The modern world is filled with buzzwords, and one you might have heard is the Internet of Things, or IoT for short. What exactly is IoT, and how does it relate to home building?
As it turns out, it might play an important role in not only the future of your custom home, but your day to day life.
What Is the Internet of Things and What Does It Have to Do With Custom Home Building?
Simply put, the Internet of Things is a network of everyday devices that are interconnected by the internet. Essentially, it is a network of smart devices.
These smart devices are becoming more and more varied. Thermostat, refrigerator, Bluetooth light bulbs, security, entertainment, water heater, door locks, and even your bathroom scale — all of these smart devices and more can be connected to form an IoT. This makes your home into a Smart Home.
It isn’t difficult to see how this will change modern homebuilding. Today’s custom homes can be tailored to automatically keep you comfortable, secure, and convenience, while eliminating much of your effort and making your home more efficient at the same time.
SAFER, GREENER, MORE COST-EFFECTIVE
Other developments in the IoT can have the potential to make smart houses greener and cheaper to run than conventional housing. Water- and energy-monitoring devices may soon help homeowners optimize consumption. This can lead to lower bills and a reduced carbon footprint.
Homes are going to continue to become smarter and smarter as the Internet of Things expands and refines. By building the latest IoT components into your home today, you position yourself to better take advantage of emerging technologies tomorrow.
Growing technology, increased internet bandwidth, lack of time – With all of this coming into play, it seems like the time is right for the IoT to mature and find its way into more and more of our daily life. These new gadgets are making lives safer and easier, and at the same time making our new homes greener and more efficient.