Even with the support of an incredible occupational therapist, individuals living with disabilities in Calgary still face a set of daily challenges, even within the familiar surroundings of their own homes.
Fortunately, home automation technology has made significant advances in enhancing the functionality of homes and improving their quality of life.
Homeowners who are disabled can now enjoy more dignity, comfort, and convenience than ever before, thanks to the implementation of automated home devices designed to cater to their individual needs. As accessibility experts, we believe that every homeowner deserves to fully enjoy every corner of their living space, regardless of physical ability; by incorporating home automation technology, homeowners can take full advantage of these powerful new tools to do that and so much more.
What is an Automated Home?
An automated home, also known as a smart home, is a house that utilizes advanced technology and connectivity to control and automate various features and functions. The concept is very fitting for Calgary, a city widely considered to be the next tech hub of Canada.
To create an automated home, various components and devices are installed and integrated into the home’s design, electronics, and layout. This can include things like smart thermostats, lighting systems, security cameras, and voice-activated assistants. These devices are all connected to a central control hub, which communicates with the homeowner’s smartphone or tablet; this hub serves as the brain of the system, enabling the homeowner to manage and control their home’s various features from one central location.
One of the key advantages of an automated home is the sheer scale of customization options. For example, you or a loved one may have a disability that requires specialized lighting, better temperature control, and automatic security features to enhance mobility and safety; an automated home system from MyLifetimeHome can easily implement and customize these features to meet those unique needs.
As you can imagine, with the myriad combinations of devices and functions possible, it’s important to carefully consider the cost and complexity that will work for your purposes. We offer a range of automated home solutions and we will exhaustively examine your needs, wants, and worries to determine the best options to meet your needs and budget.
What are some problems with smart homes?
Some of the main concerns with smart home devices are:
- Some devices are incompatible with each other
- Connectivity issues due to poor network signals
- User alerts that are too sensitive, or not sensitive enough
- Power consumption, especially for battery-powered devices
- A lack of environmental control if you’re not near your phone or tablet
- Data breaches or improper data use
- What will happen in the event of a power loss
For any area of your home that you choose to automate through MyLifetimeHome, we will go over all the information, best practices, and precautions that you need to know. Generally, these systems can be set up to run optimally and will continue to do so as long as proper care and maintenance is provided.
Find out more about the risks and benefits of smart homes by getting in touch with our expert builders today!
How Technology Improves Accessibility for Disabled Persons
Automated home technology can help people with disabilities overcome many physical barriers by providing them with greater control over their environment. For example,