Control your home from your phone and voice
With the smart home concept being pushed by big brands, it has never been so popular a time to transform your house into a smart home. Numerous devices and appliances are available to the consumer market, from smart plugs to smart appliances. And the cost of these devices has become increasingly practical and affordable.
The hardest part of your transformation is knowing which products are compatible with your hub or if you require specific apps to run them. While the main advantage of hubs is that they offer a single user interface, they are not always essential. The only essential thing is that you have a good wireless router that can reach across your entire home.
Your virtual assistant can connect you with your other smart devices. You can dim your lights and play songs simply by using your voice. The top three virtual assistant smart devices currently dominating the market are Amazons Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit.
These products are widely embraced by other device manufacturers, that they have become compatible with the top central hubs. Virtual assistants are also designed to take up as little room as possible, allowing you to place it anywhere.
If you’re looking to automate, these systems can easily make your day to day easier.
Smart Lighting System
Lighting is probably the first thing that might come to mind when people are interested in transforming their homes. Most smart lighting will work fine without a central hub and communicate through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Many users will want to have their lights connected to a Virtual Assistant to control them over voice. Smart lighting also provides several other features, such as saving options that turn themselves off when a person exits the room.
Smart AC controllers
A smart AC device can deliver both energy savings and comfort for your home. These devices can be set to deliver more than just cooling and heating but anticipate when you are home or in a specific room.
Smart AC controllers are used HCAV’s, but a professional is required for installation.
With new inexpensive modules reaching the market, anyone can turn their air con system into a smart system. Speak to your electrician, or contact us, to see how you can convert your air con into a smart split system.
For homeowners that need music playing, now there are smart speakers available to use throughout your entire home. You can either install in-ceiling speakers or buy a speaker device to place throughout your home.
The audio system is connected through Wi-Fi, allowing them to broadcast music through your phone or smart hub. This is the perfect way to host at your house without the extra cost of hardwiring or sound quality.
You can add a smart lock to your home for that extra security. Smart locks also offer additional security features such as automatic locking and keyless entry via your smartphone. Most smart locks have a touchpad, meaning that you can get in if you forget your phone inside.
These locks can sometimes be more cost-effective than buying a traditional door lock and can be a good alternative. You can even create individual codes to allow different people to access your home.
In today’s age, now you don’t have to walk to your front door to see who is ringing your doorbell. Smart doorbells are another great way to smarten up your home while being inexpensive and easy to install.
A professional may be needed if you don’t have an existing doorbell but the benefits far outweigh the cost. You can talk and monitor your front door from your smartphone, you don’t even have to be home to interact with someone.
In conclusion, there are many options if you are looking to transform your house into a smart home. Almost any device or appliance you can think of can be made or bought smart. Smart deceives are becoming increasingly popular and inexpensive, so today might be the day you make your life easier.
Give us a call on 0408 966 729 to see how we can transform your house into a smart house.