We are a unique species. We have built entire cities, transport that can have us across vast oceans and to the most well-hidden of gems, and vaccines, treatments, and cures of multiple diseases. We have single handedly driven forward our progression as a species without much (if any) resistance in most cases. We develop and utilise technologies of our own design constantly. The whole point of embracing technology and bringing it into the home is to make everyday life easier. This is not to say that life at home was hard before the introduction of home technologies and digital devices. What it does mean is that, through technological innovation, life at home can be more comfortable and more cruisy than ever before.
From the simple things, like sensor lights and entertainment streaming services like Netflix, to the biggest implementations like smart security systems and even home elevators, technology has well and truly found its way into the modern home. Each innovation has made life easier in some respect, particularly for individuals who live with disabilities. Of all the various technologies that have changed the world in one way or another, it is smart home technology that has arguably had the most impact to date (and will continue to have the most profound impact).
The modern homeowner or renter is paying more attention to smart home technology because of how much easier it can and does make life at home. Life in general is chaotic in this day and age, and innovations that aim to make life easier are always encouraged and more than welcomed into most homes. At the core, a home is a place that is, more or less, designed to be the most comfortable environment in a person’s life. Technology now successfully meets that premise and then even goes so far as to multiply it. Automation and advancement as a result of technological disruption are always positives when applied efficiently.
Virtual voice assistants, for example, are being introduced to more and more homes, to the point that the virtual home assistant is fast on its way to becoming a leading staple in the modern home. Voice assistants are useful for multiple reasons. First, they respond to you and can be timed to do things like dull lighting or set security system alarms. Second, virtual assistants can be and are introduced as memory-assistance tools. People set alarms, reminders, and updates and the virtual assistant memorises the update, meaning that it is safely logged for future reference.
There are the big innovations, and the small technological improvements, but all in all any type of home security is something that ought to be celebrated. We are making life easier for ourselves, and anything that can help with that is something to be appreciated. Of all the technological advancements our species has set in motion, home technology is among the most integral of them all. In this digitally-driven era, embracing innovations that make our familiar environments nicer to be a part of are genius.