Mental wellness is golden, bringing a sense of well-being and a free flow of productivity. Being in control of your own environment, including the comfort and safety therein, is a biological need — and fulfilling that need brings psychological contentment. Today’s smart homes can offer just that.
“Control — whether real or perceived — is innately adaptive largely because it reduces stress and maximizes the efficiency with which needs are gratified. Evidence from neuroscience research suggests that smart homes may provide a portal to easily satisfy the primitive desire for environmental control.” – CEpro
So how do today’s highly personalized, intuitive homes satisfy that deep, primordial need?
Power of Choice
Even small choices reinforce the perception of being in control of our lives and our environment. With a smart home, the owner actually is in control of their space — essentially becoming the creator of their domain.
Technology and sophisticated smart home essentials are abundant. The choices available for today’s homes, when it comes to “well-scaping” or designing a space for abundant health, can easily overwhelm. Thankfully, your smart home integrator can guide you in your choices.
We all enjoy music, and even white noise can be soothing. Personalized smart home features allow you to put on your favorite playlists, blanketing your entire space with the sounds you love. Switch it up from room to room, or pair it with lighting scenes.
Circadian lighting balances your endocrine system and paints a pleasurable palette for your interior design. Programmed to adjust throughout the day — to the rising and setting sun — lighting scenes wake you in the morning and calm your nerves in the evening. Change the scene with the tap of a finger or simple voice command, and feel the power.
Temperature and humidity control are of utmost importance no matter what kind of climate your property happens to be in geographically. An overly dry or unpleasantly swampy interior causes its own brand of headache. An intuitive climate regulation system will keep your home at the perfect temperature and humidity year-round, surrounding you with ultimate comfort.
Safety & Security
Fear of crime, or the perception of it, can have a negative impact on many aspects of life. Savant security, Siedle, and Visualint integrate into the rest of the home system (which makes them easy), and they go beyond just an alarm. A fail-proof, seamless security system is imperative for every dwelling. From perimeter gates to entry points, and even a safe room that doubles as a wine cellar, personalized security equals peace of mind.
So Much More…
Today’s smart technology can even detect a dip in sleep quality, which can be indicative of less than optimal mental health. Smart systems keep everything in balance: water quality, climate regulation, safety, ambiance — and ultimately you. Your smart home works to your advantage. Be in control, use your power, create your sanctuary, and support your mental health.
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.
If you would like to learn more about connected homes, feel free to connect with us. We will be happy to schedule a demo with you.
For more information, visit acousticarchitects.net.
Like what you read? Spread the word and share on LinkedIn.