Smart homes are the way of the future. We're talking real Jetsons technology here, too. Full remote control of your thermostat, sprinklers, lights, and entertainment system from your cell phone.
Heating and cooling systems are notorious energy suckers and money wasters, but not so anymore. Apps notify users when the temperature in the home becomes too hot or too cold and if there is a sudden spike in outdoor temperature. Programs also measure humidity and adjust accordingly to maintain optimum air quality.
With these incredible new home features, security systems are also beefing up to keep it all safe. Biometric locks that recognize fingerprints, HD and night vision cameras, motion detectors and media archives line the perimeter of the home. Though there is a more dangerous threat that is an exclusive concern for smart home owners: hackers. With a home that is essentially run through Wi-Fi, hackers can virtually break-in and potentially shut off the entire system through cutting off the main power source.
Think you're ready for a smart home? Take a look at this infographic presented by InsuranceQuotes.com and let us know what you think in the comments!