Ever heard of the story, There Will Come Soft Rains that had a fully automated house as its lead protagonist? Each day, the house would make the beds by itself, cook dinner and throw the trash out. Mechanical voices would announce the date, weather and notable events of the day much like our beloved Google voice assistant. For a story written in the fifties, this is some pretty advanced science fiction which most people would have scoffed at in its time but we are now soon edging towards it in reality. Yes, you heard it right!
With the advent of smart homes, it may not be too far before your luxury apartments in Electronic City does this for you. Firstly, what is a smart home? A smart home is a home setup where you can control the temperature, appliances or any device in your home with a simple touch. All that you need is an internet connection and mobile or any networked device. It is practically a personal assistant of yours that does the things that you forgot to do. So, how is it going to improve the quality of your life?
According to research by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, exposure to bright artificial light in the late evenings can disrupt your melatonin production and prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Generally speaking, warmer light has been proven to less disruptive a few hours before bedtime. With smart lights, you can create a dimmed warm glow in your room to ensure that you are well-slept. Smart door locks are another feature that comes extremely handy when you have locked yourself out of your property for sale in Electronic City which happens to almost all of us at least once in our lifetime. These are door locks that can be operated through your mobile, fingerprint reader, passcodes and combinations or with voice commands without you having to get up from the couch. Add to this, with these smart door locks, you can avoid touching doorknobs or surfaces and reduce the chances of infection.
Though a smart home may sound pricey, you tend to save up on your power bills. According to Fraunhofer Institute, a smart home can save up to 40 per cent of heating costs. In smart home apps, you can even see the devices which need to be turned off and turn them off remotely if necessary. Additionally, you get to spot a leak sooner as you are immediately notified on your device. The best part of a smart home is you are always connected to your family and can keep them secure. You can monitor and secure dangerous areas with sensors and know when your kids come home from school. And just like the house in the story, you can stream music, get weather updates and even create shopping lists.
We are sure that all this sounds very exciting. There are several apartments for sale in Electronic City and it won’t be long before you see most of your favourite properties in Bangalore being converted into smart homes. With most of us having to spend almost the entire day at home, it would be a smart decision to turn your property in Bangalore into a smart home.