Whether it’s lighting, temperature control or home security, there are lots of ways to start automating your home. Smart home technology is not only improving our lives at home, but it’s also helping to reduce our energy usage. Here are a few ways to turn your home into a smarter home.
Adding smart lights to your home is one of the easiest ways if you are looking to overhaul your home. Smart lighting is a lighting technology designed for energy efficiency which includes high efficiency fixtures and automated controls that make adjustments based on daylight availability, occupancy etc. You can also find LED bulbs that can change colours, connect to apps and the internet, and much more.
Smart thermostats are devices that can be used with home automation and which are responsible for controlling a home’s heating and cooling. They allow the user to control the home temperature throughout the day using a schedule, such as setting a different temperature for day and night. With latest technologies, you can even use your voice to control your thermostat and set schedules and menus to connect with other devices.
For many, kitchen is the centre of a home. With the progress of technology, as our homes are becoming smart every day, our kitchens are also transforming. There are a large number of smart kitchen appliances that will turn your kitchen and dining spaces into pleasurable and smart experiences. They help reduce waste as these appliances come equipped with capabilities of waste sorting, self-cleaning etc.
Smart Home Security
Having a security camera in the home provides total peace of mind. Smart security systems are also popular and easily adapted to apartments. There are home security systems that send alerts and recorded video to your smartphone if it detects any movement when you are not at home. You can then have the system sound an alarm or alert the police or your neighbours. These systems can also send alerts when temperatures change drastically or the air quality changes. Smart locks allow doors to be opened via a smartphone with some minor hardware changes.
Entertainment at home is no longer restricted to the living room. There is a smart device for whatever form of entertainment you are looking for. Now with intelligent home entertainment and network systems you can turn the TV, turn on the speakers, and even charge your TV , all using your smartphone. You can access the system from anywhere in the world. When you access the device, you can set the parameters that you want to do. You can also stream movies, videos, music, and more throughout your home and even in outdoor areas using an automated home theatre system
These are just a few ways of making your home smart. Why not make use of these technologies when it is there for use?