thanks for helping to feed my family. I also may have a financial interest in companies named. Please see our disclosure for more information. Also, any advice provided is for informational purposes only. I'm not an accountant, lawyer, doctor, fitness expert, or nutrition specialist. So, talk to a professional before acting on anything you read, watch, or listen to below. Get your own advice and do your own research. Email me at [email protected] with questions.

smart homes

Each home is unique when it comes to features. Layouts, design, and aesthetic furnishings- these are a few elements that will likely vary in every home. Another aspect, one that has been paid more attention to in recent times, is functionality.

Homes function differently nowadays compared to how they did in years gone by. These can be seen in a stand-alone house in Pasig City or an affordable pre-selling condo in Quezon City. We have to thank technology for this since its continued advancement has led to an ever-growing list of advantages that affect numerous industries. One of which is real estate.

Residential living, in particular, has been improved significantly with the use of home automation or the creation of smart homes.

What Are Smart Homes?

When we speak of home automation, we refer to the process of connecting all the devices, such as thermostats and appliances, in our homes to one main hub. This hub often comes in the form of a phone or tablet that can control these devices' functions.

Related: 6 Tips That Will Increase Your Home’s Value When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Doing so lets us achieve results, like lower electricity bills, since we can turn down or shut off the heating or lighting even when we're outside of the house. Home automation also helps with securing our properties and ensuring the safety of our families, given how some systems automatically notify the authorities if there's been a break-in on the premises.

Smart homes offer more benefits, depending on the system used. Given the convenience it provides, it's no surprise that more homeowners are going out of their way to acquire one from the vast array of smart condos and houses in Manila. However, many homeowners may have missed the chance to do. There's no reason to fret since we can bring our current homes into the future.

How Does One Make A Smart Home?

The most common and affordable way of accomplishing such a feat is purchasing a smart speaker. Big names like Google and Amazon have released their variations of this product, and these speakers can do more than play our choice of tune.

Despite its name, smart speakers act more like virtual assistants than actual speakers. We can set reminders, make online purchases, and even contact other people just as long as the speaker has access to a stable internet connection.

Additionally, other smart devices like light fixtures and thermostats can be connected to smart speakers. Doing so gives us the power to control these devices with a simple voice command. So, you can imagine how pleasant it is not to have to get up from our beds when we forget to turn off the lights.

Other Devices Included In Your Smart Home

Another option to consider is robot vacuum cleaners. These tiny, circular devices, as their name suggests, can clear our floors of small and big debris alike even when we're away. Depending on the model and make, these cleaners can be activated with either voice commands or app controls.

There are plenty of devices to choose from, some that make chores easy to accomplish while others amp up our security. Regardless of our choices, integrating smart features into our homes may seem daunting at first. After all, these devices don't come cheap and are widely different from the traditional items that we have gotten used to. But we'll find that a smart home is a proper investment -one that can make our lives better the more we use it.