7 Myths About Smart Homes

A Smart Home has been on everyone’s lips in recent years. However, some issues remain relevant years later. In the article we will analyze the main misconceptions about a Smart Home, adding examples and explanations.

Myth 1 – The use of smart technologies will lead to an increase in the number of wires, which are already difficult to understand

It is precisely because of the use of an aging mechanical control system that an incredible number of wires appear.

Modern Smart Home systems assume only one wire to each light source. And there is no need to start repairs if you want to add a new option. All this is done at the programming level and saves you money and nerves. And the introduction of a new light source will require an additional laying of just one wire.

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Myth 2 – The Smart Home system is difficult to understand

Modern housing involves numerous groups of light. In front of us are many mechanical switches that are trying to control all this. Is it easy to remember which button is responsible for what?

In Smart Home, the push-button control panels have a built-in indication for displaying feedback. To simplify the control on the panel with mechanical keys, the manufacturer can engrave, which will make the control process even more intuitive.

Myth 3 – Using such a large amount of electronics will inevitably lead to higher energy bills

Everything is exactly the opposite. Smart Home technologies use low-current controllers, and their availability will optimize the use of electricity in the room. For example, the light will automatically turn off in a room where there are no people, and all equipment will be in sleep mode. You can also adjust the lighting so that it does not shine at full power during daylight hours. Such optimization can be carried out not only with light but also with heating.

Myth 4 – The Smart Home is a technology for the construction stage, and it is difficult to install it on existing buildings, if possible

Along with the rapid development of the world, the requirements for comfort and the level of housing are also developing. Many manufacturers are still at the development stage considering the possibility of integrating their devices into a Smart Home system.

There is a smooth transition of the old energy supply system to a new highly intelligent one. This will require the least of costs for repairing the premises, but it guarantees increased control over engineering systems, significant resource savings, and, most importantly, a level of comfort that is inaccessible to the classical system.

Myth 5 – Building a Smart Home or rebuilding an old one entails a lot of legal problems

The myth of the difficulties of legal support for the construction of Smart Homes and the rebuilding of ordinary houses into smart ones was invented by those who did it on their own. Lawyers in Dubai will help you save time on legal registration.

Myth 6 – The Smart Home is very sensitive to power loss

This is a problem of Smart technologies. But now the devices are equipped with non-volatile memory. In practice, this means that when power is lost, the modules fall asleep, completely without losing settings and certainly without breaking.

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Myth 7 – Smart Home technology is just an advanced toy that will quickly get bored

Smart Home technologies will work properly and bring benefits regardless of the lively interest in them. The fact that the user gets used to them so easily and no longer sees something incomprehensible in them speaks in favor of the fact that such technologies will soon become commonplace and standard.

Designing a Smart Home is much easier than a classic one. There is no need to worry about each transaction, remember its functionality and the specifics of what it leads to. A Smart Home will allow you to arbitrarily set the functionality of each device without using additional communications.

The Smart Home is the choice of those for whom the house is not only a fortress but also a place of comfort when the house almost guesses the wishes of its owner. You will forever forget the irritated voice: “Turn off the light after you!

About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the CEO of BioEnergy Consult, and an international consultant, advisor and trainer with expertise in waste management, biomass energy, waste-to-energy, environment protection and resource conservation. His geographical areas of focus include Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy, recycling and waste management. Salman has participated in numerous national and international conferences all over the world. He is a prolific environmental journalist, and has authored more than 300 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. In addition, he is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability through his blogs and portals. Salman can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@cleantechloops.com.
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