Smart homes are the way of the future so it won’t be long before we have a loveable robotic maid and send our kids to school in a space pod. Okay, so maybe we won’t be living exactly like the Jetsons, but we’re getting pretty darn close. A smart home is defined as a residence that has appliances that communicate with each other. Heating, cooling, TV and computer work together to create the ideal home environment for you and your family. Remote access for lighting and entertainment can be controlled via smartphone or over the internet. Alerts can be sent to ensure the perfect temperature, sending notifications if it suddenly gets too warm or too cold and can be adjusted from virtually anywhere.
This is some serious luxury, but at what cost? Since these homes are basically hooked up to the Internet for constant communication purposes, that means that it can be hacked. This could cause any number of problems and serious malfunctions like cutting off the power source.
Smart homes are still just homes meaning they are vulnerable to most things like regular homes are. Inclement weather, floods and fires are always a threat, so having home insurance is still a must.
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From: Bankrate Insurance’s insuranceQuotes.com