“OK, Google, wake me up at 7 am with Frank Sinatra’s version of Summer Wind, and turn the hall lights up to 50%. Then, hey Siri, what's the temperature today in Modesto? And, Alexa, add English muffins to my grocery order to be delivered tomorrow at 8 am.”
If you think the above exchange sounds a bit improbable and a bit far-fetched, you’re right. Hardly anyone would have all three home assistant devices running their houses. The rest is all spot-on and just the tip of the iceberg in the growing smart home trend. A trend that is spreading across new construction and existing homes, alike.
The fact that many homeowners experience a great deal of anxiety when they’re gone for an extended period or when they go to work is a problem that has to be remedied. Each and every day all over the country, homes are left unsupervised and may be at risk of being burglarized. It’s not surprising to hear stories on the news of innocent families who come home to find their house has been robbed. There are those who take it in stride, assuming it probably won’t happen to them, and that if someone wants to they’ll do it regardless of the preemptive measures taken by the homeowner. A majority of homeowners do want to take the necessary steps to protect their home as much as they are able.