Smart Homes are more than just programmable thermostats
Have you been wondering what sorts of innovations are going on behind the scenes these days? Everything from the Nest being bought out by Google to Whirlpool making dryers that know when you’re away to utilize “anti-wrinkle technology.” But wait, there is more! Home Integration systems or smart home technology goes well beyond programmable thermostats, lighting and security. It is everything that syncs your home to make you more efficient in your daily life as well as your energy usage to create a high performance home. Even here in Northern Virginia real estate, we see a lot of home automation going in from linking the elan g! system throughout a whole home, to just upgrading the security panel to know when to turn off and on lighting controls, or evens shut a garage door or lock a front door if you think you may have forgotten. Accessing these things has never been more simple.
One thing I will be curious to watch over the next couple of months and years, even, will be how all of the data is mined to better serve the client, since there are so many systems now that are not all linked. This was a major concern written up in the Wall Street Journal recently. He who owns the data will be king.
Check out what the most recent details are about home automation and smart homes in this short video.