We have been working towards making our home a smart home for a couple of years now and through some trials and errors, we have figured out the best ways to have a home that makes life easier and better with some smart products and technology. From automating daily necessities to helping use less resources, these simple home additions can have a big impact on your life. We have found the best way to make your home smarter is to start small with just one or two products and then grow from there.
Here Are 10 Easy Ways To Turn Your Home Into A Smart Home:
1. Let Something Else Do the Cleaning
One of my favourite smart home gadgets is the robot vacuum. You set it and forget it, and it cleans the floors at a scheduled time. If you have pets that shed, this is going to be your favourite too!
2. Forget About Your House Key
Instead of fumbling for a key each time you come home, electronic door locks allow you to open your door with just a code. You can also assign different codes to different people that can only be used at certain times of the day, which can help keep your home safe and secure.
3. Stay Cool (Or Warm)
Programmable thermostats have come a long way and are great for keeping your home the perfect temperature without a lot of fuss on your part. They also help keep electricity and fuel bills low.
4. Don't Forget the Great Outdoors
Programmable sprinklers are not a new thing, but they are still one of the best ways to make your home smarter. They will make sure that you are watering enough and at the right time to keep those plants, grass and trees well hydrated and looking good!
5. Keep the Lights On
Programmable smart light bulbs are great at turning the lights on and off at a certain time of day. You can program them to turn on before you get home and before you wake up in the morning too!
6. Let Something Else Take Care of the Details
Get your home a robotic personal assistant to play music, keep you up to date on the latest news and more. Plus the kids have fun with it too!
7. Keep an Eye On Things From Near And Far
Invest in a smart camera home security system that allows you to see what is happening in your home from any room or while you are away from your smartphone.