Everyone’s talking about smart homes these days. To find how smart home technology can help those of us who swap or rent out our homes, we talked with someone who knows: Smart Home Expert Dana Young, Founder of the Virtual Concierge Service.
Thanks for talking with me, Dana. We hear the term “smart home” all the time. For tech newbies like me, please explain what a “smart home” is.
A smart home system includes a number of devices that “talk” to each other and take direction from a central hub. Common devices include thermostats, door locks, light switches, appliance modules, video management devices, and water leak detectors, but there are more. A smart home setup may also include a ”virtual concierge,” using Alexa or Google Home to provide guests a valuable resource for their stay.
Why should I use these devices? How do they help me as a host?
For hosts, one of the most compelling benefits of a properly designed smart home system is that it is all managed through a calendar. [Read more…] about Interview: How Smart Home Tech Helps Hosts and Guests