So in today’s world it seems everything is getting smarter, from our phones to the cars we drive and yes even our homes. There are so many technological advances being made that there are even shoes that are “Digitsole‘>smart shoes”. We have come a long way in the world of Artificial intelligence and Augmented reality that our homes can be completely automated to suit our busy lifestyles. Read along to find out how you can have a Smart Home with all the new and exciting electronics and gadgets available for purchase here at technology and electronics. I will provide links to all the items to make your home a “smart home” towards the bottom of this page.
One thing that comes to mind when thinking about converting your home into a smart home is security. There are many options for security when it comes to protecting your home and the valuables inside. For example just a few years back we only relied on security cameras and changing our batteries in our gadgets in the house. Now we have hard-wired or rechargeable technology which is controlled through our phones. We can tap into an App and watch in real time what is going on in and around the house.
We can even know if there is a gas leak in the house without being there thanks to today’s innovations. If you are worried about an important package arriving, but you will be away there is a smart door bell you can install with a camera to watch for “would be thieves”. Click the link to read my review on “Hello Nest Door Bell”. Security cameras have come a long way since the invention of the nanny cam and now you can have a camera pretty much anywhere. So security in its top performance in the years to come.
Giving You More Through Technology
Smart gadgets are helpful in all aspects of your life, let’s say you left for vacation in a hurry to catch your flight, but forgot to lock your door or left the thermostat on high or even left the garage door wide open. There is no need to worry when you have a smart home because all of these things can be controlled through your phone. Through the “ecobee” you can control your thermostat. With a Smart lock you can lock or unlock your door, you can check on your mail or packages you are expecting using the “Ring Video door bell” and you can even turn off those lights you left on using “Smart Home Technology”
All of this new and exciting technology is here to give us more time or help us use the time we have in the most efficient way possible. It seems that we have less time or feel we have less time because our lives have gotten so busy with work or school or our social settings. With such little time left for ourselves it only makes sense to get smart or at the very least have the surrounding things be smart. Alexa or Artificial intelligence has been helping us with saving time in our everyday lives and so has the use of Robot Vacuum’s. Time is the one thing we can not make more of, we have only 24hrs in a day and what we decide to use that time for is not replaceable. To read a blog I wrote on Artificial Intelligence click the link.
Why A Smart Home
When you think of a “smart home” you might think of all types of electronic devices working in unison with one another like an episode of the “Jetsons” research through Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be approximately 25 billion homes operating with “Low – T enabled devices” and millions will be used to help consumers automate their homes. Research has shown that “millennial’s and “Gen-X’ers” are thrilled to have a smart home.
These advances and devices are able to control lighting, heating, air conditioning (HVAC), ventilation, security, and other house hold devices through the use of our smart phones, tablets, and computers with ease. The key drivers in having a “smart home” is to have accessibility in security, energy efficiency, entertainment, productivity, health monitoring and being connected at all times. Through the functions of a “Smart Home” we can have control over things like:
- Security *Smart locking systems, Security cameras, Pet camera and Baby cameras
- Lighting Temperature *Daylight – Sensing & Occupancy – Sensing lighting, Switches, AC’s, Climate Control & Energy Management Thermostats, Keypad/Central Control Overall Control.
- Kitchen & Other Home Equipment *Cookers, Washing machine, Coffee machine, Carbon Monoxide/Smoke/Fire Alarm
- Home Entertainment *Whole Home Audio, Amplifiers & Media Servers, Smart T. V’s, Projectors & Screens
While internet connectivity in smartphones and in homes seems to be the driving force in consumer adoptions of “smart home” devices, it will be the consumer experience that ultimately drives the mass-market to full home automation by the year 2020. According to research by “Statista” by 2020 the global market for home automation will reach $46 billion which is nearly tripled its value from 2014.
Looking To Start You’re Own Smart Home
Here are a list of Smart Home Devices you can purchase now through my links to Amazon
- Amazon Eco
- Amazon Cloud Cam
- Kasa Wi-Fi Smart Bulb
- Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit
- August Smart Lock Home – Kit Enabled
- Ring Video Door Bell Pro
- Netgear Arlo Pro
- Mewo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
- Lutron Caseta In-Wall Wireless Smart Light “2 count”
- Nest Protection (Second Generation)
- Leak Smart Wi-Fi Water Sensor
- Neato Botvac – Connected Robot Vacuum
- Link Shades Wi-Fi Remote Controlled Shades
- Amazon Fire T.V. Cube
I hope this has given you an idea about making your home a Smart Home and you can purchase all of these items and more through the links provided or on my purchase page in the home screen. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will be happy to respond. Thank you for reading