Smart homes are redefining the real estate industry. An increasing amount of people now want to live in a tech-savvy home. A smart home connects various products to the internet and makes the space more interactive and accessible. From self-closing curtains to digital assistants – smart homes are revolutionising the way we live and function on a daily basis.
The smart home trend is slowly making its way across the world. In some cases, smart features have better energy efficiency and can reduce your carbon footprint in the long run. However, unfortunately, this isn’t the case for every smart product.
If you would like to transform your home into a smart home, here are a few places to start.
You can make your doorbell much more useful with a few tech features. Smart doorbells can let you monitor and talk to who is at the door. You can now see who is at the door before you open it. Smart doorbells can boost the security in your home, especially if you add a camera outside and inside the property.
A smart thermostat can lower your bills and improve energy efficiency in the long run. You can adjust operation times and limit your energy consumption from an app on your phone. On cold winter days, you can get the heating to come on when you are on your way home from work. You could get a new electric boiler installed when setting up your smart thermostat to maximise your energy efficiency.
The digital assistant is one of the most popular features in smart homes. You can ask your assistant to change the music, change the light bulb colour and much more. Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana are some of the most popular assistants available. Smart assistants are perfect for people with busy lives who could do with a helping hand. Your assistant can set timers for your dinner, close the curtains in the living room and play a calming playlist to help you wind down.
Streaming services have exploded in popularity over the last few years. You can access Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and much more from your Smart TV. Sometimes Smart TVs can be on the more expensive side. Don’t worry; you can connect your current TV with a Chromecast or firestick to access smart features.
You can also connect your smart assistant to these items. For example, you can make your TV voice-activated and ask Alexa to play a movie. You can watch everything on one TV and say goodbye to watching Netflix on your laptop screen.
Make your home a smart home this year with a few simple changes.