Smart Homes: More Than Just a New Fad

Author: Team Piramal Realty

A smart home may seem like the new cool kid on the block. But it is so much more than just a new trend. Smart homes are not about buying the latest electronic devices available in the market. Instead, they make your life easy, lower bills, and help save the planet. Automation, conservation, and sustainability are the pillars of a smart home.

If you are wondering what makes a home a smart home, here are some things to know.

What Makes a Home Smart? 

Smart home technology refers to using a bunch of integrated devices to control your home. All of these devices are connected to the internet and can be managed with a remote control or a smartphone. Smart security systems, air conditioning, heating, lighting, music, television, etc., connected by the internet, together make up a smart home.

How can a Smart Home Improve Your Quality of Life? 

Smart homes can help you save energy, money, and time. They simplify life and offer security and convenience. There are several ways in which a smart home can improve your lifestyle. Here are some examples: 

  • Enhanced safety: 

    How many of you have found yourselves locked outside your home after returning from a long hard day of work? While traditionally, you would have to call a locksmith to break the lock, a smart security system can help you unlock the door with a tap on your phone or by entering the right passcode.  
    Not only does this save time, but it also keeps your home safe from break-ins. Smart security systems also enable you to allow or deny visitors into your home, further reinforcing better security.  
  • Reliability and protection:

    Wireless connectivity can be of a lot of help to the elderly, young children, disabled individuals, or people suffering from an illness. People who suffer from immobility caused by health conditions or children who can’t reach switches at a height can rely on the wireless and voice-enabled technology to get tasks done around the house. 
    For instance, you have your elderly parents staying with you. They can control their room’s temperature, access the TV and lights, work the kitchen gadgets, all from the comfort of their beds or chairs. 
  • Superior comfort: 

    Smart home technology enabled with voice commands can help you adjust and manage several devices around the house like lighting, temperature, entertainment, and even the kitchen.  
    Smart refrigerators, television sets, and lighting systems are controlled with artificial intelligence (AI). They understand not only basic voice commands but also contextual commands, bringing in a more lifelike experience for the user. Settings like reading lights, night lights, party lights, etc., can transform your space with the click of a button.  
  • Cost efficiency:

    AI also helps save money by tracking usage patterns. You can check your energy consumption to ensure energy efficiency and ultimately lower your bills. Energy-efficient LED bulbs use a lot less power and have a longer life than traditional bulbs. They also use motion sensors to switch on and off automatically.  
    Similarly, smart refrigerators can help you prevent food wastage. New age refrigerators have cameras installed to help you track your food from your phone without even opening the fridge.  
  • Sustainable and green: 

    Smart thermostats or air conditioners can help you save energy. You can control the settings with a remote or adjust the temperature from your phone remotely. These devices also use motion sensors and switch off automatically when there is no one present in the room.  
    If you are concerned about the over-exhausted planet, switching to a smart home can help you contribute in small ways every day. 

Smart residential properties are the future of the world, and the sooner you hop onto the bandwagon, The sooner you can enjoy a more comfortable life. With cost and energy efficient smart home technology, you can save the planet, reduce your carbon footprint, conserve electricity, and live more securely and responsibly. So, embrace the change and make your home a smart home! 

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Founded in 2012, Piramal Realty, the real estate development arm of Piramal Group is one of India's leading developers with 17 mn sq. ft of residential and commercial under development in and around Mumbai. In 2015, Warburg Pincus and Goldman Sachs two of the world's most respected private equity investors invested $235 million dollars for a minority stake in the company. Piramal Realty aims to be the gold standard in design, quality, safety and customer centricity in both residential and commercial real estate. Piramal Realty's developments, while being cutting edge and contemporary, focus on embracing a more intuitive definition of luxury, which celebrates nature, greenery, space, light, ventilation, art, culture and community living.

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