The internet of things has transformed the way we live and interact with our homes. Our homes are no longer stand-alone “islands.” Today’s modern homes feature a degree of connectivity and interactivity that was the stuff of fiction just a couple decades ago. But what is the internet of things and how can you integrate it into your home? That’s precisely what we’ll explore in today’s article from Hulbert Homes.

What is the Internet of Things?

The internet of things refers to all of the “smart”, high-tech objects and appliances that you might find in any given home. Today, our appliances and home systems can send and receive data, even communicating with each other, without any human intervention.

So how can you integrate the internet of things into your new North Lakeland luxury home? Consider the following:

Your security and surveillance systems – You can connect your home’s security and surveillance systems to the internet and you can connect these systems with various items in your home, including your thermostat, your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, your sprinkler system, your interior and exterior lighting, your storm shutters, your doors and door locks, your garage door and even your doggy door. There are even video chat doorbell systems that let you video chat with whomever is knocking at your door or buzzing your security gate.

Your appliances and electronics – You can connect your appliances to the internet of things in fairly short order. There is one model of “smart” refrigerator that features an internal camera and lighting system so you can quite literally look into your refrigerator while you’re at the grocery store. You can also connect your electronics, such as your DVR. So if you’re running errands and suddenly realize that you forgot to set a timer for your favorite show, you can connect to your DVR and schedule the recording.

Your pets – Lots of pet owners worry about their dogs, cats and other pets while at work or on the go. So there are now smart devices that allow you to video chat with your pet, dispense treats and even let them outdoors. But it doesn’t end there. You can also re-fill your pet’s food or water bowl, play music for your pet or put on an entertaining video….and it’s all done remotely from your smartphone or computer.

Of course, it’s most cost-effective to implement these “smart” devices and systems when constructing your new home, as this allows for an optimal degree of interconnectivity.

Hulbert Homes is here to provide luxury home construction services to clients in North Lakeland, Florida and the surrounding region, including the cities of Polk County. We are committed to transforming dreams into reality for our clients. Modern, smart homes are amongst our specialties at Hulbert Homes, so we invite you to learn more about our company and all that we have to offer our clients.

To discuss your custom home construction project, contact Hulbert Homes by calling (863) 647-5815.