You’ll find countless videos of people showing off their technologically advanced houses all over social media. Often, these videos show off remote-control lighting, window fixtures, alarm clocks, music systems, and even kitchen appliances. All these items use certain technologies to make your living space more convenient and futuristic. If you’re interested in turning your humble abode into a more advanced space, check out these three simple ways to make your house a smart home.
Keep It Basic
Some individuals who are very tech-savvy will outfit their homes with highly advanced smart features. These can be small things like a sensor under the bed that turns on lights when you get up in the morning or a wall of records that plays when you scan QR codes. These are undoubtedly cool amenities to have in your house, but it’s better to focus on the basics to keep the process more straightforward.
Basically, you should invest in user-friendly technologies (these often work with a simple app and pre-programmed functionality) that upgrade lights, audio, systems, video systems, and windows. These four aspects of your house are convenient to improve and benefit greatly from smart technology. If you prioritize these first, your home will feel much smarter in no time!
Go to the Pros
DIYing a smart home installation is a fun challenge that can save you lots of money. However, you may have very specific automation requirements and desires and want to convert your home quickly. If so, it’s better to consult a professional company that has experienced in the industry.
Their expert knowledge will ensure your smart home conversion is more successful and perhaps more comprehensive than a DIY project. Plus, these companies will work with your vision to create a slew of amazing house amenities, such as a highly immersive home theater to make movie nights unforgettable.
Don’t Neglect LAN
One issue people encounter when converting their house into a smart home is a clogged network due to so many devices connecting to the internet. While wireless technology is very advanced today, too many electronics can cause your smart home to lag. To avoid these issues, you should wire as many of your smart components with Cat6 cables (wired for LAN access) as you can. This is especially important if you have automated security cameras and streaming devices or related high-bandwidth items.
By following these simple tips, you can make your house a smart home in no time! Make sure you have a comprehensive plan of the design and layout of your devices to make the installation process far more straightforward.