San Diego real estate listings exhibit a growing trend of home’s featuring select “smart” features. The innovation of smart technology is the future of comfort, after all, so it’s only natural that its applications would extend to a place of residence. While we’re not exactly at the stage of having a futuristic house that’s essentially as cognizant as we are, there are certain highly valued home comforts that technology affords us. The following lists 5 key, innovative technological applications that can instantly make a home seem significantly more intelligent.
Smart sockets and light bulbs are available at most home hardware stores to get homeowners started on their futuristic residential transformation. By using these products, a home’s lighting can essentially regulate itself according to the time of day, ambiance, weather, or other settings personally assigned to the system by the homeowner. Even if the homeowner isn’t at home, the lighting system can essentially turn itself on in order to feign the homeowner’s presence and effectively deter burglars. These systems, of course, can be configured remotely from a homeowner’s smartphone.
Sentient Alarm System
Alarm systems can be formatted to work with the manual locking and unlocking of the doors in a home. This can be configured through a single application which can be programmed so that the door of a home unlocks automatically at the exact same time every day. This is a feature that can be accessed virtually anywhere in the world.
Smart Lawn Watering
Homeowners can configure their home’s lawn watering system to work directly with their smartphones. Some lawn watering applications come with data related to weather, soil type, and plant dryness, allowing the sprinklers to function with maximum environmental efficiency.
Smart thermostats connect to radiators, and the two work in tandem in order to fully optimize a home’s energy consumption. Additionally, these thermostats can serve to better control the home’s interior temperature. Smart thermostats can be controlled and configured from a person’ smart device or computer, and allow the homeowner to remotely activate and regulate their home’s air conditioning or heating system. This is a perfect solution for homeowners who own a weekend getaway house and want to get the A/C running a few hours before they arrive.
Intelligent Sound Systems
Homeowners can significantly vamp their home listening experience up with the implementation of a smart sound system. Gone are the days of having to go to a certain room in the house to hear a certain song. These multi-room audio systems and their smart speakers allow homeowners to listen to whatever music they like, in the exact room of their choice, without having to worry about getting a toe caught on a grouping of entangled wires.