For many of us, interacting with smart devices has become part of our lifestyle. Devices connected to the internet go beyond smartphones, televisions, and watches. You can get smart kitchen appliances, security locks, lights, thermostats, and window treatments. What's more, you don't need a complex self-operating system as depicted in Sci-Fi movies. Simple investments make your home easy to use and faster to operate, even when you are away from the house.
Can any home become a smart home? Let's find out, starting with the blinds and windows.
Smart Window Treatments
If it's time to change your window treatments, consider smart window treatments. You can enjoy hands-free control with remote control blinds and shades. Motorized window treatments eliminate the process of manually drawing drapes, blinds, and shades. Instead, you can open and close blinds and shades from your bed or couch.
With Lutron shades in your home, you can say hello to seamless syncing with your HVAC. This means that your shades can automatically detect temperature and light. With smart sensors, the shades can adjust themselves or prompt a change. The automatic shades improve your energy efficiency and lower your power bill.
Also, you can program smart window treatments to open and close at specific times. Think of the convenience of operating your home when you're away for maximum privacy. Lastly, remote control blinds and shades do not use dangerous cords and strings. Therefore, you can protect your children and pets even when you're away.
Smart lighting systems are one of the best ways to avoid the repetitive task of moving to and from the switch. Imagine the convenience of switching your bulb without moving. What's more, a smart lighting system helps you regulate the ambiance in your home. The amount and color of lighting in any room sets the mood.
You can adjust the colors for a romantic dinner, movie night, or study session with smart bulbs. For example, using a smart bulb and Lutron shades in your TV room helps you adjust the room's brightness. Once the movie starts, you can change the light for comfort.
Besides the ambiance, you can also control all the light bulbs in your house and manage your power bills. It's frustrating to walk upstairs every time you or your loved one forget to hit the switch. With a mobile app and a WiFi connection, you can switch off, dim, or change the mood on any smart bulb in your home.
As a homeowner, you take several measures to protect your home from intruders. Unfortunately, it's frustrating because sometimes, you cannot be at home. How can you protect your kids, nanny, pets, and property from malicious intruders?
Smart security systems help you improve your surveillance and security. Smart doorbells, for instance, let you know who is knocking before you open. Most smart doorbells have video cameras that record your visitors. You can also speak to the person at the door on your smartphone.
Smart door locks help you open and close your door from a remote location. You can open your door to any visitor while you continue your activities in another room. You can also allow people into the home when you're absent if they need to get in or drop off an item.
To ensure maximum security, get smart cameras for your home. You can get cameras for the indoors or outdoors to check for intruders. Motion-activated cameras provide alerts whenever an intruder steps into your home. What's more, you can pair the camera with a smart security alarm and lights. When an intruder walks tries to get in, the lights and the alarms go off. You can scare away the intruder and alert authorities.
Smart Entertainment Systems
Internet-supported televisions and gaming systems are popular among many gadget enthusiasts. However, you can also invest in these devices for convenience. With a smart TV, you can stream movies and music instead of pre-downloading.
Be sure to buy smart speakers to go with your new smart TV. Some models allow seamless syncing, supporting voice-activated commands on the television. You can speak to your sound systems to control your movies, music, search requests, and volume.
Smart speakers also work beyond entertainment systems. Alexa and Google Home integrate with other intelligent devices. You can use the voice assistant in these speakers to control smart devices in your home. You can change the lights, security, and window treatments with a voice command.
Syncing helps you create a stable ecosystem of devices that make your home comfortable. You can ask your assistant to reduce your smart TV volume or change your bathroom light to deep purple. You can also continue cooking while opening the door for your friend.
The frustration of finding the right temperature for your home is unmatched. You may need to move the dials continually and press buttons throughout the day and night to find a balance. However, smart thermostats help you control the climate of your home with ease.
First, you can adjust the house temperature from your phone. With a mobile app, you can ensure correct settings. What's more, smart thermostats have predictive systems. They use intelligent systems to set the temperature without manual input. Smart thermostats also learn your temperature patterns and perform the actions over time.
Smart sensors and thermostats also adjust the temperature when you're in the room. This means that they maintain a consistent temperature until you walk in. Smart adjustment helps control power usage.
You can also pair your smart thermostat and sensors with your HVAC system to regulate temperature remotely. This is excellent because you can reduce your power bills. When you leave work, you can ask the system to set your desired temperature. The thermostat changes the settings gradually to ensure comfort when you walk in.
Go Smart Today
Smart homes are now easy to create thanks to many smart devices. You can improve your home by getting smart blinds, sounds systems, cameras, and thermostats. Budget Blinds Smart Home solutions help you upgrade your home. Contact us today for a free consultation with our design experts.