It’s a blissful time of year where many of us enjoy the great outdoors, going on vacations, and spending more quality time with friends and family.
On the other hand, summer can bring with it serious weather storms, depending on where you live. Here in South Texas, we have to deal with hurricanes and frequent thunderstorms that can bring with them heavy flooding.
Suffice to say, that no matter where you live in this nation, storms occur that can affect us all.
One major topic many think about during summertime is how they are going to prepare for when these storms do hit. Fortunately, preparing for a storm is now easier due to smart homes.
In terms of seasonal weather, we here at Smart Home Construction recognize that summer in the Rio Grande Valley can bring some devastating storms. With this in mind, our Harlingen smart home builders put forth their best efforts in creating smart homes that are safe, durable, and reliable during inclement weather.
How Smart Homes Can Protect You in Bad Weather
1. Detect Water and Moisture
In the U.S., the most common natural disaster is flooding. One unique way you can monitor flooding in your home is through the use of flood sensors. These small but crucial tools can detect moisture levels in your home. Whenever moisture levels increase in your home, you will be notified on your smart device so you can take action before any potential flooding occurs.
The Best Part?
Once installed, flood sensors will be good for up to 10 years!
2. More Accurate Weather Reports
Whenever we get weather reports, we usually get them from our local news. They, in turn, get their data from the nearest airport, which in many instances, is far enough away that the weather is different from where you live.
In order to get a more accurate reading of weather conditions in your given area, having a personal weather station provided by smart home technology is the ideal solution.
The Best Part?
This is golden when trying to prepare for a storm because you and your family will be able to take action at the right time. A smart home personal weather system will be able to read and measure current and future conditions. Reports can then be sent to your smart device so you can observe, monitor, and share weather conditions with your loved ones.
3. Ensured Security
In truly severe weather, you may need to evacuate your home. Leaving your home behind can be daunting and cause a sense of uncertainty.
Fortunately, with a smart home, you can keep an eye on your house and possessions with smart home security cameras. You’ll be able to protect your home from potential burglars who may try to take advantage of the situation; they may even be deterred if they notice you’re protected.
Another advantage of smart home security is that it can alert local law enforcement without you having to.
The Best Part?
What makes this a valuable decision is that you will gain insightful information about your home while you are away.
What are you waiting for? Your Harlingen smart home builders are happy to work with you to create your one-of-a-kind smart home that will meet all your weather preparation needs and more!