Most homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of the possibilities that smart home technology can open up. They are beginning to understand the myriad of ways that a fully automated smart home, such as a system from KNX, DALI or Control4, can make homeowners’ lives easier, improve their property’s safety and even cut down their overall household spending. Technology like smart lights, smart door locks, smart thermostats and smart window blinds can all contribute to an improved home experience.
This may still seem daunting to many homeowners who might consider themselves to be technologically illiterate though. Older generations, in particular, to whom using smart devices is not second nature, may find these features somewhat intimidating. However, you do not have to be a tech wizard in order to enjoy a fully automated smart home. You do not have to get your head around complex systems. Nor do you have to fiddle about with a series of remotes or buttons. Most of these devices can be easily controlled simply by the sound of your voice.
Voice control assistants are allowing many homeowners to control all of their smart home devices from one single accessory. A device such as Amazon Echo can act as your very own digital personal assistant. If correctly set up and connected to a wireless network, it can respond to queries from homeowners. You are able to ask it to increase the heating, dim the lights or even draw the blinds. It can digitally communicate with the smart devices around your home, giving them commands in response to your voice.
There is not a single household that would be unable to enjoy the benefits of this. The average home could become more streamlined with this technology, ensuring you are not wasting time on chores that your house can perform for you. However, elderly people or those living with disabilities are sure to benefit from this the most. The ease with which they can use a fully automated smart home, such as a system from Control4, can make their lives significantly simpler. It allows the home itself to perform tasks that may have previously been strenuous, even dangerous.