09 Aug Smart Apartments: What are the benefits of upgrading your rental?
Technology in the home is trending, and not just for homeowners. As more people opt out of owning a home and rent instead, smart apartment complexes are popping up across the country. But, what are the benefits? As promised, part two of our tech series will explore the advantages adding tech to your home.
Control and accessibility.
Want to know exactly who is coming in and out of your house? Would you like to come home to a fully lit apartment? Smart systems allow you to access your home from anywhere, turning on lights, unlocking doors, and even temperature control.
Accessibility can be important if, like many people, you live with an elderly parent, are a caretaker, or have children who get home before you do. Many of these systems also work off voice command so, even if you aren’t tech savvy, it’s possible to use these systems once they have been set up.
Security and safety.
Feeling secure in your home is a must. These affordable smart systems send notifications when someone enters or leaves your home, remotely control lighting, and detect smoke and carbon monoxide in the air, ensuring the safety and security of you and your family.
Efficiency and savings.
Smart tech has been proven to decrease bills and improve a home or apartment’s efficiency. Smart thermostats and lighting can make a huge difference when it comes to your electric bill. By connecting your home to your mobile device, adjusting your thermostat to the perfect temperature is easy. A study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency states that utilizing smart devices can lower energy bills by 10-30%. Over time, that’s significant savings.
Convenience and comfort.
If security, going green, and saving some green aren’t enough to convince you, what about convenience? We’ve all been there. You’ve reached your front door, your arms are loaded down with groceries, and you can’t find your keys. Smart locks, which simply replace the deadbolt, can be unlocked with your phone. Unlock your door from the car and enter your home with ease. Smart locks can be accessed from anywhere, allowing you to let someone in your place remotely. Or, just as importantly, deny access. Many of the systems work with both Android and Apple systems, making them easy to use from anywhere.
Your home should be your haven, a place of not just physical comfort, but mental comfort as well. Smart devices allow you to know exactly what’s going on in your home so you never walk in to something unexpected.
It’s just smart.
Whether you’re doing it for a sense of security or to save money, utilizing technology in your home can be a game changer.
Still on the fence? Want more information? Stay tuned for part three where we discuss which devices you need to make your home smart.