While there may not be such a thing as a stupid home, there definitely is such a thing as a smart home.
Smart, connected homes tie in all of your devices; lighting, HVAC, security, appliances, doors, home theatre, and basically anything else you can think of that can get an education, making up your smart home. Heard the term IoT? These devices are part of the internet of things, essentially tying in all aspects of your home to work for you, smarter and more efficiently.
Interested in making your home a little…or a lot, smarter? Here are a few of the categories you should consider.
A smart home hub will provide you with a central location through which you can control all of your smart home devices that otherwise wouldn’t be able to communicate with each other. Additionally, hubs also let you automate many of the processes in your home.
Some of the things you can control and automate are having your lights turn on, thermostat temperature change, window blinds lowered, and music start playing all when you unlock your door.
The first thing smart lights can do for you is lower your energy bill as they are all LEDs as opposed to fluorescent or incandescent. While smart lights can be perfectly integrated with your smart hub, it should be noted that they can also be controlled via your smartphone where you can set schedules to turn them on and off.
While replacing all your bulbs can quickly become expensive, a more budget friendly solution could be to install a smart light switch. These work like regular switches but can also be controlled through your smartphone and connected to other smart home devices.
Controlling your HVAC system can be the biggest energy saver in your home. One of the most obvious benefits of a smart, connected thermostat is that you can remotely set the temperature in your home using your smartphone. When a smart thermostat is linked to your other smart home devices such as lights and motion sensors it will absolutely save you money in the long run by reducing your heating and cooling costs.
Just about every home has a security system currently installed. However a smart security system will let you keep a tab on everything going on in your home through your phone, tablet, or laptop. Typically the higher end cameras can be linked with other smart home devices, sensors, and even come with night vision.
In addition to your home security system, you can also integrate a video doorbell which sends a live feed to your smartphone when someone pushes the button at the front door. Amazingly, you can even unlock the door remotely once you have verified the person thats outside. Imagine never missing a package again by allowing the delivery person inside while you’re at the office.
Smart Speakers – Probably some of the most popular devices someone can integrate into their home. Besides the fact you can play music with a simple voice request, you can also speak commands and control the rest of your smart home devices. Turn down the lights, lock the door, order a large pizza, call an uber, the possibilities are near endless.
Smart Plugs – A smart plug or switch is definitely the most affordable and easiest way to begin automating your home. Just about anything that is plugged into the wall can be plugged into a smart plug and voila, the antique floor lamp just got its education.
Robot Vacuums – Need we say more? A robot. That vacuums your home. While you’re doing something, anything else.
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