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Smart Homes: How To Get The Most From Technology


Over the past few decades, our lives at home have changed dramatically. With the introduction of the internet, everything started to advance quickly. Managing your home and everything in it is easier than it ever has been before.


However, not everyone is utilizing smart technology. This could be wasting time and money in the home. If you’re wondering how to turn your home into a smart home, take a look at these simple steps.


Voice or App Controls


How much time do you think you use every time you have to turn off the lights or lock the door? With voice or app controls, you can take complete control of how your home is run and save valuable time while you do it. You can even set up routines on your app so it recognizes what to do.


For instance, when you say ‘Hey Google, I’m popping out’, it will be your apps queue to turn off lights, heating, and check the doors are locked. Home automation allows you to control everything in your home from one device so all of your apps are in one place.


Smart Thermostat and Lighting


Perhaps you’ve noticed an increase in energy costs this year. Using smart thermostats and smart lighting is one of the best ways to decrease those costs. You won’t need to move from the sofa to set up heating and lighting exactly as you need it to be.


For instance, if you’re only using one room, you can turn the radiators off in other rooms. You can also control the temperature in each room and turn the heating on when you’re away from home so it’s warm when you return. Similarly, you can control lighting throughout your home via voice command or an app on your phone.


Smart Doorbells and Locks


Smart doorbells are ideal for controlling the exterior of your property. They often come with cameras that allow you to see who is at your door and even speak to them through your app if you’re unable to answer. Smart locks give you control over your door and allow you to unlock the door for visitors to enter.


You can also give temporary smart keys to your family and friends if you need them to gain access to your home for any reason. This smart technology is ideal for elderly relatives who may not be able to answer the door without aid.


Safety and Security Cameras


Whether you’re looking for a smart baby monitor or an outdoor security camera, smart technology can help you make the most of what you’ve got. You may even want to use camera technology to check in on your pets while you’re at work.


You can control your cameras via an app and speak to someone through the camera if you need to. For instance, if a delivery arrives at your home and you’re not there, you can tell the delivery person exactly where to leave it or arrange another delivery.


Smart technology is all about convenience so you can expect it to be easy, save time, and save money. If you’ve found this article helpful, take a look at the others.


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