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Common questions about smart homes in Springfield

November 28, 2022
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You’ve heard your neighbor discuss how he has the ability to turn on his lights with a vocal directive or set his thermostat to adjust automatically. Naturally, you’re curious about how smart homes work and if they might positively impact your life. To aid you in obtaining a better understanding, review these answers to a few common questions about smart homes in Springfield.

How do smart homes work in Springfield?

All of your automated components like illumination, entry locks, HVAC controls, and video equipment all have an important thing in common - they need to be connected to the internet. This connection allows them to be manipulated from a distance with elements like a Google or Amazon speaker, central hub, or smartphone app. Your automated gadgets can even communicate with one another. For instance, if your security camera notices unusual movement, it is able to prompt your lights to activate.

You might set up some automated lighting elements and a Google or Amazon speaker and say you have a smart home, but why stop there? Alternatively, choose a fully integrated installation with automated lighting, video, home comfort controls, and additional components. Read why this option makes sense.

Will a Springfield smart home benefit me?

It’s OK if you’re not so sure. Turning your lights on or off with your phone is great, but you probably are curious if your Springfield smart home will actually benefit you. As a matter of fact, it will, and in ways you might not have considered.

  • Protection: Consider having doors that automatically lock at predetermined times or surveillance equipment that is able to dispense video clips when unexpected movement is witnessed? Tools such as Vivint’s outdoor cameras even have integrated ways to deter prowlers. Smart homes have a decided advantage in terms of upgrading your home’s security.
  • Control: Knowing your components are accessible from the internet, means you can manage them remotely. Didn’t remember to shut off your lighting? It’s not a big deal. Simply use the simple Vivint app on your mobile device and remedy the situation.
  • Usefulness: Simplify your life by having your lighting and locks on a predetermined program. You are even able to carry out various functions with voice commands and an integrated smart speaker.
  • Money savings: If you put lighting and thermostat settings on preset plans and have the ability to control your devices remotely, you have the chance to considerably reduce utility costs.

Should I opt for 24-7 monitoring with my smart home?

Smart home access and ease of use are great, but what will transpire in the event of an emergency? When you have 24-hour monitoring, those smart tools that give you updates also alert your monitoring personnel. This allows you to focus on the safety of your family while the experts reach out to emergency responders. The benefits of monitoring are even more impactful if something takes place when you’re not there. Similar to most aspects of life, it’s always smart to have someone there to support you.