It won’t matter whether you live in a gated community – overlooking the valley – or on the middle floor of a low-income apartment complex, you will live in a Smart Home. As a matter of fact, the people living in the apartment complex may experience Smart Home living before the tract home in the burbs. Apartment owners have an extra incentive.
What a neat tool it will be for the apartment owner to be able to visualize the energy it takes to operate the complex. The data a Smart Apartment will provide can go far in identifying energy waste and excessive energy use. Just the added control over time-of-use energy, has the potential to save thousands of kilowatts.”Hey, you in apartment number 402, why do you leave your T.V. on all day, don’t you know the Salmon are having a hard time getting up over the fish ladder at the hydroelectric dam?”
Communication ConnectedIt’s not all about energy savings.The Smart Home is not just about saving the Salmon, it’s also about security and the comforts curtain offered by technology. How about this, you walk in the front door and the stereo starts playing your favorite music, the drapes open, and the desk top comes to life and displays your Facebook page.
The touch screen monitor on the wall indicates all is well because your Smart Home has analyzed your security settings, your power settings, the appliance settings, the weather, and your evening schedule. It has your dinner menu and your grocery list because it knows exactly what’s in your refrigerator.It’s easy, when you’re away from home, your phone takes care of your home, when you’re at home, your Smart Home takes care of you. Is it magic? No, it’s all about communication and Home Automation.
Home Security.The Smart Home will ride into everybody’s lives on the back of home security. Home security and home automation will compliment each other. Not everyone is willing to pay the price of Smart Home technology for the privilege of turning your furnace down while sitting in line at the barber shop, but a whole lot of people will foot the bill to know that the creep from the garage sale just broke into your garage and swiped your new $1,200 barbecue.