While smart home technology may still seem like science fiction to some people, the truth of the matter is that it’s here and it’s going to be going mainstream this year. Even with as popular as it’s becoming, there are still plenty of myths that surround this technology. Let’s take a look and see if we can dispel a few of them.
Home Automation Is Only For Computer Geniuses
This is a myth that does have grounding in reality. It used to be that the only people who could really make a smart home were millionaire tech geniuses with tons of spare money and time on their hands. That is simply no longer the case in today’s streamlined world. There are millions of people who have smart homes, and the majority of them get it simply because of how convenient and secure it is. The entire tech industry is going towards making things easier to use, and the smart home industry is no different.
It’s Complicated to Set Up
It is true that setting up a smart home system can be an incredibly complex process, the truth of the matter is that you don’t have to. There are plenty of professional installers available that can configure your devices and hook them up exactly how you want them. This isn’t to say you aren’t welcome to set up your home yourself, but never fear calling in a professional. They’ll generally be able to do it much quicker than you would, and while they do cost money, you’ll find that them doing it saves you a ton of headache and a ton of time which makes them a good investment.
The Myth That It’s Hard to Manage
Once you’ve gotten the smart home set up, you may think that it’s a hassle to continuously update and replace different devices as they become outdated. Like other myths, this does have a grain of truth to it. Technology is constantly improving and there are numerous updates that come with smart home devices. The easiest solution to this problem is getting a single platform and an app connected to the cloud to make things all manageable from one location. You don’t have to worry about constantly configuring each device perfectly to work with the others, and when updates do come out, it can be done all at once without any hassle.
The Myth That It’s Expensive To Have a Smart Home
The whole point of having a smart home is to make you more efficient. There are numerous ways having a smart home will save you money. Having a smart lighting system that turns off when you aren’t using the light saves you tons of electricity. There are numerous other electrical and heating systems that smart technology can control. In addition to that, smart homes systems are a great way to ensure that your property stays safe with a home security system. When it comes to smart homes, make sure you understand the difference between the myths and reality.
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