These days, the advancement of technology is fast. It seems that tech companies are pumping out one innovation after another. It’s crazy to think that only ten years ago Twitter was merely beginning and smartphones were just catching on. How have you been handling all the change? Are you someone who stands in line to get the next biggest thing, do you shy away from tech because you just don’t feel savvy enough, or are you somewhere in between? Most people tend to land in the middle–curious and eager, but a little hesitant to dive in right away. Today’s big thing is smart home technology. Do you want to embrace its incredible lifestyle benefits? Take our quiz to find out if you’re ready for the latest in home automation.
1. Do you own a smartphone or tablet?
Yes: Perfect. You’re in good shape to get started with smart home technology. Did you know you can lock your doors or adjust your thermostat while snuggled in bed? Can you imagine your window shades moving to the ideal positions automatically on a schedule while you go about your life? With your smartphone or tablet, you can make these things happen. Once you experience the convenience of home automation, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!
No: Seriously? If your answer is no, then you might be the next Rip Van Winkle. Did you just wake up to find everyone carrying around these crazy devices? Well, then, welcome to 2016! You should get one!
2. Are you employing a personal assistant?
Yes: Talk about living the dream! Life’s chaos makes most of our to-do lists longer than the terms and conditions we blindly accept when we download new apps (because, come on, who really has time to read them). So, as your assistant hands you your organic chicken waldorf salad for lunch, just know that most of us dream about passing off some of our daily tasks while we scarf down a peanut butter sandwich–yeah, just peanut butter because buying jelly is on that to-do list.
No: Thought so. Having a personal assistant is a dream, but probably not one that will become a reality anytime soon, right? Enter smart home technology. It’s just like having a personal assistant. It takes care of lots of piddly tasks so you don’t have to, and you can always check in. On your favorite device, you can access live video from your security camera to see how Fluffy is handling being home alone today, or see whether your shades are open or closed. One tap on your PowerView app lowers them to keep the sun out during the hottest part of the day or to shield Fluffy from all the foot traffic on the other side of the window that’s making her go nuts. Smart home technology will give you a sense of security and comfort like you’ve never known before, and it’ll free up some of your time. Sounds like a win-win to us!
3. Is bluetooth a part of your everyday life?
Yes: Then you’re ready for home automation! How can we be so sure? If you’re already enjoying bluetooth, then we know using smart home technology will be a breeze for you. You probably have a number of devices that connect and use bluetooth. Isn’t it exciting to think that you could actually connect and harmonize your whole home? Security, media, appliances, window coverings, and more can work in sync and be controlled from anywhere, anytime.
No: Well, it should be! Bluetooth is simple to use and adds safety and convenience to your life. Stream music to a wireless speaker, talk on your phone in the car, pair a wireless mouse with your laptop…there are so many possibilities.
4. Do you already have some smart home technology?
Yes: Then you know how amazing smart home technology is, and what a drastic impact it can have on your life. You probably also know the big names in home integration systems, like The Nest and Logitech’s Harmony. They’ve designed their systems to give you a lifestyle of ease and convenience like no other. Did you know that PowerView motorization can connect to your home automation system? Do you have your blinds and shades integrated? If not, then you should! The features and benefits for your home and life are beyond compare.
No: That’s okay. You’re in good company. If you’re like most people, you just don’t know where to start. Check out this article from PCMag; it’s a beginner’s guide to smart home technology. We bet you’ll find that it’s not so scary and much easier than you thought.
Smart Home Technology–Start Today
Why wait any longer to experience the benefits, ease, and convenience that smart home technology can offer you and your home? Now’s the time to dive in and embrace the life-changing innovations of home automation. We know you won’t regret it. So, if you’re ready, our team can help! Our experts can give you the latest information about home integration systems that’ll put you in complete control of your home. You can have the energy-efficiency, UV protection, and light and privacy control you’ve always wanted at the touch of a button. Contact our team at Bazaar Home Decorating for a free, in-home consultation today.