When you buy Melbourne property, you probably won't spare a minute to consider smart home technology. But perhaps you should. Tech that makes our home lives easier is becoming more and more popular, and if you put a little thought into your next purchase, you could enjoy the incredible conveniences of smart technology in your home with minimal effort.
The rise of the smart home
Australians have been uncharacteristically slow to adopt smart home technology, lagging behind nations like the US. Despite that, new research from Telsyte has found that 40 per cent of Australian homes now have at least one connected smart device, up from 29 per cent last year.
This suggests that we're finally beginning to warm to the idea of a smart home. Telsyte also estimates that by 2021, each household will have 14 connected devices – by then smart homes will be the norm rather than the exception.
Making your Melbourne home smart
Imagine turning your heat pump on with your voice or locking your front door via a smart phone app.
Smart technology has changed and it's not about the platform anymore. it's not necessary to install expensive wiring and complex systems throughout your entire home. Instead a simple smart home assistant, such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa, is controlled by your voice or via an app, and used to connect and control your appliances and devices through your WiFi connection
If your home is already equipped with new devices and appliances you may already be able to connect them to a smart assistant and control them all.
So when buying premium real estate in Melbourne, selecting a newer home (already fitted with new connectable appliances) could mean that making your home 'smart' is far easier and cheaper.
Imagine turning your heat pump on with your voice or locking your front door via a smart phone app. Small conveniences like these are now less of a nifty novelty and more of a comfortable reality for those willing to adopt smart technology.
Smart homes Melbourne
Melbourne's one of Australia's most forward thinking cities. So it's little surprise that smart homes in Melbourne are becoming more and more common, as people cotton on to how cheap, easy and convenient they can really be.
If you're looking for a new property in Melbourne and want to jump on the smart-train, it could be worth looking for a newer property with up to date appliances. With a little help, the right property and a small investment in a smart assistant you could be clapping your lights on and running baths via voice command before you know it.