When it comes to smart homes, a lot of people are wary. You might be be wary of it, feeling anxious about how complicated living in a home full of technology can be-instead of the simple way you’re used to, with all the daily habits you’ve been engaging in ever since you’ve had a house or apartment of your own.
But what you may not know is that it’s all a lot more simple than it seems. After all, smart home tech is specifically designed to make things easier, not more difficult. You’re not going to feel overwhelmed or overconnected to technology – you’ll feel, in fact, the exact opposite.
And now that smart homes are getting, well… smarter, and connected appliances are playing increasingly larger roles in our everyday lives, the entire process of outfitting your home to make your day more productive, efficient and secure has become streamlined and simplified.
The smart home is getting smarter
So if you’re ready to take the leap, and you want to make sure that your entire day-to-day life isn’t completely transformed, but instead made simply easier – there are definitely some great products for you to invest in.
Our solution Angee, for example, is more than just something that makes life more convenient: it makes life safer. We’re redefining home security by making it simpler with smart technology. Instead of you having to control everything related to security, Angee intelligently adapts and learns about your lifestyle so that you don’t have to do anything to keep your home safe. It’s not as complicated as it used to be, like madly having to type in your complicated security code the second you get home so that the cops won’t get called.
Say goodbye to passcodes! You can identify yourself to Angee with your phone or your voice.
The same can be said for voice-powered assistants such as Alexa and Google. They simplify your world, and adapt it to it – it’s the very opposite of complicated. There’s a reason why 83% of millennials and business leaders see benefits in having smart home assistants – including reasons such as hands-free home control and a versatile connected speaker.
And with smart home upgrades and add-ons, you’ll always be able to stay up to date. Instead of having to buy a new piece of technology every few years, you can simply update. In the case of Angee, these updates happen all by themselves through cloud updates! The same goes for your devices – they can connect easily to voice assistance, which makes it easier to use your apps.
Security concerns addressed
One of the biggest concerns of the modern consumer today is security – both when it comes to private security, but also security of homes and property.
That’s why Angee is so great: we completely simplify security by making it easy and intuitive. And considering that someone breaks into a US household every 13 seconds, it’s important to make sure you’ve got the best security possible. We make it all easier: in addition to designing a security system that’s automatically based on your comings and goings, Angee uses sensors to identify people coming into your home, uses voice recognition to turn off when you enter and gets smarter as she learns your security habits. It’s both safer and simpler than traditional security systems, which makes a huge difference.
Protecting your data
Privacy is often the top concern for new potential smart home buyers. But what you may not know is that there are actually many ways to be secure, even in our information-filled society.
For example, if you’re scared about what your personal assistant may be recording, then there are actually a lot of ways you can delete recordings. And when it comes to hacks, it’s all about protecting yourself proactively. Check out some strategies here.
But with Angee, this isn’t even something you need to worry about. When users are home, Angee turns and faces the wall, and nothing Angee sees or hears is sent to the cloud unless the user uses voice control. When armed, Angee is always on alert but video is only sent to the cloud when Angee detects a threat or the user accesses the app to view their livestream. In all cases, the data is encrypted on both ends and only accessible to users.
How to improve your smart home experience
Ultimately, whether you’re embarking on creating a smart home for the first time, or simply upgrading the devices that are already outfitting your abode, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re looking for the right kinds of products. Certain features and descriptions to look out for with voice-activated tech, for example, include dictation that has accuracy and the ability to edit, customizable voice commands, compatibility with your technology you already have, and easily accessible help and support. Additionally, you’ll want to look out for the ability for tech to do voice training, and gain skills and accuracy over time.
There’s a reason why the smart home is expected to reach a value of more than 40 billion dollars in the US by 2020. It’s the way of the future, and the more we become more technology-oriented, the more these smart features will become easier to use for anyone – even someone who hasn’t used smart home tech before.