Smart technology (also known as the internet of things) is a way of linking everyday objects to the internet. Adopting smart technology in your home can give you more control over your home. By linking appliances to the internet, you can send information between them and operate them remotely via your phone. Here are just a few individual ways to adopt smart technology in your home.
Heating and cooling
When it comes to regulating your home’s temperature, smart HVAC can be handy to have. If it’s too cold in the night and you don’t want to get up to use the thermostat, you can easily adjust your heating via your phone. Similarly, if you’re on your way back home from work and want the home to be warm before you get back, you can turn on the heating as you’re travelling back by using your phone. Smart HVAC meters can also send information of your energy usage to you providers so that you’re getting more accurate bills based on your energy consumption.
It’s also possible to install smart lighting. This could allow you to control all your home’s lighting from your phone. If you want to check if you’ve left a light on downstairs this could allow you to check without having to go downstairs. Some smart lighting systems can even tell you how much energy you’re using.
You can also integrate smart technology into your home security. There are surveillance cameras that you can view on your phone as well as alarms that can notify you on your phone if they are triggered. This could help you to monitor your home and protect it against intruders from any location. Smart locks could even be an option, allowing you to lock and unlock doors and windows in your home from your phone.
It’s also possible to integrate smart technology with your home entertainment. Smart TVs are becoming more popular allowing you to access programs and movies without subscribing to a satellite/cable service, giving you more control over your viewing. You can also catch up on and record programs from your phone. On top of smart TV, there’s also smart speakers, which can be connected with any device in your home. As well as being able to control these remotely via your phone, you can often control these smart speakers with your voice.
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