Learn about how smart home trends are affecting daily lives with this infographic.

For many years now, technology has been driving our daily lives. The trend started with the inclusion of a phone permanently connecting us to the world and now it’s been creeping into our home lives, too. Whether or not you realize it, Smart Home technology impacts your home and at some point in time, your life will be easier because of it. SafeAtLast, a company that specializes in security for home and offices, has compiled a rather comprehensive list of statistics and facts about Smart Home technology and included it on the infographic included below. Here is a breakdown from their website about the information included in the infographic.

If you are someone who likes to have control over their lives then a smart home would seem to be a good choice for you. A smart home is one in which you can monitor, track and control various home appliances via an internet connection. If you have a laptop, smartphone or device that you can install apps on and connect to the internet, then you are in the position to have a smart home setup.

Ask yourself: Why would you want to have a smart home? There are various advantages to having a smart home, you can have total control over your home even when you aren’t in your home as well as save on your expenses. One of the biggest reasons to choose a smart home would be the energy saving factor. In today’s world of pollution and overuse of resources, we should all be finding a way to save the environment. Smart homes allow you to control when your appliances are on, thus saving energy (and money).

Trust the Facts: 62% of people agree that home security is a major advantage of smart homes, who wouldn’t want to add extra safety to their home? Smart homes allow you to monitor your home while you are away via your smartphone or device. It is predicted that by 2020 home security systems will account for more than $100 Billion of the total security market.

Think Ahead: If you are thinking of selling your house in the near future, you may want to consider turning it into a smart home first. 68% of Americans think that smart homes will be as common as smartphones in the next 10 years and 81% of home buyers say that they would prefer to buy a home that already has smart products installed. If you are yet to be convinced, have a look at the infographic below to learn more about the smart home trend taking the world by storm.