What would be the ideal way to self-isolate during the global pandemic?

Well, we can guess that most people would rather cozy up in a serene location that has all the amenities - electricity, internet, and maybe an entertainment system.

Enthusiasts might take it a tad bit further, to choose a place where - the thermostat automatically adjusts itself to the perfect temperature. So they don't get to leave the bed all-day, with voice-controlled LED lights and doors that unlock themselves through your smartphone, because who goes around carrying a key these days? The plain truth is all these features we have just mentioned, and a lot more is what constitutes a smart home. 



Now that we have all that out of the way, you may be asking yourself - What are the benefits of building a smart home? In this post, we answer this question. We also delve into the details on why it makes so much sense nowadays to build a smart home.

Benefits of building a smart home

Let us take a quick detour before we go into the benefits of building a Smart home and actually define a smart home system. It generally refers to a collection of devices, appliances, or systems connected to a network that can be controlled for various functions in a house. 

You may be thinking that features like this in any home are far-fetched and very expensive. Let us start by saying that this is not the case, advances in technology have seen companies like HDL provide high quality and affordable smart home devices for practically all kinds of homes. That said, we would now get into details of the benefits of building a smart home.

1. Convenience & Comfort

Picture a stressful day at the job, at the end of which all you want to do is just go home and relax to the perfect ambiance. Smart home automation lets you adjust the thermostat or the lighting to your preferred setting while still at work so you can just come home to that soothing environment. The convenience of having all your smart appliances controlled from a single platform like a smartphone or an interface device makes building a smart home a no-brainer.



2. Safety concerns

For most people, the safety of loved ones and property is always paramount. What better way to secure the things you hold dear than with the implementation of cutting edge technology in the form of smart home automation. From proximity sensors embedded in motion detection devices to help keep an eye on the kids, to state of the art alarm systems offering real-time monitoring of the entire home, Smart home is the way to go.

3. Efficient utilization of appliances

By building a smart home, you become poised to get the best out of all your home appliances. Since smart home appliances utilize the Internet of Things (IoT), devices can share actionable information with one another, which helps in improving the overall user experience and efficiency of your devices.

4. Overall cost savings

The use of smart home automation helps in reducing costs in the long run.

For example, energy cost is reduced if the system automatically turns off the air conditioner, humidifier, or the lights when not in use. The system can assist with predictive maintenance on appliances by notifying the homeowner of sub-optimal performances and potential faults of any of the devices they own.

5. It is just very cool to own one

At the risk of sounding shallow, we would go ahead and say that building a smart home is an ego boost at the very least. Imagine having some friends over to watch a fight, and while making dinner you quickly ask your Alexa enabled smart oven - what the best temperature to heat up popcorn? Only for Alexa to easily respond with the answer. How awesome does that sound? Well, this and a lot me are some of the numerous benefits of building a smart home.

In today's world, technology keeps pushing the limit in our quest to attain the best things in life. Smart home automation takes us one step closer, and with companies like HDL smart home and their vast line-up of lights, sensors, gateways, UI's, etc., all of your smart home automation needs are catered for.



HDL automation is an integrated smart home automation company based in Guangzhou China, dedicated to providing industry-leading standard smart home devices and services. Their presence in over 100 countries globally and robust portfolio guarantees the best solution when building a smart home for residential, commercial, or hospitality end-use.