5 Must-Have Smart Home Features of 2018

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Did you know that smart homes are on the rise? According to recent research, over 50% of people are interested in a smart home. Convenience, security, and peace-of-mind are the leading factors for why more and more people are integrating smart products and services into their homes.

Below is a list of the most popular smart home integrations of 2018.

1. Motorized Shades

Natural daylight is an integral part of any well-designed space, mostly due to its ability to greatly influence the way you feel. Crisp morning light clears away the cobwebs and creates a new day. Soft, warm sunlight urges us to relax and unwind. AHT’s luxury motorized shading solutions seek to harness that emotional power.

There is no need to sacrifice your distinct sense of style with automated window shades. You can choose from a broad array of motorized blinds and shades of colors and fabrics to complement and enhance your house’s appearance.

2. Smart Thermostats

Controlling and regulating the heating, ventilation and air conditioning throughout a luxury home is a unique challenge. Rooms of varying sizes and functions behave differently to one another in terms of heat retention and air circulation, and changing seasons and environmental pressures add yet more variables. So how do you make somewhere as diverse as a home as uniformly comfortable as possible?

With smart thermostats, you can manage your house’s temperature remotely, warming up the house before you arrive home or setting it to “Vacation” mode while you’re away. It may even lower your annual energy bills and help to reduce your carbon footprint.

3. Automated Door Locks

A smart lock frequently complements a traditional front door deadbolt. It enables you to unlock your front door without a key, lock and unlock it remotely, as well as receive alerts about who is entering and exiting your home.

Let’s not forget about the home protection that a smart lock provides, either. A smart lock can be paired with a video surveillance camera and security system to deliver continuous home monitoring.

4. Smart Lights

Beautifully designed lighting can make you fall in love with a space. But it’s not only about anesthetics: a modern household has to fulfill a multitude of functions, from lighting a home office to creating a comfortable environment for the family, to transforming an area into a fabulous entertainment space. Smart lighting can provide all of this while ensuring your home remains energy efficient.

5. Voice Control

Think of a voice control device as your very own personal assistant. The system responds to your voice commands, making it easy to do anything from order groceries to schedule appointments.

Voice control is also proving to be exceedingly valuable to users with disabilities, helping them accomplish many home tasks that they otherwise would be unable to complete on their own, like controlling the lights, thermostat, security system, and window treatments.

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