Busy homeowners can take advantage of advances in technology that make managing a household easier. Smart devices are inexpensive and easy to use. If you’re considering technology for your home, here are five smart home features to implement.
Manage Energy Consumption With Technology in Your Home
Manage your energy consumption by using a smart thermostat. These devices are installed like a regular thermostat; however, you will be able to manage the temperature of your home via a smartphone. While at the office or on vacation, adjust the temperature settings using an app. A smart thermostat is also programmable; it automatically sets the device to adjust the temperature at specific times of the day.
Smart Light Bulbs
Smart bulbs allow you to control your home’s lighting via an app, helping you reduce energy costs. Using the app, program each bulb to power on or off at certain times every day. If you get to work and realize you left the kitchen light on, simply use your smartphone to turn it off.
Some types of smart bulbs are dimmable. There are even types that allow you to adjust the color and brightness of the lighting.
Smart Home Security System
A security system keeps family and belongings safe. Modern “smart” security systems offer more options than traditional systems. Smart security systems include cameras that alert your phone when movement is detected. View the cameras from your smartphone, even if you’re away from the house. Monitoring your home will allow you to alert the authorities if there is suspicious activity on your property.
Smoke Detection as a Smart Home Feature
Smoke detectors save lives. Smart detectors sound an alarm inside the house and send a notification to your smartphone. If you’re away from home, you can take the necessary steps to contact your family and call emergency services.
Technology in Your Home: Smart Doorbells
Smart doorbells are another way to use technology to boost home security. When someone approaches the front door, you’ll receive an alert. The doorbell camera allows you to monitor the entry and speak with the visitor. Smart doorbells detect movement, which means you will be notified even if the person at the door doesn’t ring the bell.
Home Automation Hub
One of the most significant advantages of a smart home is automating the household’s smart devices. A home hub functions as a control system from which you can manage your other smart devices. There are several options, including Google Home systems and Amazon’s Echo.
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