What is a Smart Home?
A smart home is a home that is equipped with technologies that are designed in different ways to help in everyday life. For some, it’s just a matter of mounting a Bluetooth speaker on the wall, while others won’t settle until every nook in the home is connected to the latest technology.
Given that you have found here, you have probably also heard of smart homes. Technology is often associated with something complicated, but the point of smart homes is the opposite, namely to make life less complicated with the help of technology.
Why should you have a smart home?
Now that we have gone through some of what a smart home is, it is time we talk about the benefits of a smart home. Sometimes it happens that technology is created and purchased just for the sake of it; a bit like toys for age crises, but that’s not the case for smart homes.
Save energy (and money)
Many people believe that smart homes must cost a fortune, but in the long run, they can actually mean savings in many ways. First, automated heating, air conditioning and much more mean that you never use more energy than you need, which is clearly visible on the electricity bill. In addition, you save time through the tasks that become automated, such as cleaning, and time is, as you know, money.
Some are content with having an alarm connected to the door, but on the security front, there is much that can be upgraded thanks to new technology. Not least, we have the deterrent effect that smart security has on any burglars; There are simply fewer people trying to break into homes that have smart surveillance.
In addition, it can be handy to know what is going on at home when you are away, or if you are just waiting for a package while you are at work. Better control of the home is never wrong!
Simplified everyday life
While energy-saving and safety improvements are certainly important, perhaps the main reason for many is that everyday life, and the ever-mentioned life-changing puzzle, has never been easier than it is now, thanks to the smart home. Everything from cleaning to cooking is made easier and then you get time over for things that are much more fun.
More fun everyday
When you have more time left over for fun things, you may already have a thought for what you might think of. If the inspiration were to fail then the smart home can actually help here, for example, you can call your digital assistant that you want to listen to a favorite song and you can even use it to get inspiration and tips for a good movie or TV series.
What products are good to have in a smart home?
The market has been inundated in a short time by-products created for smart homes. It is not easy to find the product you need in this jungle, especially if you navigate through it on your own. We have therefore compiled a list of a few different examples.
Digital Assistant – Amazon Echo (Alexa) or Google Home
No digital home is complete without an assistant who is always there to give you answers to what you need help with.
Media service – Chromecast or Apple TV
These are solutions that help you stream TV, music, and movies from the web directly to your TV.
How do I make my home smart then?
Now that you know more about the smart home and the products that you can use to facilitate your everyday life, your interest in technology may have aroused. Maybe you feel it is time to jump on the train for a smarter everyday life?