/*Dec 14, 2020
How Smart Do You Want To Be?
Smart technology continues to evolve for the bath. We know clients in the San Francisco Bay Area appreciate technologically advanced toilets that feature self-rising and closing seats, automatic flushing, self-cleaning capabilities, heated seats and integral bidet systems that eliminate the need for toilet paper. Many of these intelligent toilets also include night lights, bluetooth connections to music services and personal digital assistants and integrated exhaust systems that remove odors and bacteria. The current pandemic has increased demand for faucets that can be used and operated hands-free that not only contribute to a healthier lifestyle but also one that is more environmentally efficient.
We find that many of our clients have installed smart home devices ranging from door bells, security systems, locks, lighting and personal digital assistants. Creating a smart bath is a natural extension for a smart home. Most of our clients are pressured for time and welcome smart technology that can save time and make daily tasks easier. This is especially true of appliances that can notify homeowners of potential service issues before a fixture no longer functions. There are valves that will send a notice to a smart phone if they start to leak. For our clients with vacation or secondary homes, they truly appreciate when they are notified of a potential problem in a remote location.
In addition to early maintenance warnings, many of our clients in the San Francisco Bay Area are wowed when they learn that smart fixtures make using the bath more enjoyable. Programmable showers allow you to preset temperature to your exact liking and turn on water flow from your smartphone. Many of our clients have “Ah ha” moments when we introduce smart mirrors with 3D scanners, multispectral cameras and gas sensors to assess the health of the person looking into them. These mirrors examine a person’s face, look at fatty tissue, facial expressions and how flushed or pale a person’s skin is. Facial recognition software in smart mirrors can identify signs of stress or anxiety. Gas sensors serve as breathalyzers to determine how much someone may drink or smoke. Mirror scanners that analyze face shapes can identify weight gain or loss and multispectral cameras in smart mirrors read heart rates or hemoglobin levels. The sensors in smart mirrors can tell homeowners how healthy they are and offer guidance to improve health.
If you plan to age in place in your home, smart fixtures offer a number of benefits, ranging from the ability to start a steam shower from the comfort of your couch to enjoying the benefits of color or aroma therapy from their showers or tubs. Much of the smart technology being developed for the bath addresses the needs of homeowners in Northern California who are always on the go. The technology provides more options, better choices and ease of use.
If you would like to discuss how smart bath technology can make your life easier and can contribute to a more enjoyable and healthier lifestyle, please call us at 415-621-4292 or make an appointment to visit us at our Showroom.