What are the Advantages of a Smart Home?

by | Nov 15, 2023

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Fiber: The foundation of smart homes

A smart home system can transform the way your home functions. Imagine being able to program your nighttime routine to happen automatically. A smart home can lock the doors, close the blinds, set the alarm, and turn off the lights as you make your way to bed, knowing your home is safe and secure. In the morning, the routine is even better with blinds programmed to open, coffee set to brew, and the thermostat adjusted for optimal comfort before your feet ever hit the floor.

The convenience of this kind of home automation is no longer the stuff of sci-fi dreams. With a fast fiber internet connection and a few smart devices, the advantages of a smart home can be yours.

What is a smart home system?

A smart home system is built around three components—a smart home hub like the Amazon Echo or Apple HomePod, connected devices, and a fiber internet connection delivered via WiFi. The hub is a central integration point that connects to your devices and allows you to control them from one app. The devices provide the functionality, and your internet connection provides the power.

Smart homes need ultra-fast internet to support all the devices that consume bandwidth. Since devices may be placed anywhere, you’ll also need a WiFi network that blankets your home with coverage. 360 WiFi is included with every Quantum Fiber internet subscription. The powerful 360 WiFi mesh network is easy to set up and can eliminate dead spots in your home.

Benefits of a smart home

Besides just being cool, smart homes make life easier. Convenience is one of the biggest benefits of smart home automation. You can adjust connected devices with a click or voice command, or set up automated routines to make things happen at set times. Routines may include turning on your lights at sundown, turning on music before you get home from work, or even pumping a fragrance from your WiFi-enabled diffuser to start your workday right. Routines can also make your home appear occupied when you’re traveling or at work.

Enhanced security

Smart technology has reshaped the way we approach home security. Connected security systems, cameras and video monitoring equipment, smart locks, doorbells, and other connected devices provide fully customizable protection for your family, home, and belongings. These devices send notifications when an incident occurs and usually store recordings and activity logs in the cloud that can be used to investigate anything that happens on your property. Smart locks and garage door openers even allow you to set one-time use or guest codes that delivery drivers can use to put packages or groceries safely inside.

Increased energy efficiency

Adding smart thermostats, water heaters, electrical systems, and lights puts you in control of your home’s energy use. You can easily set up routines to reduce consumption, and many of these devices learn your living patterns so they can optimize settings over time. According to Nest Labs, smart thermostats save an average of 10-12% on heating costs and 15% on cooling. Your devices will also provide you with a clear picture of how you use energy with reports and graphs that show consumption trends.

Greater accessibility

Smart home technology is a powerful tool for people with disabilities, mobility issues, or health conditions. Instead of having to physically move to turn on the lights or lock the front door, many common household tasks can be done with a smartphone or performed remotely by a family member or caregiver. Smart devices can transform a home filled with challenges into one that’s safe and accessible. A wide range of connected medical devices are also available to track medication use, detect falls, and help people in distress get help.

Upgrading to a smart home is easier than ever

Smart homes bring the future to your life today. Enjoying the advantages of home automation is easier and more affordable than ever before. With an ultra-fast fiber internet connection that can handle 4K video, gaming, music streaming, and multiple devices, the smart choice for smart homes is Quantum Fiber.  

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