Smart homes is a buzz in the real estate sector. And so in Australia. However, recent trends show that what many people thought was imagination taking place right before them. The real estate market in Australia enjoys a unique property that is not common in other developed economies around the world. While the real estate market in the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom is collapsing, in Australia, everything is normal. Partly due to government interventions and the independent nature of the Australians economy.
However, tremendous changes in the models of construction have changed all over the country, which is consistent with what is happening in other places around the world. Some commercial and residential facilities emerging in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth among other major cities across the country can only be seen in Florida, New York City, San Francisco and other cities in the United States. These are structures that are self-reliant when it comes to energy, waste management, and security. Some of the properties demonstrated in these properties were never witnessed in Victorian architectural design.
Energy is a major feature in most of the smart homes. With many homeowners complaining for several decades about high energy bills at the end of each month, these homes have put an end to this. The roofs of the houses are constructed with solar panels. This helps the structure to convert solar energy into electrical energy that is used to electrical power equipment while lighting the hoses. Solar energy is now used in heating water and even performing light duties such as powering the HVAC system. This is a sustainable source of energy that is cheap and readily available.
Lighting, which relates to electricity at a greater extent, has also been modified to meet the ‘smart’ criteria. Modern structures are constructed with glass walls on their sides. This is a strategic decision that allows sufficient natural light to penetrate the rooms, which eliminates the need for light bulbs, hence reducing monthly expenses. On the same note, the bulbs used to light the rooms are energy rated and only use limited energy to provide sufficient light in the house. Most of them have sensors, which control their lighting when needed and switch off when not needed.
Security is another significant aspect that one can quickly detect in a smart home. One of the major security measures is the use of security cameras. Real estate agents have now been accustomed to the culture of fixing security cameras in both residential and commercial properties. These cameras are very efficient because they can be monitored through a mobile application, which helps homeowners to see what is happening in their homes even when they are at their workstations. Video security cameras have proved to be the game changer as they record real-time security videos and transmit the data to a mobile application.
The second security aspect that is taking the real estate sector by storm is the invention of smart locks. This is modern door locks that use modern technology to lock the doors. Unlike the traditional door locks that were using a key to open, smart locks can only be unlocked using a mobile application that is installed on the phone of the house owner. Therefore, no one can be able to open the house apart from the owner. The standout aspect is that the owner of the house can lock and unlock the house regardless of his geographical location.
Regarding waste management, smart homes have a self-cleaning technology. This is a machine that automatically cleans the house without the aid of a person. The system is programmed to understand the furniture arrangement in the house so that it can clean without obstruction. The system can clean the house at intervals, depending on how the owner has programmed it.
Finally, automation is a technological aspect that has been incorporated at greater length in the Australian smart homes. Although this is evident in self-cleaning equipment, air conditioners are no longer controlled by the homeowner. They adjust themselves depending on the amount of heat in the house. This means that they regularly increase and decrease the speed of the fans without manual adjustments. They also provide the necessary atmosphere in the apartment, something that is not common in old structures.