Want to Be Safe against Emergencies? Live In a Smart Home

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As custom smart homes become more advanced, devices that tie into one another are being developed. A great example of an intelligent home system is the Nest thermostat. This device allows your home to control the temperature through voice and touch, along with whatever other devices you decide to connect to it.

When setting up a smart home, you’ll need at least one device to link everything together. The hub will do this and connect all your other devices. To control the hub and your other devices, you’ll need something like the Amazon Echo or Google Home (assuming either of these already aren’t integrated with your existing innovative home system). You can easily connect your devices with a voice-control device by talking to them.

We’re only just beginning to understand how much custom smart homes can do for us. They don’t just keep you safe and can even save you money through their ability to learn your habits and adapt automatically. There are other ways custom smart homes can aid your daily life.

They Contact Emergency Help for You

In an emergency, custom smart homes have technology that keeps you safe. For example, LifeAlert has been using a remote control as a safety device for years. While you can download an app on your phone as an emergency call device, having your phone handy is also helpful.

Many devices offer similar services to LifeAlert, such as Lifeline and GreatCall. These gadgets give you access to agents who can arrange emergency services for you and are light enough to carry around in an emergency. They usually have built-in GPS services, which can be helpful for seniors going on the road.

Smartwatches are like personal safety monitors on your wrist for the trendier out there. Some wearables give you the option of calling for help, using a built-in app or even tapping into a mobile network if you need to. This is primarily an option for the more tech-savvy of our readers, but your smartwatch can make phone calls and track your GPS if you need help — all while looking stylish.

They Monitor Your Home

Custom smart home devices can monitor your house for non-human threats as well. Chief among these is a smoke detector. Smoke detectors may warn of fire, but all they do is make that horrible blaring squeal. Along with loudly alerting you to smoke, the alarm will notify your phone and any other device connected to the hub. 

If you have a smart home fire detector, say goodbye to annoying, low-battery chirps since you can monitor several aspects directly from the app. 

Other alarms will watch for carbon monoxide or warn you of inclement weather as well. However, if you’re not willing to replace your current smoke detection system, you can also set up an alarm listener connected to your home’s smoke alarm frequency. The listener is triggered when the alarm goes off, notifying you of the alarm.

Flood and leak sensors are other significant categories in smart home monitoring. This makes sense since water damage costs Americans more than $10 billion each year. The sooner you’re aware of the leak or flooding, the sooner you can fix it, and minor water damage is done to your home. As soon as these devices detect a leak or moisture, you’ll get an alert on your phone.

Know More about Custom Smart Homes Now

As technology in custom smart homes advances, let us maximize how it can help the elderly with daily tasks and emergencies. That way, they feel safe and ready to take on an ever-evolving digital world even into their twilight years!

Contact Smart Homes Pro for more helpful information on custom smart homes! The most important thing for us is understanding your needs and requirements to tailor the custom solution specifically for you. We provide you, our customer, with a unique, one-of-a-kind custom smart home solution that is easy to use, built to last, designed to be scaled, and most importantly, will improve your overall experience and elevate your lifestyle! Reach out to us for a free consultation!