So here's the benefits, what it costs, and the concerns people have over smart homes.
The three main benefits that consumers of smart homes get are: time, money, and control. Time meaning that smart home innovations are convenient for consumers such as devices coming along with an app that you can get which closes the garage door (for example). Saving money is an obvious factor for pursuing a smart home. Devices that are energy efficient or that simply help save money are big pluses and basically the main reason why so many people are going for smart home devices. Smart thermostats or lights that dim, help save lots of money in the electricity bills. The last reason is control, which simply means for devices that have the capability of protection. An example would be a doorbell camera where you can see who's at the door or let someone in.
One of the struggles that exist when it comes to smart homes is figuring out which is better; buying a house that's already considered a smart home or buying and installing the products. In all honestly, neither is better, they're both good options but it all just depends on the budget. More importantly it depends on what you feel/want. Some people go all out with the smart home devices but others just simply get one device like a smart thermostat.
With all these benefits, there's still some concerns out there regarding the products. For one, people need to acknowledge that not every smart home device connects to each other and because of that, it can become overwhelming for people trying to pick out what they need. Another concern is, is it even safe? Just like mobile banking, it simply takes time for people to get accustomed and gain confidence in the products offered.
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Til Next Time,