These days there’s “smart” everything: smart cars, smart phones, and yes, smart homes. Never heard of that last one? Well, it’s not a new concept. You’re proud, you are independent, and you want to keep living in your own home, or find a home you can safely live in; right? This is where good advice, good planning, and home automation come in. The most important value in any kind of technology is that it can allow or empower you to do what you want to do, or to keep doing it. This is what ‘smart’ homes allow you to do!
There are two basic forms of home automation I’d like to tell you about: embedded health systems and private health networks. The first integrates computer technology in furniture, appliances, and even clothing. Data is collected and analyzed, and the results could conceivably lead to disease diagnoses or recognize health risks. The second, private health networks, use wireless technology to connect to portable devices and store data in household databases. Each offers certain unique advantages…
The two major advantages of technology-enabled smart homes are that you can stay in your home, and do so in safety. The only answer to assisted living or care doesn’t have to be the one that says move out of your home, and into a facility.
The technology in smart homes allows you to retain your vitality and independence by doing anything from putting emergency assistance systems and alerts in place, to providing additional security, to monitoring your physical condition. Your security is comes from knowing that help is always close by. Better still, some systems allow family members to monitor how you’re doing by simply using the Internet.
Whether you’re thinking of making your home into a ‘smart’ home, want to move into one, are selling one, or are someone who just needs good real estate advice, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.