5 Benefits of Smart Home Technology

Published: 17 Aug 2023 ・ Read time: 5 mins
Smart home technology has changed the way we live our daily lives…
Smart home devices have enabled us to perform daily tasks more effortlessly. They allow us to control our home's temperature with a simple voice command, automatically turn off lights when we leave a room and keep you and your loved ones safe with security cameras you can check from your smartphone.
In fact, nearly all Smart home devices will also offer a vast range of unique features and benefits to choose from, transforming how we can enhance our comfort, convenience, and security.
Picking suitable Smart Home devices for your property is not always smooth sailing, with many different smart devices and smart ecosystems to choose from. Whether you're new to the world of smart devices or simply looking to upgrade your existing setup, this blog delves into the five significant advantages of utilising smart technology.
We explore how it can enhance our general well-being and address some of the nation's most frequently asked questions about smart homes.

Improved safety with Smart Security

Smart security systems have undoubtedly enhanced safety in homes and businesses through inter-connectivity. Most smart security systems, like the Google Nest Security Camera - will offer cutting-edge features - from motion sensors, to facial recognition, and real-time monitoring to help keep your home safe
Most devices not only look stylish but can seamlessly blend into the exterior. This all helps to provide an extra layer of protection to ward off intruders over any other traditional security device.
Knowing your property or business is protected by intelligent devices may provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Monitoring your home can be done effortlessly via a smartphone or tablet from anywhere and at any time. It's that easy!
Furthermore, some smart security systems have the added feature of alerting authorities in emergencies, such as fire or carbon monoxide leaks. They help provide instant response times that can save lives, so beefing up your safety with smart security devices has never been more important.
image of a smart security camera at city plumbing

Can Smart Home technology track Wellness & Health? 

One of the great benefits of having Smart Devices is being able to check in on our elderly loved ones when you can’t be there. Most devices come with a Two-Way-Talk - allowing you to regularly check-in, a feature which goes a long way in supporting their safe, independent lifestyle. Additionally, they can also promote real-time, two-way audio and video communication. 
Familiarising yourself with smart contact sensors can prove beneficial in your home for your kitchen and bathroom cabinets and drawers. These sensors can help keep track of your loved ones adhering to medications and help others maintain healthy eating habits. 
image of a smart heating thermostat at city plumbing

Smart Heating Controls

Smart Heating Controls have become a home necessity, changing the way we control the temperature of our central heating systems more effectively and efficiently. 
Smart controls are an innovative solution that can bring many benefits to your home…
Firstly, they can allow you to effortlessly control the temperature of your heating system from anywhere. Geofencing technology will enable you to schedule times for when your heating system will turn on. This is a proven method for increasing efficiency and saving money on energy bills.
Furthermore, Smart Heating Controls can provide valuable insights into your heating usage, allowing you to see how much energy is consumed and where you can make improvements. 
We stock a vast range of Smart Heating controls that can adapt to your heating needs.

What are the benefits of Motion Detection?

Most Smart Home devices, such as Security cameras and floodlights - can be programmed to activate only when motion is detected. The detection on Smart Devices can be further adjusted to suit your needs or if you want to cover a specific area around your property. 
Furthermore, custom detection zones can help save money by cutting down on energy usage by automatically keeping off lights and avoiding video recordings when no motion is detected. Doing so will also extend the battery life of your smart devices.
Video Motion Detection with smart home devices can also be used to monitor pets or even elderly loved ones while you are away from home. 
You can easily create alerts on your smartphone that will notify you when the zone is triggered. This way, you can always make sure they are safe and secure.
Overall, Video Motion Detection with smart home devices is an excellent addition to any home, offering enhanced security, energy savings, and peace of mind.

Customised Settings and Preferences

Depending on the type of Smart Device, most smart products are entirely customisable for your experience to match your specific preferences or needs. 
A smart thermostat, for example, can modify your home’s temperature based on local weather conditions - making your living space more comfortable. 
Additionally, you have the ability to set custom rules and behaviours - such as turning on lights at certain times in the day or playing music as you arrive home from work as well as many other automated conveniences.
Smart doorbells are another excellent example. Most models allow you to set distinguished zones spanning your home. Customised ringers and chimes to compliment your home character - most will have a vast selection of sounds for the doorbell and separate sounds for when motion is detected outside - to help distinguish the two making them equally recognisable. 
image of a homeowner using smart hub to control devices at city plumbing
Smart home technology has revolutionised how we live our lives - offering numerous benefits that make our daily routines more efficient, convenient, and secure. 
If you require further information, why not check out 5 Myths About Smart Homes - where we debunked some of the nation's misconceptions about all things Smart Home.
If you are an installer, reading about how installers can make homeowners feel more secure with Smart Security might be beneficial for your next installation project.
Why not take advantage of our Smart Month promotion and save on selected Smart Home Products? Perfect for fortifying home security on a budget - offer ends August 31st.
City Plumbing experts are on hand if you require further information. Just get in touch or contact your local City Plumbing branch

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