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Modern Homesteading: How Homesteaders Are Using Smart Tech to Stay Independent

| 11/12/2018 11:37:00 AM


Homesteaders value their land for more than its profitability. In the countryside, the air is cleaner, the nights are quieter and there's a sense of calm. It's an independent lifestyle distanced from the demands of a major metropolitan area, with its crowded streets and perpetual flow of people.

Though independence from towns and cities has its own unique appeal, it's not without its challenges. The modern conveniences of urban living aren't always available to homesteaders, and their seclusion only compounds the problem. It seems, at first, like an unavoidable compromise.

Fortunately for rural families and farmers alike, this is not the case. They've incorporated smart home devices into their properties to enjoy the benefits of technology while retaining their independence. Through the use of modern products, they've reached a comfortable balance.

Smart Security

Consumers can choose from a broad selection of smart home devices to protect their property against intruders. Given the isolated nature of many rural properties, this is particularly relevant to homesteaders. They can't depend on a next-door neighbor to report suspicious activity and act on their behalf.

Through the simple installation of security cameras, a homesteader can ensure the safety of themselves and their family. Even when they're absent from their property, an app on the user's smartphone enables them to survey their land and alleviate any unnecessary anxiety over potential intruders.

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