Making the Upgrade to Smart Home Technology

Posted by Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union on May 3, 2019 10:37:40 AM

Smart home technology is everywhere--and it offers a number of key advantages to many people. As you make decisions about what you want for your home, have you considered the benefits of smart home technology? Consider these key suggestions that could improve your life and make your home more comfortable than ever. 

 

1. Video Doorbells

Whether you're home or not, it's always good to know who's at the door when they come knocking. Video doorbells connect directly to your phone, allowing you to see exactly who's at the door. If you aren't home, you can let delivery people know where to leave packages; if you are, you can let your visitor know it will be just another minute before you can come to the door. With your video doorbell, you'll always know who has come to visit. 

2. Smart Thermostats

When you aren't home, you don't want to waste energy heating and cooling your home. Maybe you like to change the temperature at certain times of the day, allowing it to drop a few degrees when you're on your way to bed for a better night's sleep. With a smart thermostat, you can set your thermostat to change at specific times of the day so that you can always enjoy the ideal temperature. Some models even allow you to change the temperature from your phone when you're away from home!

 

3. Smart Alarms

You know the importance of keeping a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Smart alarms, however, take those familiar pieces of technology to the next level. With your smart alarm, you'll get a notice on your phone when your alarm goes off--the perfect way to keep track of what's going on at home even when you aren't there. 

 

4. Smart Locks

Tired of forgetting your keys and ending up locked out of the house? Want to be able to let friends and family members in from anywhere when they come to visit? Smart locks take the hassle out of traditional key entry. With many locks, you can set specific pass codes for different individuals, set temporary permissions, and track who has come and gone within your home: the ideal solution for many individuals. 

Are you still trying to do it all on your own, without the advantages of smart technology? It's time to upgrade! With all the smart technology available on the market, you can streamline your life and make it easier to take care of many of the tasks you handle every day.

Topics: My House & Home, Spring 19 Newsletter