How would you like your apartment to be the perfect temperature when you got home, but energy efficient when you were at work? What about turning on lights automatically when you’re on vacation, or checking the video feed to make sure your kids got in okay? It may sound like the kind of tech that only a homeowner could have, but smart home technology is getting more savvy for apartments and you’ll be amazed at the things you can do with it.
In order to understand what makes a smart apartment tick, you first need to understand the concept behind it: The Internet of Things (IoT). This is where everyday objects are now interconnected to each other, to the personal technology used every day and also to habits and routines.
Though smart home technology might have required hefty installation outlays, drilling and rewiring in the past, new technology is evolving so you can totally customize your home, no matter how temporary it is. Just check out CNET’s top 5 smart home gadgets for apartments and dorms to get started.
Some examples of smart technology you might find useful in your apartment:
With more and more providers dealing in smart home technology, there are many ways you can customize your home. What smart home technology would you most like in your apartment?
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