The smart home is a big help for the modern Indian families. When both partners work,every little help matters. I like the idea of saving electricity, saving water and keeping my home safe without overwhelm. A smart home will help you do all this and more. While the smartness is still in its early stage, you can do a lot to make life easier!
What I love about a smart home is the way it frees up time. It gets rid of the mundane and makes it as easy as entering a command on the laptop or an app on your phone. When life gives you the opportunity why not use it ?
Tips to a Smart Home
1)Get a Smart Home
Resting on the couch and thinking who will start the coffee maker? Ask your Google home to turn it on for you. Once its ready just pour it, get the cookies and you are set. This is great also in the morning when you are rushed. There are options for smart vacuums who will clean while you read. You can set up your ovens, refrigerators, rice cooker and coffee machines to make your life easier with a smart kitchen.
Want to watch your favorite show?
Just ask Google Home to stream Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for you on Amazon .No more searching for the remote.
Want to check the weather before planning a picnic?
Don’t worry, you know whom to ask. Google Home synced to your favorite Google will find the weather forecast for you, while you finalize the plan.
Want to find the best new restaurant in the city? Just ask Google! When you have so many gadgets at home a Smart housekeeper is just what you need. This is where Google Home and its little helper the Google Home Mini will help you.
Now if you go on a long trip, you need to beg your neighbors to water your plants. With smart sensors, you can set up a watering system which will take all your headache away. No more plants dying on the balcony while you holiday.
Home temperature for optimal comfort.
When you have children at home you want the home cooling, heating and thermostat to be in sync. Not too hot , not too cold with the right amount of moisture.
2)Get Smart lights
Coming home late in the evening after a long day at work?
Get the lights on your verandah and front porch turned on just when you drive in. This you can do with smart lights and or smart switches. The best part is you save energy.
Want mood lighting?These smart lights are hassle free for indoor or outdoor. Just choose a location and you will have beautiful light,lighting up your home.
Before you change all the lights in your home check your budget, check your needs.
3)Create a Safe Home
Set up your own smart smoke detector system to keep your home fire safe
Have door sensors activated, which will alert you in case of unusual activity when you travel. This is best done for the door which needs max protection or is most at risk. But even if you don’t get door sensor, smart cameras are nowadays a must have for homes.
How to pick the best Smart Camera for your home.
- Think simple to set up.
- Discreet and attractive are both important criteria.
- It’s best if these cameras are with motion sensors. Record when there activity. Otherwise, it makes little sense to have hours of recording with zero activity. Also, cloud storage may be limited.
- You will be spoiled for choice for your indoor smart camera need. In case it’s going to be outdoors you will need a weatherproof one. But even an outdoor smart camera depends on your needs. Sometimes having a video doorbell may be suitable for you. Check your options before you invest in a high-end outdoor camera.
- Infrared cameras are a little expensive but may be needed for recording in dark. Check proper placement options and your home security needs with an expert.
- Does it have a good guarantee/warranty and service? All these are important for long-term comfort.
#SmartHomeRevolution is here to stay .Are you ready?
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Disclaimers: I am not a home security expert. Kindly consult an expert before making purchase decisions. Excessive EMR from the smart device can be a health hazard.Technology and health should be strictly balanced for optimal health. The privacy issues related to the smart devices should also be kept in mind when you make your home smart
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