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Common questions about smart homes in Denver

November 28, 2022
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You’ve heard your colleague discuss how he has the ability to turn on his lights with a vocal directive or set his thermostat to change settings on its own. Naturally, you would like to know more about how smart homes work and if they might positively impact your life. To help you gain a better awareness, here are answers to a few frequently-asked questions about smart homes in Denver.

How do smart homes work in Denver?

All of your automated implements like illumination, entry locks, home comfort controls, and video equipment all have a notable thing in common - they must be connected to the internet. This connection allows them to be controlled from a distance with things like a Google or Amazon speaker, central hub, or smartphone app. Your components can also interact with each other. For example, if your security camera detects odd activity, it is able to trigger your lights to turn on.

You might hook up a few automated lights and a smart speaker and decide that’s enough for your smart home, but aren’t you interested in doing a bit more? Alternatively, consider a robust installation with automated lights, surveillance, thermostat, and more. Keep reading to learn why this choice makes sense.

How will a Denver smart home benefit me?

It’s understandable if you’re a little skeptical. Activating your lights with your phone is amusing, but you likely are curious if your Denver smart home will really benefit you. As a matter of fact, it will, and in ways you might not have considered.

  • Protection: Consider having doors that lock automatically at specified times or surveillance equipment that can deliver video notifications when unexpected motion is witnessed? Devices such as Vivint’s outdoor cameras even feature built-in ways to deter prowlers. Smart homes have a definite advantage when it comes to upgrading your home’s protection.
  • Remote access: Since your tools are linked to the internet, results in you being able to control them from anywhere. Neglect to switch off your lights? Don’t worry about it. Merely go to the intuitive Vivint app on your smartphone and take care of it.
  • Handiness: Simplify your life by putting lights and locking systems on a predetermined program. You can also perform various functions with vocal directives and a connected smart speaker.
  • Money savings: If you set lights and temperature settings on schedules and have the ability to manipulate your devices from any location, you are able to noticeably lower energy expenses.

Does it make sense to get 24-hour monitoring with my smart home?

Smart home access and ease of use are great, but what will you do in the event of an emergency? When you have 24-7 monitoring, those smart devices that give you updates also notify your monitoring specialists. This allows you to direct your attention on your family while the monitoring agents reach out to first responders. The virtues of monitoring are even more significant if a predicament occurs when you’re away from home. Like most facets of life, it’s typically smart to have someone there to support you.