We are completely dependent as well as in love with artificial intelligence. Internet plays a huge role in our life. Even our grocery list exists on Evernote or Google Docs. Smart homes are pretty efficient and secure now. And you don’t have to buy a new house to live in a smart home. There are many other ways through which you can turn your old house into a smart home.
One of the things smart homes do best is communicating with you. It is like living with someone. So your first step also should be to get a smart speaker for yourself. Depending on the phone you use and assuming that you have internet, the home assistant will do a lot of work to make your home a smart home.
The next step is the lighting and temperature of the house. For that, you will need smart lights or a Hue system which connects to the Wi-Fi and makes the bulbs react to your command. Similarly, exchange your thermostat for a smart thermostat. You can then command your smart speaker to save the temperature data for you and the internet connected smart thermostat will do so. Then adjusting temperature can be done through text messages also.
One more thing you can do is have a highly sensitive security system which also picks up on changing winds. You can install alarms and an app on your phone and you are set to go. In fact, your home can be smarter than the new buildings just by the sophistication of your devices.