Smart homes are becoming the norm for residential properties as technology advances at incredible speeds. The UAE market is ahead of the curve in terms of creating hi-tech living spaces, and the significant trend is something we’re seeing a lot more of with client briefs.
Smart homes used to be associated with temperature and light control. However, today, they offer much more. Homeowners can choose from integrated entertainment features, advanced security systems, and complete home automation. Smart home solutions are popular across all generations due to convenience, security, and energy efficiency benefits. Like smartphones, there are various types of smart home technologies to satisfy everyone’s needs and preferences.
It’s easy to see where the appeal lies – automating mundane tasks allows you to unwind and enjoy your property more. Stepping into your home after work and finding the perfect temperature already waiting for you is a simple pleasure. Voice-controlled appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and fridges can make life much more convenient. Even something as banal as making sure the volume on the TV is perfect in each room can be achieved through smart home integration. Anything that can reduce life’s stresses and make your home more enjoyable is a luxury that’s worth every dirham.
Sure, a relatively substantial initial investment is often made to make your home feel futuristic. However, given the technology that can be implemented to help reduce energy costs, the long-term savings are a major positive for such a project. A property levelled up with cutting-edge technology can fetch a much higher price in a competitive real estate market.
This growing trend is reshaping the UAE’s luxury residential properties industry. Homeowners and property developers alike are fully immersed in this hi-tech world. Those properties with smart home integrations are in high demand and can command far higher prices than those without.
The trend in the UAE shows no signs of slowing down. The country has long been committed to technological advancements and innovations at the government level. With a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency, the UAE’s drive to reduce its carbon footprint has captured the imagination of the property development industry, with new builds looking for creative solutions to do this.
As with anything that relies on technology, smart homes have several risks. Data privacy is one of the chief concerns with bad actors looking to access sensitive information through hacking software. System vulnerabilities can also cause headaches for homeowners, primarily if one of the smart home features malfunctions or shuts down. It’s not flawless, but there are ways that these fears can be allayed.
At Horton Interiors, our commitment to being an industry leader in smart home innovations means we can put your mind at rest. Our approach is to constantly research and adopt the latest technologies, so we always offer our clients state-of-the-art, future-proofed solutions. This keeps securities up-to-date so homeowners have less anxiety and more time enjoying the features we implement. We only recommend reputable tech providers and advise clients to take necessary precautions to protect their smart homes from cyber-attacks.
Technology comes with particular challenges, but the integrated systems we provide at Horton Interiors ensure convenience, security and energy-efficient practices. The combination means that UAE homeowners can enjoy the fruits of a connected smart home that tackles the mundane and allows them to relax.