FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL BROKER, JP Capital Realty
A smart home is any house that uses automation to make living and working more comfortable, convenient, efficient, and enjoyable.
Modern smart homes have gadgets like smart locks with video doorbells and smart thermostats. Automations can be found in all parts of the home, from security cameras to voice-activated light bulbs, to appliances like refrigerators that detect when food is running low.
Automations are features that can be activated to make life easier, such as providing the ability to turn on air conditioning before you get home so the house is cool for your arrival, or having curtains set to automatically open in the morning.
While any home can be set up with smart devices, new homes now include many built-in smart features. These may include refrigerators, doorbells, security systems, sound systems, and so on—all controlled through smartphones or tablet apps or control panels in the home.
Homes with advanced automations may include blackout shades, smart door stations, motion detectors, in-ceiling speakers, drop-down movie screens, 4K surveillance systems, web smart gigabit network switches, gigabit VPN routers, and more.
There are three main disadvantages:
Most people believe the advantages of smart features greatly outweigh the disadvantages. We are a busy, over-stressed culture, and anything that makes life easier and convenient appeals to most of us. And, in the pursuit of leveraging time to be more efficient and productive, we find automations to be our allies.
Undoubtedly, more and more automations will come to be standard issue in new homes and expected upgrades in older homes, especially those being purchased by millennials and Gen Zs.
JP Capital Realty specializes in helping people buy and sell homes in Laureate Park and greater Lake Nona, where properties with state-of-the-art automations are common. Looking to buy a new house or sell yours? Call JP at 407-962-6888.