Are you excited at the prospect of home automation? Do you want to start building the perfect foundation for a smart home, but don’t know which smart home products you should buy first? Over the past few years, the market for smart home devices has grown exponentially, with more and more smart devices being introduced each passing year. This is because you can save money and time and still run your home better with the help of smart devices.
Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a fortune on cutting-edge gear to lay the perfect foundation for your smart home. To find out which smart home products you should buy first, continue reading our blog article below.
A smart speaker is the perfect starting point for building a smart home. This is because they can be used as the central brain of the entire set-up. They normally come with a voice assistant that can help you control other devices, like smart coffee machines or lights in your smart home system. Smart speakers can also be used to answer questions without scrolling through Google, play audiobooks and music, and even set reminders and alarms. Since smart speakers are easy to set up, they provide you with an easy entryway into smart home technology.
Smart lighting is also another easy path towards establishing a smart home. In addition to lighting up your home perfectly, these devices also pair with your existing smart home system easily. If you cannot control your smart lights because you don’t have a smart speaker, you can use the companion apps that are available with most smart lights to control them via your smartphone. All you’ll need to do is to set up your smart home to accommodate these smart devices.
Designed to support a variety of apps and connect to the internet, just like smartphones, smart TVs are the way of the future. These TVs make it possible for you to check your social media, play games, watch YouTube and even stream movies effortlessly. Some models even have voice control capabilities which means you can link them to your smart speaker and control them using voice commands.
If you’re looking for a smart way to deal with annoying salespeople or unwanted guests, a smart doorbell is the way to go. Equipped with WiFi connectivity, a microphone, and a video camera, this smart device sends a live video to your smartphone’s doorbell app from your front door. As such, you can use it to talk to anyone at your door. It also records footage of any visitors who come by when you are away.
Smart Security Camera
Getting a smart security camera will help you bring your home security system to the 21st century. These devices are capable of sending live and recorded footage to your smartphone or the cloud via your home WiFi network. Some smart security cameras also offer additional smart features like two-way communication, geofencing and face tagging that ensure you get the most from your surveillance system.
Smart Smoke Detector
Smoke detectors are essential components of your home’s fire safety measures. Smart smoke detectors are designed to notify you of a fire in your home regardless of where you are. These devices get this done by sending alerts to the cloud. Moreover, these devices can be easily linked to other smart devices. For example, they can work together with your smart lights to guide you out of your home in the event of a fire.
Smart thermostats are changing the way people cool and warm their homes. These devices can be controlled from just about anywhere using your mobile or WiFi connection because they are app-enabled. Whether you’re on holiday, at home, or at work, you can effortlessly stay on top of your heating and cooling system. Additionally, many models can be voice-controlled using Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant.
As you can see, you don’t have to break the bank to start enjoying the benefits of home automation. If you would like to learn more about home automation, or are ready to establish your very own smart home, contact Advanced Living Solutions today. Our friendly, knowledgeable and seasoned team of experts are ready and willing to answer all your concerns–and with it, kick-start your home automation project.
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