It’s not news that we use technology to do everything for us these days. You are likely reading this article on a smartphone in the palm of your hand, which goes to show you how far we have come when it comes to reading! Turning your home into something smart? That’s something that people used to dream about. We rely on technology to contact people, to manage our jobs, and our health. We rely on technology to feel safe with instant abilities to contact the emergency services.
It stands to reason that we would want to use our phones to control our homes, too. And you can! You could be sitting around and wondering how you’re going to turn your house around for Spring, but all you need to think about is how you can make it a more responsive place to live. There are tons of ways that you can make your house smarter, and some of those hacks are listed below:
1. A Smart Hub
Smart homes need one central computer to tell them what to do. While you send commands via Wifi and the cloud, you would need a hub that is smart enough to link all of your gadgets. When you have one place to control all of the smart devices in your house, you can use your phone or your voice to get them all timed and ready! You could link everything from smoke alarms to LEpro smart light bulbs to your hub and use your voice to change the lighting and test the alarms. It’s clever that one hub can do that for you across the whole house.
2. A Smart Smoke Detector
Speaking of smoke detectors, they are getting smarter, which is revolutionizing the speed of the emergency responders. They last up to a decade, and they can improve the air quality in your home. Smart smoke detectors also notify all of the other gadgets that are linked to it, which will alert you even if you are away from the house.
3. A Smart House Alarm
You can pretend to rob yourself with a smart house alarm. You can perform mock burglaries and ensure that your house is safe and secure. It’s like running drills in the workplace! These alarms can be set and changed from your smartphone, whether you are in the house or not. It’s the perfect solution for you to be able to improve your house and the products within it. You can learn the way that your house will respond to disaster, and then fix any “holes” in your home.
4. A Smart Thermostat
Controlling the heat in your home is already possible. However, imagine being in the cold after work and setting the heating to switch on and warm up before you’ve even got home? You can do this with smart thermostats, and you can lower your costs when you use them!
A smart house will be one that you can easily control and keep secure from a distance. What ways have you hacked your house? Let us know in the comments below.