Smart Home Tips
Smart home devices can let you automate your home and bring it into the 21st century. This lets you create the perfect atmosphere with a simple tap of a button. The best smart devices connect to your smart hub and phone to make your life easier. During your home inspection, you can trust our experienced home inspectors to guide you on efficient ways to smarten up your home. Below, we have listed some of the best smart home tips to help modernize your home.
Here are some of our top smart home ideas for your home:
Find the right hub
Every smart home starts with a great Smart Hub. This is a special device that helps you connect to all your smart home devices in an easy and elegant way. Some of the most popular Smart Hub devices are the Google Nest Hub and the Amazon Echo Show. These devices let you connect and interact with all the smart devices around your home.
Wi-Fi in every room
Nobody likes dead zones. Your home inspector can help spot the areas in your home that do not receive strong Wi-Fi so that you can place extenders in the best places. Although Wi-Fi in every room is great, you may want to run an ethernet cable to some rooms for your PC, Smart Hub, Smart TV, or gaming console.
Although your smart home hub generally comes fitted with a speaker, you can also install smart speakers around your home. Sonos, Sony, and others offer smart speaker systems that you can install on either your roof or place them around each room you want them in. These systems then come with an app to let you control where you want your music to play.
Keeping you and your loved ones safe is always the number 1 priority. Smart camera systems use cloud technology to help you keep an eye on your home from anywhere in the world. Your home inspector can help guide you on where you should place these cameras around your home.
Another great smart home device is smart light bulbs. These special light bulbs connect via Wi-Fi to let you control the lights around your home from your phone or smart hub device. Some smart lights also let you control the color and brightness of the bulbs.
A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat that can connect to your home’s heating system to control the climate in your home. These thermostats can connect to your smart hub to enable you to control the temperature in your home and can even let you switch on your air conditioner while you are on the way home.
For devices that are not Wi-Fi enabled, you can still control them with the use of a smart switch. These Wi-Fi-enabled switches let you bring the convenience of smart home devices to your normal appliances in a quick and easy way.
Smart locks give you the peace of mind to know that your home is always safe and secure. These locks allow you to enter your home without the need for a key. These Wi-Fi-enabled locks connect to your smart hub to let you unlock your door with a passcode, fingerprint, from your phone, or even remotely for someone else.
Wi-Fi-enabled blinds can make your mornings that much easier. These blinds can connect via the internet to let you open and close your blinds with your voice, or through the app on your phone. This also connects to your smart hub so that you can control everything in one central place.
Your home’s smart home devices don’t all need to be in the house. A smart sprinkler system will connect to your smart hub to let you control your watering system from the comfort of your phone. You can manually turn the system on or set it to come on automatically at certain times.
Smart garage doors
Wi-Fi-enabled garage doors can give you that extra level of comfort by being able to control them from your phone. Smart garage doors can connect to your smart hub to let you control the doors from anywhere with an active internet connection.
Other Smart Appliances
Smart kitchen appliances can help make you a master chef in no time. These smart home devices connect to your smart hub to give you notifications and other information you may need about your food. These include fridges, microwaves, ovens, washing machines, and more.