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Matt, The Cool Roofing CompanyMay 2, 20172 min read

Are Smart Homes Becoming A Reality in Florida?

Technology has developed rapidly over the last couple of years. New and improved products with the aim to make daily activities easier for us are constantly hitting the marketplace. New “smart” technology is being incorporated into our everyday lives, so much so that houses are now being made with it. SMART stands for "Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology," it monitors and analyzes hard drives and notifies you of any problem.

Flat design style modern vector illustration concept of smart house technology system with centralized control of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, security locks and video surveillance, energy savings and efficiency. Isolated on white background.Smart homes are defined by their ability to provide owners with an advanced automation system, allowing them to monitor and control their homes inside and from a distance. The system works over the internet and can control all the functions applied through a tablet, a computer or phone whether you are at home, at work or at the airport. Lighting, temperature, multi-media, security, window and door operations are just a few features that can be controlled through this system.

No more worries

If you are at work or away on vacations you do not need to worry whether you have turned off the stove, locked the door or if your home is being intruded by a burglar. Your smart home will take care of all of this. In case of a fire, a smart home has the ability to:

  • Detect fire and alert you
  • Unlock the doors
  • Light the path to outside
  • Call the fire department while you make your way to safety

Time saver

Smart homes have the capability to make various aspects of your life more convenient by:

  • Controlling technologies such as lights, entertainment, washing machine, and thermostat
  • Feeding the dog
  • Watering plants
  • Having the refrigerator suggest menus, healthy alternatives and order groceries

The future of Smart homes

Most existing homes have built-in features, like a smart-hub control or add-on features, such as a connected home theater. In this case they are not recognized as smart homes even though they contain many automated built-in features.

In Florida, the home construction industry is growing, giving the smart home market a chance. The price of the new “smart” wiring has not stopped the growth of the smart home market. According to ABI Research over 1.5 million smart homes systems are installed in the United States.

Florida along with Texas is the smart-security stronghold. Security systems, thermostats and lighting automation are the three main functions homeowners are looking for in a smart home. Realtors are getting educated about smart home technology and are encouraging new home owners to have at least some form of smart system installed in older homes.

Looking at the consumers' growing need for security and luxury there is no doubt that smart homes are the future of Florida.