How to Make Your Home a Smart Home

by | Aug 17, 2021

Between work, school, activities, and relationships, you may find your life to be quite hectic. Fortunately, technology has come a long way and allows you to manage your home even while you’re away. You can simplify your life by configuring a smart home system, enabling you to save time and focus on the things that really matter. There are a lot of options for you to customize your home. Keep on reading to see how you can make your domestic life easier with these smart home ideas.

First, make sure you have strong Wifi, as it is the foundation of your smart home.
For each feature to communicate and function effectively across your Smart Home System, you’ll need a good Wifi connection. Check to see where there are areas of strong and weak connection. You can use your phone to identify these areas and place your router in an optimal location.

Sync all of your different features with a centralized hub.
Hubs connect all of your smart features together into one device. There are a lot of different choices, and many are fairly affordable. Hubs are integrated via an app that you can download on your phone. You can also purchase a panel hub if you prefer a sleeker look. Determine what specific features and benefits you need most before purchasing.

Next, determine what features you want.
From security, to kitchen, to pet care, there are a plethora of options for your home. We’ll go over just a few of the many options available to give you a good idea of what’s out there.

  • Temperature Regulation – Control temperature remotely with a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats allow you to monitor your HVAC system from anywhere. You can even schedule your system to turn on and off whenever you choose so energy isn’t wasted. Some thermostats have a sensor to tell them when they need to turn your heating or cooling system off or on.
  • Video Doorbells – Video doorbells both sense and alert you when someone’s at your front door. It records footage of who’s there and has an intercom so you can speak with your visitor.
  • Smart Speakers – Smart speakers let you control everything from lighting to music to temperature, all with your voice. If you decide to go with a smart speaker instead of a home-automation hub, double check to make sure your devices are compatible with the speaker.
  • Smart Plugs – With smart plugs, you can turn off your devices remotely. Just plug the smart plug into your outlets, and whatever devices you power with the smart plug can be easily turned on and off with a simple tap of your finger.

These are only a few options for customizing your smart home; the choices are endless, simplifying your life and making your home more energy-efficient. A trained professional from Laswell Electric Company will install these smart home devices for you and make sure they’re properly wired and connected to your hub. Contact us today to find out more.


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