Not long ago, artificial intelligence, voice-activated home appliances, and advanced security cameras were the futuristic technology you’d only find in “The Jetsons.” Now, smart home technology is more accessible than ever. As with any technology formerly the stuff of science fiction, smart homes were only made possible—and economical—by virtue of cheap and plentiful computing power. Now, our houses are more connected than ever, installing greater intelligence into our home lives.
As if to dispel any notion that smart homes are anything but an exclusively modern phenomenon, Investopedia defines them as “… a convenient home setup where appliances and devices can be automatically controlled remotely from any internet-connected place in the world using a mobile or other networked device.” If that description is to be believed, then the future is certainly here.
Why Buy a Smart Home in Hawaii?
1. Saving Energy (and Money)
For many, the driving force behind creating a smart home is the potential to save energy and money with automated air conditioning systems. Luxury homes in Hawaii often offer air conditioning, and smart thermostats quickly and precisely automate the cooling of a home. This is great for vacation rentals! This usually reduces the owners’ electric bill. Other products such as connected lights and appliances can use less energy by powering down when not in use or at a specified time designated by the owner, including setting the wi-fi to turn off commanding bedtime for the kids.
2. Making Life Simpler
Comfort is key. We all try to have as much of it as possible, so it’s obvious this is one of the main reasons to get a smart home. You can start with things as simple as getting smart lights. These can turn on/off using voice commands, location rules, sensor detection, or even simple schedules.
4. Handling Regular Household Tasks
If you want to take some of the tedious tasks of home care out of your hands, connected and automated devices have you covered there too. The most obvious device is the Roomba robot vacuum. However, appliances can also come with smart home functions. Picture a laundry machine that automatically starts a wash cycle or a fridge that orders milk online when it senses that you’re low.
5. Making the Home More Entertaining
What is a smart home, if not also a place to hang out and relax? This technology can also keep you entertained and informed in new and exciting ways. Connected speakers, combined with AI-based digital assistants, can play music, offer news and sports scores, and can even help you control other connected devices as well. Connected devices can also find a good film to watch, either at home or in a real movie theater.
Smart Homes in Hawaii: Unique and Rare
Just how common are “smart homes”—whether that means app-controlled lighting systems, voice-activated thermostats, or refrigerators that keep you updated on what you need to pick up from the store?
According to Zillow, homes for sale with smart home technology may only make up a small percentage of the total marketplace. Hawaii had barely any new construction homes available with smart home technology.
This Kauai smart home was recently listed for sale in the exclusive Kukui’ula Community on Kauai’s South Side. Setting this Lutron-powered smart home apart from all others, your private entry leads into several engaging spaces for entertaining that open up to the outdoors. This home is so smart, say aloud a song you’d like to hear, and the home instantly plays your music as it’s wired for complete surround sound in each room inside and out.
With only a handful of homes on the market in the highly desirable area of Kukui’ula, this Smart Modern Home won’t last long! Curious about the market in this area? Contact me today!
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