The Future Looks Like Smart Homes!

– Crystal Vagnier – Select Group – Writer/Editor

Consumers have numerous options to choose from for voice-assisted/smart devices. From Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa & Echo, and Microsoft’s Cortana, these devices are changing the way we see and interact with our own homes. The advancements in technology are even determining how new homes today are being built. Currently, AI voice-assisted devices (when connected to a home’s appliances) can already adjust the audio volume for entertainment systems, interior temperature and thermostat, light settings, and even send video of who is at the door with modern alarm settings. This smart technology has also proven useful in lowering overall utility and energy costs, so it’s a win-win!

Many consumers are finding the capabilities of smart home technology to be efficient and useful when it comes to time management and safety. For heavy-hitters like Apple, the Siri controlled HomeKit has the ability to control any applicable compatible appliance with simply your voice. Smart home technology isn’t just limited to time-saving convenient perks like adjusting the lighting or temperature, but also finding its way into the real estate game. Now, when you view a listing or model home you may be faced with interacting with an AI-assisted device. In addition to working with a real estate agent, questions about the property or neighborhood can easily be asked to and answered by a voice bot.

As more of our lives become automated, it’s important to consider how to make smart home technology work for us in the best way. When technology helps improve our quality of life, creates productivity, and boasters safety, everyone wins! The future is all about moving forward! If you have any questions about what smart homes are on the market, give me a call today!

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