How would you define a smart home?
“An intelligent home contains smart features which are connected to one and other, to unburden you as a resident and provide you with every convenience. With the goal that you will be able to live a healthier life.
Nowadays, a home can really do so much more than just heat itself: it’s online 24/7, provides insights and can be controlled remotely. At Heijmans, we’ve been working on this for five years, from working internet upon delivery to a standard home control system. Now, we are making our next logical move, that is ensuring your home is perfectly prepared for the moment you come home. Fully tailored to your requirements.”
“You will be able to control your home remotely using an app on your phone. We will ensure that the foundation is solid. Such as, a comfortable temperature, fire and burglary protection on your own private plot and maintenance assistance. But, for example, also a heads up when it’s time to paint the woodwork outside. If your home tells you on time that it is in need of maintenance, you will live more comfortably. And will be saving money at the same time!”
So, how does your home improve your health?
“It helps you to improve the indoor climate. Did you know that eighty percent of the fine dust that the average Dutch person inhales, he or she ingests in his or her own home? The Longfonds (Dutch lung fund) announced this recently. In a manner of speaking, it would be healthier to run along the A4 motorway for an hour than to spend that amount of time cooking in your own open-plan kitchen! The levels of CO2 and fine dust rise fast inside a house, and we have forgotten the old habit of opening windows.”