A 21st century home is the aspiration of many in today’s world. With technology powering various facets of our life, smart living has become the need of the day in order to keep up with the times. Glass has undergone smart innovations as well in order to bring not just aesthetics but other features to your home’s design as well. Not only does it add to the sophistication of your home, but also increase the sustainability and energy efficiency of your home. Clear glasses, such as Swytchglas, that switch to translucent in an instant or laminated glass, such as AIS AcousticglasTM, that reduces outside sound by 50-60%- there are a number of ways to make your home smarter with glass.
Here are four such suggestions that will help you realize your dream of a smart home:
1.Enforce privacy at your home with smart glass
Despite being at home, there are times when you crave for privacy, especially if you have a private study. Perhaps you want to prevent your interiors from being visible from the outside of your home. In such a case, you can employ switchable glass solutions, such as AIS Swytchglas. It changes its optical transmissibility upon being connected to a power source. It can go from completely transparent to translucent within seconds, all at the flick of a switch, a tap on your smartphone, or a press of the button on a remote. It is made from extra clear glass with a special smart film interlayer and PDLC (polymer dispersion) technology. It also blocks harmful UV rays, and works in a temperature range of 0-55 degree Celsius.
2.Make your rooms sound-proof and peaceful with noise-cancelling glass
Special laminated glasses such as AcousticglasTM have a PVB interlayer between glass sheets. This helps to dampen out external noise, and lets you enjoy the peaceful ambience at your home.
3.Cut down on your electricity bills with energy-efficient glass
If you are constantly worried about electricity bills, and complain a lot about the fluctuating temperatures in your home’s interior, then worry not. Low-E coated glass such as Ecosense reflect majority of near-infrared rays and keep the interiors cool, thereby reducing your usage of air conditioners.
4.Upgrade your security with toughened glass
Toughened glass is not only a great option to elevate the aesthetics of your house, but can also bolster its security. It is up to five times stronger than regular glass, and is manufactured via the process of tempering (heating float glass to 680 degree Celsius and then rapidly cooling it). It offers great protection against impact, and is also endures the harsh outside climate with ease.