How to Turn Your Home into a Smart Home with Ease

Monday, June 05, 2017
Not all of us have yet jumped on the smart home bandwagon yet, but the truth is that it is indeed the next step in home evolution and sooner rather than later, we will all need to upgrade our homes. Nevertheless, it doesn’t always have to be a super expensive remodeling project. You can easily make your residence smarter by making a few simple changes and clever additions. If you are wondering how to do that exactly, don’t worry because we have just the tips for you.

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Smart Lighting

This is the very first thing that you should look into installing, and you will be surprised at how useful smart lights are. Just change a few bulbs and add a few more to alter the very look of your home and save on electricity. They can also function as alarms, strobes, mood lights and may even be able to flicker and flash with the music in the room.

Smart TV

It’s time to exchange the old LCD for a brand new smart TV. The new smart TVs have processors, GPUs, RAM and internal storage of their own, essentially turning them into computers. Most of them are powered by Android, but some manufacturers still use their propriety software. Irrespective of the OS, you should be able to browse the web, stream content from services like Netflix and Hulu, play games without adding a console (not if you are a serious gamer of course), play YouTube videos, connect your smartphone, connect to any device via Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, and so much more. To choose the right smart TV for you, check out this website where they have a detailed comparison between smart TVs from two top brands.

Smart Heating

Smart thermostats will reduce your electricity bills, let you control your home’s temperature from any computer or smartphone, and make the heating process itself a much more efficient one. There’s just no reason as to why you shouldn’t be replacing your old boiler timers with a smart thermostat.

Smart Plugs

Simply plug one of these switches into your board and the power consumption of every electronic device that you plug into that switch can be controlled with your smartphone. It will help you curb power wastage and control the power consumption of your appliances.

Smart Security System

From monitoring newborn and young children to protecting homes, you can do it all with a smart security system. In addition to being able to see the footage on your phone or laptop, even when you are miles away from your home, these are interconnected with security companies, emergency services and the police for fast and instant action against home invasions or any other emergencies.

Robot Cleaners

A smart vacuum cleaner is basically a robot that stays on duty 24 hours a day, cleaning up your mess without you having to worry about it. You can even control it to do specific cleaning with your smartphone or the remote. The only problem with these is the price, and since they don’t really provide too much value for the money, robot vacuum cleaners should be at the bottom of your list. They are still pretty cool though!

Make a list of the smart changes which will be most useful to you and order them according to your preference or need. Go about making one purchase at a time and before you know it, you will be living in a smart home, without breaking the bank.

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