Intelligent Home Technology Provides Endless Opportunities for Architects and Designers

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Convenience, comfort, and control are the main homeowner benefits when incorporating a smart home system. While this is important, this is not what inspires interior designers and architects to build a better home. Smart home technology should stretch the imagination of architects and designers. It should act as a new toolbox that has endless possibilities. Smart home technology should bring …

Three Eco-Friendly and Pet Friendly Smart Home Device Startups in 2018

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More and more homeowners are becoming comfortable with connected technology to control and manage their living environments. Lights, shades and climate control are the core eco-friendly systems in a home that have gained popularity in recent years. Now, a new generation of smart devices are being developed to push the envelope further in smart home technology. Below are three new …

5 Ways Smart Home Connected Devices Are Changing Your Life

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The modern connected home is powered by a network. The network is what enables communication to be transmitted between all connected devices which enables a home to be “smarter’ and more efficient. The ability to autonomously control a home based on temperature, living habits and even the position of the sun enables a homeowner to have more peace of mind …

Google Project Sunroof: Calculate Solar Power Costs and Savings Easily

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Solar power is an abundant, low carbon source of electricity, but historically it has been more expensive than traditional electricity. With solar costs dropping dramatically, many people are starting to ask: does solar power make sense on my rooftop? In my town or state? Since its initial launch in 2015, Project Sunroof has used imagery from Google Maps and Google …

8 Future Tech Innovations That Will Change The Way We Live

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There is little doubt that advances in science and technology will have a major effect on housing, transport, work, shopping and our diet. A recent study was put together by Vodafone and YouGov.  They surveyed nearly 13,000 adults in 14 countries about their perception of the future. The results revealed that people of all ages think that technological innovation will have the most …

The State of Home Automation: The Driving Force Behind the Global Demand

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Across the world, home automation solutions are increasingly in demand.  Nations from North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific are continuing to see a high growth rate for home automation services. Additionally, home automation systems have evolved over the years to offer complete home care and management solutions that not only help reduce a consumer’s overall power consumption, but …

Research Suggest Smart Homes will Become Smarter in the Years Ahead

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A new report from Juniper Research, a research and analytical firm that services the global hi-tech communications sector, forecasts that smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021, representing an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016. The new research, Smart Home Markets: Entertainment, Monitoring, Automation, Health, Metering, Appliances 2017-2021, found …

Smart Irrigation and Garden Control with Crestron Automation

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Smart home technology is flourishing, and the luxurious lawns that enhance outdoor living spaces also hold enormous potential when it comes to convenience and creating a smarter home. Companies like GreenIQ, an Internet of Things startup and wireless irrigation control producer, are diving head first into the luxury residential market by providing smart gardening and irrigation systems.  By joining forces …

Home Automation Interests Varies Between Gender and Age

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In 2016, the National Smart Home Survey reported that awareness and interest in the smart home of today varies enormously on age and gender of prospective buyers. The report  provides extensive information that might help builders, contractors and realtors successfully target more buying clients. Younger Buyers Want Conservation and Low Utilities People surveyed under the age of 30 displayed much …

Tesla’s Powerwall: Home Automation and Green Energy Redefined

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Elon Musk and his team of engineers at Tesla may have  designed the product of the century with the launch of a new revolutionary battery for residential and commercial use – the Powerwall. One of the benefits of home automation has always been green technology, and AHT has several projects already planned to incorporate Tesla’s Powerwall for power management.  It’s …