5 Must-Haves For Creating Your Smart Home
Having a smart home doesn’t mean all your homely-duties are done for you, but it does mean your life at home will get much easier and more efficient. With new advances in technology, it’s never been easier to create the smart home of your dreams. However, there are so many choices that picking out what you need can begin to get complicated. We’ve created this list of 5 must-haves for creating your smart home that are easy to install, affordable, and will enhance your time spent at home.
Whether you have been living with a traditional wired security system or haven’t taken any safety measures other than door locks, your first priority should be your home security system. With options ranging from small DIY kits with self-monitoring systems to professionally installed and monitored systems, there is an option that will keep your home safe on your budget. With add-on options like interior and exterior cameras, smoke detectors, and even water level detectors, every aspect of your home will be protected.
Your safety doesn’t end with a security system. Electronic door locks are another important addition to your home that adds security and convenience at a reasonable price. Electronic locks give you the option to control your doors from your phone, through voice recognition, or with a simple passcode.
Most of us can agree that it is nice to have music playing in your home, whether you are having a party, sitting down relaxing, or cleaning up around the house. However, we often don’t take the time to put music on because the process can be more frustrating than enjoyable. New smart speakers can lower the frustration of getting up to change songs or turn up the volume when going to another room. Smart speakers play music in every room of your home with the touch of a button at a fraction of the price of specialty home audio systems, and they’re as easy to install as just plugging them into your wall.
You may think that the lighting in your home is fine, but smart light bulbs can offer some impressive benefits to your home. With scheduling capabilities, color options, and dimming selections, there is a lot to love about smart bulbs. They’re also extremely affordable and easy to install. Just swap your regular light bulbs for a smart bulb, and you’re good to go!
While automatic blinds may seem like something you only find in expensive homes, they are more affordable than you might think. With options that allow you to keep your current curtains or blinds by integrating smart controls to what you have now, you can get automatic blinds on your budget. There are luxury options that come as their own set of blinds with controls and even some that can be built into your windows. Open or close your blinds from the comfort of your bed for optimal natural light throughout your home. With higher-end options, you can even put your blinds on a schedule.
If you’re looking to control every aspect of your home including your comfort, begin looking to your HVAC system components. Integrating a smart thermostat to your home gives you complete control over your home’s comfort on your schedule. With more advanced capabilities like programming and the ability to change the temperature from your phone, your home will be the perfect temperature all the time, and you’ll save money! For more information on these incredible devices, check out our blog: Guide to Controlling Your Programmable Thermostat.
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