Wednesday, May 5, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
There’s no denying that smart homes and new constructions that come fully equipped with the latest technology are more and more becoming the norm in the housing market and the Lowcountry is no exception to this. While these features will give just about any homeowner piece-of-mind, there are also safety issues that should always be well-thought-out and understood when any new technology is put in place within your home.
Make sure to always follow these steps when dealing with the technology throughout your home and your family’s everyday life:
Personal Wi-Fi and Routers – Since just about everything that has to do with technology in your home will go directly through your family’s personal Wi-Fi, it’s important to start here when it comes to ensuring your home is safe and secure
· After you change the password, make sure the router is password protected. You should NEVER have a router in your home that is pu ...
Thursday, August 13, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
How secure is your home in Beaufort County? This isn't a question that's meant to scare you, but it's a question every home owner should ask. 3.7 million home robberies happen every year. And of those break-ins, only 17% had some sort of security. Having an effective home security strategy will protect you and your family whether or not you're home. Do you have any security features in place to protect you and your family in case of a break-in or other emergency?
If your home doesn't have any security features, here are some effective ones that you should consider:
1. A security system.
It's a general fact in most places that when the number of home security systems increase in an area, the number of home invasions decrease. And this not just for the homes with systems, but for the whole neighborhood.
There is, of course, many types of home security systems to choose from, and way to many to list here. You should look for a system that allows you to use the late; ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
Just as electricity quickly took it's hold over 100 years ago in the modern homes of the late 1800s, "smart" home technology is weaving it's way into our homes today. You already have some smart devices in your home and not even think about it. When was the last time you said "OK Google" or "Alexa"?
Homes in Beaufort County have been becoming smarter for some time now. And with the advance of technology, they're getting ever smarter. What are some of the trends we can expect to see in smart home technology over the next few years?
Machines that learn
To call home technology "smart" is not quite the right word. Currently, most devices are programmed to perform a particular function, like turning on lights or letting you see visitors at your door.
Yet with new technologies, our home tech will actually be able to learn. This can be done using machine learning, computer vision, natural language pr; ...