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User Friendly Smart Homes
How “Smart” can your home actually be?
Do you want a “Smart Home”? It sounds tempting yet also sounds expensive, doesn’t it?
About 5 years ago I started a project in Vancouver where the owner wanted a complete smart home system that included his home theater and lighting system. Back then, the smart home hardware itself cost approximately $30,000 plus all the wiring, programming, and installation which added up to around $80,000! So it was definitely a substantial investment and required a lot of professional knowledge to complete.
With technology growing so quickly, smart homes no longer have to be expensive or hard to use. In fact, the latest Google report indicates that 56% of Canadians now own and use a smart phone on a daily basis. The smart phone platforms are so friendly and that new companies are popping up and using the technology as a springboard to deliver their services to the consumer.
So, I’m back at it, pricing more “Smart Home” options out for my clients. Here’s a few interesting things I’ve discovered.
Let’s start with the entry way to our homes. Weiser Lock Company ... more
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