Benefits of a Smart Home
Smart home technology is being utilized more and more within homes, for various reasons. Whether just one device or an entire network, consumers are taking advantage of its many features and capabilities to protect their homes, property, and loved ones.
Below are some common smart home technology benefits, such as remote monitoring, customization, wellness and safety check-ins.
Conveniently Protect Your Home and Belongings
From Wi-Fi-equipped smoke detectors to plugs with auto turn-offs, smart homes — with their always-on connectivity and notifications systems — allow consumers to quickly respond to the unexpected. From smart security systems and speakers to lighting and TVs, linking these connected devices can improve a home’s productivity. Integrating smart home products and systems also provides invaluable peace of mind.
Keep an Eye on Your Kids, Pets, and Aging Parents
Video monitoring, motion detection, and smart locks on the door can help you keep tabs on your middle-schooler when he or she is home alone. You can also check in with an older or sick loved one whom you're caring for, or even tell your pup to get down from the couch through a device's speaker.
Lower Your Energy Bills
If making your home a bit "greener" is important to you, consider it one of the top benefits of smart home systems. Smart thermostats and smart lighting can help you use energy more efficiently by automatically adjusting or switching off when there is no one in that part of the home. Managing utilities such as heating, cooling, and lighting can save on energy costs. Smart systems; can help you avoid leaving lights on in the garage overnight and lower your heat while you’re not home.
Answer the Door from Anywhere
Smart doorbells and locks alert you on your smartphone when someone is at your door. You can even speak to visitors through the doorbell system by talking into your smartphone. So, whether you're at work, shopping for groceries, or enjoying that long-awaited, you'll have peace of mind knowing you can be "virtually" present when the doorbell rings.
Save Money on Insurance
Smart home technology offers so many great safety and security benefits, which is why American Family Insurance offers discounts of up to 5% on homeowner’s insurance to tech-savvy folks who use qualifying smart devices and systems in their homes. Examples include thermostats, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, motion detectors, moisture and humidity sensors, and security systems that use smart, connected technology. Learn more about our smart home discount, or speak to your American Family agent today to find out how to qualify for smart home technology discounts.
Activating only when motion is detected, this technology saves time, battery life, memory, storage, and energy. Regardless of whether you’re home or away, it notifies of possible suspicious activity within your home or around outdoor areas.
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