Why We’re Fans of Smart Home Technology


Why we’re fans of smart home technology

You may not have to travel around on a horse and buggy, or wash all of your clothes by hand, but life in the 21st century isn’t exactly a walk in the park either. You’ve got to sit in traffic to get to work, deal with devices that ring and beep at all hours of the day, and somehow still carve out time to spend with your family. So even though modern living has its advantages, it also has its fair share of challenges.

Innovation creates better ways to live

At One Urban, we strive to make modern living simple and convenient. That’s why we blend traditional homebuilding principles with innovative design solutions to create homes that make life easier for our residents. By adding parking stackers to our Barrie community and incorporating green roofs into our developments, we’re creating better ways to live in the GTA.

Of course, you can still reap some of the benefits of innovation for modern living even if you don’t currently live in one of our communities. If you’ve got a smart home technology product, such as a Google Home or Amazon Echo, you can make tackling everyday challenges a whole lot easier.  

What are Google Home and Amazon Echo?

Google Home and Amazon Echo are both smart home hubs that make tasks around your home easier and faster to do. They can turn on lights, lower window shades, play music, make calls, provide weather forecasts and so much more. They can even tell you when the next Raptors game is and what time your first meeting is tomorrow.

Google Home and Amazon Echo function based on voice commands you deliver. So instead of having to pause meal prep to pick up your phone to change your Spotify playlist, you can ask these smart home hubs to do it for you. And instead of having to fumble for the light switch the next time you’re carrying a massive pile of clothes into the laundry room, you can ask Google Home or Amazon Echo to take care of the task for you. Put simply, these devices are the ultimate hands-free virtual assistants.

Smart home technology made accessible

Home automation isn’t a brand new technology, but it used to come with a heavy price tag. What makes Google Home and Amazon Echo so revolutionary is that they’re affordable and easy to install in any home. This means that you don’t have to break the bank to access the technology that makes your home more efficient to run and your life easier to enjoy. With Google Home and Amazon Echo, making time for the things that matter has never been simpler.

Making modern living convenient

Modern life can be hectic. That’s why we believe in the power of innovation to make it easier. Smart home technology products like Google Home and Amazon Echo help you tackle your day so you have more time to enjoy it with the ones you love.

Learn more about how we’re using innovative design to simplify modern life in GTA communities. Register for updates on our latest projects.

Nick Stillo