With so many different options, creating a Smart Home that works for you can be a daunting task. We’re here to help answer any question you may have on creating a Smart Home that works for you. Room by Room: Making Important Choices Smart homes offer almost endless options for customizing the way your home functions. That’s why it’s a good idea to list the features you’d like in each living area. Some functions will cross over and be important in more than one area of the home, but others will be room-specific.
- Kitchens are becoming more automated every year, and today’s kitchens are far different from those of the ‘50s and ‘60s. They’re evolving so fast even kitchens considered state-of-the-art five years ago are now somewhat obsolete. Virtually every appliance in a kitchen can now be included in a smart home system. It’s easy to control cooking appliances, coffeemakers, and lighting using a smart home app or through AI.
- Great rooms typically contain sophisticated entertainment systems, and smart systems can easily control every component of an entertainment system. Gas and electric fireplaces can be programmed to respond to specific conditions. Even the lighting systems are incorporated into today’s smart home systems. The opening and closing of exterior doors can be included to make it easier to modify a home’s ambiance.
- Bedrooms don’t suffer when it comes to available smart features. Want a skylight that opens and closes according to the temperature? That’s easily accomplished. Premium skylights designed for smart home use also open and close if the weather changes. For example, if rain is sensed, the skylight will close automatically until the rain has passed.
If you’re installing a home theater, there are multiple options to make that room special. Even bathroom fixtures designed for smart homes can be selected. The available options are constantly growing, so make sure you’re looking at the latest data when choosing features for your smart home. Take Security Seriously One of the most important features of a smart home is the security system. While it’s possible to install a modest system to detect intruders using basic motion sensors and door or window sensors, smart home security systems can do much more. Of course, it’s always important to know when an intruder tries to enter a home, it’s also nice to know when other events threaten the home. Today’s sophisticated smart home security systems can sense when there is a water leak in the laundry room or in the kitchen. Smoke, carbon monoxide, and fire detectors are obvious inclusions, but more-advanced systems also detect glass breakage and significant temperature changes. The systems are tailored to meet the specific needs of each home.