Home Automation: What is it and do we need it?
byon August 16, 2016
Internet of things, smarthomes, connected devices, wearable tech. What are these gadgets all about and how do they work to improve your life at home?
Ten years ago there was a world without smartphones. A phone was just a phone. It could receive calls and text messages, but it couldn’t browse the internet or send emails. It was a dumb phone. Thanks to companies like Apple and Samsung, our idea of what a mobile phone can do for us has changed and so has the way we communicate with the people around us.
Smartphones have given us an easier way to connect and this helps us make quicker decisions. At the press of a button we can get answers to our questions or video call with someone on the other side of the world. What if you need more control over how you live with your home? Having a smarthome is no longer a complicated mission with a high price tag. If you know what you’re looking for, a smarthome can give you total control over your home, and it’s easier than you thought.
When it comes to deciding what area of your home deserves a smart upgrade, it’s important to think about where your home is falling short and to find a simple solution to the problem. Are you waking up in the middle of the night because you can’t keep your bedroom the right temperature? With a smart thermostat like ecobee3 you can control the temperature from your phone and stop stumbling around in the dark. Are the kids always leaving the lights on before they head to school? Check out smart lighting like Philips Hue. Wherever you decide to start, you’ll end up simplifying your home and your life – and you could save more than just time.