Smart home technology offers obvious benefits, such as bespoke options tailored to your unique lifestyle, but also advantages like superior safety for your loved ones and your home. Equip your residence with the proper technology and address concerns from door locks to harnessing the power of technology to alert you to water, smoke, or fire dangers.
Cameras at entryways, driveways, and perimeters are ubiquitous, allowing homeowners to remotely monitor their properties. Smart home security solutions now go far beyond simply monitoring, however. Earlier this year we reported that smart video doorbell company Ring paired with Masonite and Yale to create the first-ever fully integrated smart door. It puts the power of smart safety technology in a single place, allowing homeowners the ease of controlling access with an app or as part of their home tech ecosystem.
On a larger scale, companies like Visualint are taking home monitoring to the next level with enhanced analytics that more accurately identify dangers, separating false alarms from actual emergencies. Customizable sensors can trigger specific actions for different scenarios, such as a light turning on or a notification being sent to your phone.
When it comes to home safety devices, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors top the list. These simple yet effective monitors save lives and benefit from the evolution of smart home technology. The Nest Protect detects both smoke and CO2, but unlike traditional devices can inform homeowners of the precise nature and locati, rather than a serious fire, you can easily silence the alarm. With features like a 10-year lifespan, self-testing capabilities, and colored lights to indicate status, this smart detector preserves homeowners’ peace of mind.
Water intrusion can be just as damaging to a home as fire, making water detectors a smart inclusion in a home’s tech ecosystem. Whether the leak is coming from malfunctioning plumbing or Mother Nature, a smart leak sensor like the Proteus Aquo integrates with your existing home system and notifies homeowners whenever water is present in a place it shouldn’t be.
Smart (and Safe) Schedules
A home tech system allows for the user to create changes to things like lights, shades, temperature, and even music to suit their schedule. The thermostat may go up when they leave for the day and the lights in the entryway may turn on before they get home. This same capability can enhance safety. At the end of the day, a simple voice command such as “I’m going to bed,” can trigger lights to turn off and doors to lock. Similarly, when homeowners are away, they can use their smart home system to continue with the technology use of their daily home routine–turning lights on and off, playing music, and even turning on TVs–to make it appear as though someone is home.
Ensure peace of mind with visibility and control over your residence, whether at home or away, through smart devices that provide ultimate security.
Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.
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