Now, that you’ve decided to make your home smart, let’s first get the basics right.
What Exactly Is A Smart Home?
In the broadest terms, smart home refers to using technology to automate your home to improve your lifestyle. This can be something as simple as using a smart speaker to play your preferred music or connecting all your home appliances to the internet so that you can control them remotely.
How To Transform Your Home Into A Smart Home?
Converting your home into a smart home that uses the latest devices and automation technology need not be complicated. Here, we give you five easy ways to do it.
Step 1: Set up a smart doorbell
One of the biggest benefits of home automation is increasing the safety and security of your home. The smart doorbell is a great place to start. These devices include video monitors and cameras, which live stream videos from your front door to your handheld device or indoor monitor.
You can now see, who is at the front door and unlock the door remotely. The best part, smart home doorbells are easy to install – irrespective of whether your home is newly constructed or decades old. Wiring requirements are minimum, and the device can be hooked to all front doors.
Step 2: Upgrade your home security
With the smart doorbell, you have now secured your front door. The next step is to secure other areas in your home, like the backdoor, windows, driveways, and even the interiors.
Set up a CCTV surveillance system with intruder alarms. This system contains motion sensors, CCTV cameras all connected to a central hub and transmitting real-time info directly to your smartphone. With a smart home security system, you can now see what’s happening both inside and outside your home, anytime and from anywhere.
Step 3: Protect your home and loved ones with smoke detectors
These are smart devices that send notifications to your phone if they detect fire and smoke in your home. Some latest smoke detectors not just send you a notification but can alert neighbours or security authorities if you are out of town.
These three smart security devices – video doorbells, CCTV security system, fire and intruder alarms – are easy to install and provide live access to what’s happening at your home, directly to your Smartphone. Now, that you’ve got home security upgraded, it’s time to focus on the convenience factors of a smart home.
Step 4: Install smart lights
Smart lights can be remotely turned on and off, with just a few taps on your mobile screen. Apart from the convenience factor, these lights help you reduce your monthly electricity bills. Installing a smart light is quite simple – all you have to do is screw in the light bulb into an existing socket, connect it to the internet, and voila, you can now control it via your mobile. However, a few bigger lighting systems may require a bit of electrical rework.
Step 5: Upgrade to smart home appliances
Once you have finished the smart lighting, you can then focus on your home appliances like the TV, refrigerator, washing machines, AC and more. It’s not always possible to convert your old models into a smart appliance. Instead, of replacing all your existing appliances, the next time you are shopping for a new appliance, make sure to look for smart devices, so that you can integrate them into your smart home.
Eurovigil, your partner in your journey to a smart home
Here at Eurovigil, we offer modular smart home automation systems that you can customize to your specific requirements. We can help you get your smart home up and running in no time, providing you with state-of-the-art technology smart devices and top-of-the-line customer support.