The benefits of living in a smart home are wide ranging and will be personal to each situation. What we typically see from customers is:
- For vulnerable people, the person within the home environment gets the benefit of improved control functions and a way to alert if assistance is required, while the family and carers are able to unobtrusively monitor and be notified of any issue or potential issue. This multi-benefit application, enhances wellbeing and maintains independence, gives families peace of mind and can help to optimise home care provision.
- It allows remote control and monitoring of your home when you are away. This enhanced security reduces anxiety about leaving the home unattended for longer periods.
- Where there is a pet at home, the system can be used to check-in on them and see that they are safe, or even check if the dog walker has been.
- The desire to save energy, both from a financial and environmental point of view. This could be by switching off lights automatically when no motion is detected, or optimising the heat controls.
- Enabling voice control of various appliances in the home, to free up hands, make access easier (we all have that hard to reach plug socket). Voice can also be used to send messages, such as a helpful reminder to take medication or attend an appointment.
- An element of fun and being able to enjoy the home environment by integrating entertainment devices and voice assistants.