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Creating a Smart Home

Thursday, August 19, 2021   /   by Hans Suhr

Creating a Smart Home

In today’s smart home, automated smart home technology can help simplify life and even help to reduce energy consumption and more! You also don’t need to be an expert or spend a ton on high end technology. 

When starting you make sure your home products are compatible with each other. This will help build a solid foundation which you can continue to add onto over time. The most critical piece is to have a good wireless router.

Smart Lighting

For most people wanting to invest in smart home technology, lighting is a great first step. Many lighting systems work without a central hub and can still communicate with other smart home elements so it’s a great starting off point. Many options can be controlled via your smart phone and allow you to ensure lights aren’t left on and even turn them off if you aren’t home!

Smart Thermostats

One of the best devices that can help save you money is the smart thermostat. It has the ability to ensure your comfort in the home while saving energy when you’re not home. You can establish a heating and cooling schedule that matches your family's lifestyle and some can even detect when you are home or away and adjust accordingly. 

Home Security

There are many home security cameras on the market that allow you to keep an eye on your home when you are away. There are both indoor and outdoor models that connect to your smart phone. You can also get doorbells that have cameras built in to see who approaches your front door and let you speak to the person without even needing to be home!

Audio Systems

Multi-room speakers allow you to have speakers in different rooms of your home, so you can stream music from your collections on spotify or apple music, and even allow different speakers to play different songs in different rooms if you want! Now everyone can enjoy their own music. 

All these different systems allow you to simplify your home and reduce energy consumption and increase savings!

See a perfect house for your family on the market that you want to make into your own smart home? Then connect with me- I’m happy to help with any and all of your questions!