Before homeowners knew how connected smart homes would start working successfully, the prototypes shown seemed complicated and far-fetched. Thankfully, building a futuristic smart home in the modern day isn’t as overwhelming or intimidating as it seemed in the yesteryears.
It is important that you pick and choose features that match your needs and your budget. This, therefore, means that you do not have to view the project as an all-or-nothing situation. Here is a rundown of some of the most futuristic solutions you could implement in your dream home today.
1. Voice-Controlled Smart Speaker
All smart speakers are powered by smart assistants and they come with a dedicated app, which serves as some kind of a hub. Through the app, you can register and easily access other smart home devices. This allows you to control all smart home devices using voice commands via the controlled smart speaker as opposed to visiting or using individual apps.
Not all voice controlled smart speakers are the same and some only allow the integration of certain services. For instance, Apple’s HomePod works only with Siri. Alexa powers the Echo speakers by Amazon. The Echo devices come in all shapes and sizes, thereby making them some of the most versatile. Google also sells a bunch of Home products, which are powered by the Google Assistant. Other audio gadget manufacturers have started integrating voice assistants in their products as well, like Samsung soundbars for Smart TV that are capable of taking voice commands through Alexa or Google Assistant.
2. Smart home security systems
Sure, the aforementioned smart plugs and lights can be used to switch on and off appliances to give potential intruders the illusion that someone is home or you can invest in cameras and locks. Smart doorbells, on the other hand, let you check who is walking to your doorstep, even when you’re far away from home.
The system uses a dedicated security camera and an inbuilt app calling feature, which relies on one-way video and two-way audio. Travis from WiredSmart says smart security cameras are some of the key items that should be installed in Australian homes.
3. Smart Plugs Make Everything Smarter
A smart plug is simply an adapter that is capable of turning your basic home electronics into smarter devices. These plugs incorporate WiFi and allow you to control any of your home devices remotely via an app.
However, to get the most from smart plugs, some of the appliances must be dumb. For example, a coffee maker needs to have a power switch that allows you to leave it on in order to allow the smart plug to manage its power.
4. Smart Lighting
With smart bulbs, you enjoy the ability to secure your home, provide dimming abilities to any basic light switch, save energy, and saves you the trouble of using an inconveniently located light switch. You can achieve all this by replacing standard bulbs with smart bulb options.
Home technologies are expected to integrate into more aspects of our daily lives. The voice control feature incorporated in phones is now available in smart home speakers. The home technologies provide a major breakthrough advancement that can now be enjoyed in modern, smarter homes. With the advancements in technology, homeowners can look forward to smarter solutions for even easier home automation.