Trends in Home Technology

VoIP (pronounced Voice over IP) refers to making phone calls using your high-speed internet connection. This technology is gaining ground very quickly, as new users are finding it’s 50-75% cheaper the comparable standard phone service and congress is standing behind the technology, for the time being, no taxes or laws to mess it up – yet… The a grab? Several more factors in losing your dial tone: Power outages, internet downtime, and equipment failures are simply a couple of issues you may encounter using VoIP. Moreover, if you’re dropping the conventional phone line, and you’ve got a security system you’ll require a mobile or radio back up for security reasons.

Retrofit home theaters. With the expense of movie tickets approaching $10, it makes it quite expensive for families to enjoy snacks and movies in the theater. There are new methods and processes to put in a home theater on your current home. Lots of the procedures are for noise reduction, so you don’t have harmonic vibrations in the house, or frighten your neighbors. Living in a townhouse, row house, or other multiplex houses, you can now “pump up the volume” with others!

Security Cameras. Many cities now require visual verification before dispatching emergency services. Approximately 9 out of 10 alarms are false. Cameras in the house can quickly verify that the alert is truly triggered by a burglary. Moreover, many new parents are currently installing cameras to check in on their kids while they’re away to guarantee safety.

Home Offices. Today an increasing number of people telecommute. The motives may vary- but the simple fact is home offices are now becoming a requirement for many homeowners. Appropriate planning can give you all of the technology you need in a new home or a remodel. If you’re ready to begin considering your custom workspace, then keep the following in mind: your personal work style; crucial services like Internet & phone; and office needs like printing, wireless networks, file storage, and audio distribution.

Lighting Controls. Reputable lighting control was reserved for the wealthy. The rest of us were reduced to live with no light control or unreliable X-10 technology. In the past few years, two new technologies arose. UPB (Universal power line bus) and RF (Z-Wave). These new products have supplied us with more choice, more reliability, and the best part-they cost about the same as the significant branded X-10 products.

Energy Savings. Recent energy expenditure has us all searching for ways to reduce the utility budget in the house. Home Automation is stepping up to the plate. Home automation can deal with the thermostat (typically the greatest load in the house ) based on actual occupancy as opposed to when you believe you’ll be home. Lighting is the second largest load, home automation will switch off the additional lights when they’re not needed. Utilizing movement sensing, occupancy sensing, and other forms of lighting controls, home automation may shut off the lights behind you!