The advent of smart security technology means that you can keep your property safe, while also being able to open and close your home with a push of a button. Thanks to this increase in technology, you have improved control, so if you want to open your door at a specific time (perhaps to let in your housekeeper or the dog walker), you can do so without having to worry about leaving spare keys lying around.
Until very recently, if you wanted to know who was at the door when the doorbell rang, your best bet was to find a nearby window and try to slyly peek through the curtains without being detected. But with the swift rise of the smart doorbell, quietly sneaking around your own home is thankfully a thing of the past. A smart doorbell is an internet-connected doorbell that notifies a smartphone or other electronic device of a homeowner when a guest arrives at the entrance of the door. It activates when the guest presses the button of the doorbell or alternatively when the doorbell senses a guest with its built-in motion sensors.
The smart home used to be the stuff of science fiction. Moviegoers watched as Tony Stark controlled his mansion with nothing more than his voice, or wished they could have the type of technology that made Batman’s life so amazing. These days, you don’t have to be a billionaire business owner or an eccentric crime fighter to create the ultimate smart home – tools like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and the Apple Home Kit have put home automation within reach of nearly anyone.
DMX512, or DMX as it is commonly known as, is a standard for digital communication networks commonly used in stage lighting and effects. What’s really interesting, however, is how DMX lighting technology is currently being applied in homes, particularly home theaters. You can have a projection system and tiered seating, but once you add specialty rope lighting, you elevate your space from a place where you go to watch movies, to a true in-home version of a movie theater.
Most drivers can easily quote the current price of gas, and how many miles per gallon their car averages. But, if you’re a homeowner, a more important number to know is the price of keeping your house powered up. That’s because your car’s not the place where most of your fuel funds are going.
But what happens after the initial installation? One thing you may not consider is what it will take to keep your home in working order and performing optimally for you.
I’ll be totally honest. I can’t tell you exactly what a smart home would cost you. There are simply too many variables. What I can do is break down the process and identify some of the elements that will ultimately determine the cost of your project. This will give you a better sense of the type of smart home you may want to pursue.