We live in an era where everything in your home can be controlled by voice or app. It’s called the Internet of things and if you’re a tech-savvy homeowner, then transform your analog residence into a technological wonder with ModernGeneralContractor.
The modern smart home goes far beyond Google Home and Amazon Echo speakers placed around the house. It can be a complete system from lighting to door locks that lets you run everything from your smartphone or digital assistant.
If you’re thinking of remodeling your Los Angeles home, then why not deck it out with the latest technology.
Choose Your Preferred Digital Assistant
When it comes to a personal digital assistant, the main three are Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Microsoft’s Siri. While many products use multiple assistants, many do not. You’ll want to choose your preferred digital assistant based on your preferences and the brands you want to work with.
The last thing you want is using multiple assistants in your home. Why? It could be utter confusion trying to run the different smart devices. You don’t want to have your lights in your bedroom run by Alexa and the lights in the living room run by Google.
Smart Homes Add Safety and Security
There was a time if you went on vacation; the only way to fool thieves into thinking you’re home is through light timers. If you’ve seen “Home Alone,” you know this doesn’t work out so well.
With smart lights, you can turn them on anytime from wherever you are. If you’re on your way home from dinner, then turn them on when you’re a few blocks away for safety. If you’re in the Bahamas sitting on a beach, you can turn them on and off at random times and truly fool burglars.
Smart locks allow you to control who goes in and out of your house without the use of a key. If you have someone coming over to check on your home while on vacation, you can give them a one-time passcode to get in.
Many systems have cameras attached as well, so you can see who comes to your door before letting them inside. It’s unparalleled protection and security for your home.
The Internet of Things Adds Convenience
Thanks to wireless Internet there is almost nothing your smartphone or digital assistant can’t control. Smart plugs allow for even analog devices to be controlled. Do you have a large wall of electric blinds? Don’t bother getting up to push the button because it can be controlled from your phone or you can say, “Alexa, open blinds.”
There are even appliances such as ovens, refrigerators and crock pots controlled via app and assistant. You’ve seen science fiction movies where people walk into their home and just tell the house what to do. That can be you.
Digital thermostats let you control your home’s heating and cooling to such a degree that it can save you money on utility bills. It’s a win-win situation.
Smart Home Will Be The Norm
If you have new construction or are thinking of a home remodel in Los Angeles, then consider creating a smart home from scratch. We can work with you to make sure the wiring can handle the equipment and your home has the latest technology.
Modern General Contracting is your one-stop-shop for residential remodeling and construction. We’ll handle the renovations and hiring sub-contractors so you can keep living your life. For more information, please feel free to contact us today.