What is a smart home and what is home automation?
What is a smart home? Smart homes are more than just fancy gadgets and a virtual assistant that can deliver a joke on command. They’ve transcended basic home features, such as locks, lights and appliances, and morphed into a virtual network you can control at the touch of a button or through voice command. Find out how you can create your smart home to make everyday life more convenient.
What is home automation?
Home automation allows you to connect your compatible smart devices with a remotely controllable network or hub, so you can communicate with them on one common app versus individually. A home automation hub also allows you to coordinate actions, such as locking the doors and turning your security camera on as soon as you leave the house.
With home automation you can manage your smart appliances, lights, thermostats and security devices from virtually anywhere in the world as long as you have a wifi connection.
Smart home routines
Imagine a home where the lights turn on whenever you enter the room, a fresh pot of coffee is brewing every morning and the doors lock safely behind you as you leave the house. That’s the beauty of programming smart routines for your devices. Setting up a smart home routine may require you to work with a virtual assistant, such as Alexa or Google Home. Alternatively, some companies provide a voice remote with their video services which also allows you to control your smart home with voice commands like a virtual assistant. Here’s how you can begin telling your chosen company’s automation system what to do and when to do it:
A well-prepped automation system can play music, give you the latest news headlines, adjust the thermostat and turn the lights on or off as you move throughout your day. To get the most out of your automation system, set smart home rules for:
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Smart home basics
If you’re wondering how to create a smart home, the answer is it is up to you. You can go simple and just upgrade your lighting or you can install several smart devices, such as:
Smart home convenience and benefits
Smart homes and home automation can save you time and money while making life more convenient. Maximize efficiencies, cost savings and peace of mind by going smart.
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