5 Myths About Smart Homes

5 Myths About Smart Homes

Monday, 30 March 2020 19:23

We are living in unprecedented times. With the recent rise in unemployment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of many people is uncertain. The economy has suffered a tremendous blow over the course of the past few months, which could breed desperation amongst those who have lost jobs and are struggling to get by. This has the potential to lead to higher crime rates and increased safety concerns for many communities. 

During the stay at home orders, we have seen just how beneficial technology can be. It has been a lifeline for many in the midst of the isolation and unknowns of tomorrow. Smart homes have been a fairly recent technological advancement. A smart home is a home that incorporates technological devices into certain elements, allowing the person who resides there to stay more connected and informed even when they are away. Lights that can be turned on and off with a smartphone and a thermostat that can be controlled remotely are just a couple of examples of smart technology that exists. 

 

There are some common misconceptions regarding smart homes that may cause confusion and even fear among those who aren’t familiar with the idea. We will explore a few of these myths in this article.

5 Myths About Smart Homes

1) Smart Homes are Expensive

Who needs all of that expensive technology in a house? While the initial investments may be higher than other home products on the market, smart home technology can actually lead to significant cost savings over time. That is not to say there is no upfront costs, but there are several ways smart homes can help save money over time:

  • Keeping the lights off
  • Using energy-efficient lighting and bulbs
  • Efficiently heating and cooling your home
  • Keeping you from opening the refrigerator as frequently
  • Raising the property value

If you are planning on living in your home for some time, consider investing in smart home technology to reduce your energy consumption and improve its value.

2) Smart Homes are Difficult to Operate

You may be intimidated by the thought of managing smart home technology, but in truth, most of the applications are relatively simple to use. You do not have to be proficient in your technical expertise to make full use of your smart home. If you need help, you can always contact Integrity Security.

3) Smart Homes are Pointless and Gimmicks

Smart home technology may seem silly. Why do you need your refrigerator to talk to you? We have already discussed how the technology can reduce your energy consumption and expenses. Security applications can help you keep up with your loved ones and make the most of your security system. It gives you the ability to make sure your home is well lit and warm when your spouse or children arrive at home, while ensuring no uninvited guests can easily get inside.

4) Smart Homes Spy on You

You certainly need to read the terms and conditions for all smart home products; however, most will provide you with settings to make sure the tech is not listening when you do not want it to be. Companies have gone to great lengths to ensure they can prove their devices afford you the privacy you want.

5) Smart Homes Aren’t for Me

You and your family may not need smart home technology, but it is important to talk to the experts before you write it off entirely.

At Integrity Security, our primary concern is helping you protect what matters most – your family and your property. Smart home technology can go a long way toward making sure your family is safe, reducing your energy consumption, and providing peace-of-mind. If you would like to know more about smart homes contact Integrity Security today.