Condo Management Technology vs. Home Automation

Date Published : Oct-26-2018

Written By : Dale

The automation of our manual work has slowly but surely been happening right before our eyes for over a century. The beginning of the 1900’s saw the change from literal horsepower to figurative horsepower in the shift from buggies to cars, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg (or should I say ice-machine?).  

What is Home Automation?

It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. You’ve got it - an automatic home. And much like the first example that comes to people’s mind (a manual or standard car vs. an automatic), filling your house with home automation tools and appliances will ultimately allow your home to sit in the driver seat and take care of all the little gear shifting tasks while you’re out! We’ve slowly developed the technology to have our home manage itself using comprehensive and interactive software that opens networks and connects us to our homes and those we share it with. In a more basic sense, home automation is simply a concept or practice of automating traditionally manual efforts in your home and the way that all of our devices and appliances will be networked together to provide us with a seamless control over all aspects of our home and more on one device or account for ease and security. Home automation comes in various forms, and in some way or another you are likely already using an “automated product” in your home that slowly is leading you towards having a smart and interactive home environment. Traditional home automation tools that you will easily recognize could be as simple as:
  • Automatic locks and key pads / security systems
  • Timed lighting
  • Timed or thermostat regulated heating/AC
  • Timed washer/dryer
So now, let’s talk about the cooler newer tools. Particularly our favourite of the home automation tools- smart condo and property management technology.  

What is Condo Management Technology?

We live in a world where we can order our clothing, food, books, and anything else our heart desires, online. We can then wait on the couch watching box office hits via Netflix, all the while waiting for our goods to be delivered right to our front door. This degree of technological development doesn’t leave much to the imagination in terms of what else we could possibly automate and simplify.  

Enter... Condo Management Technology!

As one of the most innovative property management tools on the market, the automation of mundane tasks and the addition of virtual communication features simplify, enhance, and improve the overall living experience in creating smarter, more responsive living environments. Tools such as this can be described as anything from Building/Property management software, to smart condo technology and so on. Regardless of what we call it, what it does is truly the important conversation. Features include the ability to keep and track records/files, pay and order status certificates, monitor and track condo maintenance tasks, book amenities, report incidents, track keys and parking, and manage security logs, all online. Automating the whole management practice and speeding up the process of having owner and resident needs met.  

Our Conclusion?

The home automation industry is growing, and new technology, apps, tools and appliances are being released to market everyday. The industry is set to be valued at a whopping $78.27 billion by the year 2022. So it’s important to understand how your home works, what pieces are communicating with each other, and the simplest way to manage them all. We can safely and accurately conclude that the Real Difference between Home Automation and Condo Management Technology is that one is simply a concept or ever-developing automation of our manual efforts, as the other is a tool to aid in this automation within our own condos/buildings. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to click some buttons and watch the imminent technology unravelling before you. Welcome to the future!

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