24 Jan How to Make Your Home ‘Smart’
Since the steep advancement in technological developments over the last decade, we have seen immense changes in the way we do all kinds of things in our day-to-day lives. The word ‘smart’ has a new meaning in today’s age.
With smartphones and computers being such a huge part of our lives, we are going to discuss how you can use them to make your home ‘smart’!
By investing in a smart thermostat or heating system, you can control your heating via your laptop or mobile phone. In an age where fuel costs are increasing and supplies are running low, smart heating is more important than ever before.
So, no more getting to work and realising you’ve left the heating on! You can now have remote access from your smart devices!
Who would have thought 10 years ago that robots would be cleaning our homes? With robot vacuum cleaners, your house can stay cleaning and tidy without being there.
These vacuum cleaning robots have sensors to detect furniture, walls and doors to protect it from damaging anything, and also to make sure it doesn’t get stuck!
They are also becoming much more affordable, which means smart cleaning will become a much more common thing in homes across the UK.
Lighting is another aspect of your home that you can now make ‘smart’. You can install lighting controlled by your phone so that you change the way your lights operate in your home.
For example, if you want your lights to come on dim at 7 o’clock in the morning and gradually get brighter over the next hour, you now have the ability to make that happen! There are even smart lights on the market that can play and react to music, too.
Smart Switches & Power Sockets
A smart switch is a device that you can plug into your normal switch that gives you remote access and more control over usage of your power sockets. This is a fantastic way to keep track of the energy being used throughout your home. You can set timers for certain devices, for example if you are charging something and you don’t want to leave the power running, you can use your phone to turn it off.
Also, there are new power sockets on the market that you can plug USB cords into whilst also having other things plugged in at the same time, like a lamp. This means you can use less energy charging your phone whilst using other household appliances.
Many brands have produced some fantastic smart doorbells in recent times. Now you can change the tone or tune to your doorbell to suit you. Cool, huh? But that’s not all they can do!
Some smart doorbells have cameras linked up so that you can monitor who is outside of your front door. You can even speak to that person from your phone.
These are several great ways to make your home ‘smart’. Did you find this guide useful? We’d be interested to know how you make your home smart.