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More time to enjoy and relax in life is high on appeal


What is a Smart Home?

With advancements in home design, many people have begun to see the potential of living within fully automated homes. The desire to have a hand in the full control of every aspect of the home controlled remotely from a smart device or central hub has seen a dramatic increase over the last few years, and in bespoke new build developments, it could be the future new normal.

With over 70% of people in the UK currently owning as little as two smart products at a time, the outlook of owning a smart home that takes care of so many areas providing more time to enjoy and relax in life is certainly high on appeal.

How Do They Work?

When you choose to have a smart home system in the home, you are installing an interconnected network that remotely controls devices within the property. This is achieved through the use of Bluetooth or wifi connection and a smart device to control them.

Many appliances can be linked to smart home systems ranging from smart locks, video doorbells, thermostats, alarms and cameras to bulbs, plugs, speakers and light switches to kitchen appliances, hoovers and TVs.

How Do They Benefit?

The desire to have everything at the touch of a button makes things a lot easier in the home, but there are many benefits people discover by having their new build developments fully automated.

For starters, there is a reduction in your home’s energy usage which averages around 30%, meaning around £450 or more can be saved. It is also high on satisfaction rate, especially when it comes to security as burglars are more inclined to avoid smart homes that have an alarm and video cameras.

Smart home design is all about peace of mind, and providing proper protections are in place to ensure it cannot be hacked, a smart home can be the big difference in independence, ease and increased savings.

Discussing Your Ideal Requirements

When discussing with property developers about the scale of your smart home, you can determine exactly what you want to achieve and how it can all play into the design.

Key areas that people want from their homes are the same as every other kind of development – Security, lower bills, entertainment and quality of life. Security can come in the forms of smart security systems, garage doors and video doorbells. Energy-saving measures can be implemented through smart thermostats, bulbs and smart plugs; Entertainment can be via smart TV, speakers and even universal remotes whilst an easier life can be attained through smart blinds, light switches and kitchen appliances operated all from the touch of a button.

For a discussion about making your future home development the ultimate in comfort from style and design to the smartest technological advancements, contact the team at Virtu Homes.

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