Have you ever been tucked into bed and ready to fall asleep only to realize that you forgot to lock the front door? Or turn off the lights? Or close the garage door? Or shut off an outdoor watering system? We’ve all been there. What if you could do that evening check right from your smartphone? You can with smart home technology.
Smart home systems and tools are becoming increasingly popular, for good reason. They make life so much easier and save you money, too! Imagine being able to control your thermostat, locks, lights, watering system and even your window shades, all from your phone or smart speaker! How much time would you save each day?
But the extra time isn’t the only benefit of installing smart home features. So, we thought we’d share a few of the unexpected benefits that we’ve come to love about smart home technology.
- It’s easier to share access to your home. If you have children, family members or tenants who need to access your home, you’ll want to consider smart locks. Instead of providing a key, you can share the code for the door. There are even options to customize codes for different people, so you know who is entering your home and when. Parents love this option for their kids because they don’t have to worry about lost keys or kids getting locked out anymore.
- You can save money — and the planet! Smart home features can save time and money AND help you go green. It’s a win-win! But the benefits aren’t just from tools like a smart home thermostat. A great addition to your home is a Smart Rain’s smart watering system, which helps notify property owners of important irrigation management details such as water flow, moisture levels, and more, all through advanced sensors and innovative technologies. Coupled with the Smart Rain app, you can control your sprinklers, view rainfall levels and get detailed reports, all from the convenience of your smartphone. Your yard and plants will look fantastic and you’ll save water, too. Our smart watering systems are great for residential homes as well as commercial properties.
- You can keep an eye on things. Who is at the front door? Is everything OK at home when you’re on vacation? Is your cat up on the kitchen counter again? Smart home security features can help you keep track of what’s going on in your home and around it, whether you’re there or not. The peace of mind is pretty awesome.