- Posted by David
- On September 1, 2018
- Home Automation, installation
Welcome to the future.
Although we’re not driving around in hover cars yet, we are getting closer and closer to technological advances we once thought were exclusive to science-fiction movies – and home technology is leading that revolution. Now you can remotely control nearly everything in your home by connecting it to the internet, all without breaking the bank.
The smart home is real, attainable, and a lot easier to set up than you’d think. HT Install is here to guide you through five ways to make your home smarter.
1. Invest in a Home Assistant
Virtual voice-controlled assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and the Google Assistant make it easier than ever to control home products by speaking simple commands. From playing music, checking the weather, or keeping a grocery list, smart speakers do it all and are quickly rising in popularity.
2. Automate Your Morning Routine
Your morning routine might feel rushed and stressful – but what if you could gradually turn on the lights, raise your room temperature, and automatically make coffee without a hassle? With the newest home technologies, all of this (and more) is possible. Program lights and thermostats around your house to gradually get you out of bed, while your smart switch turns on your coffee machine!
3. Set Up Your Smart Kitchen
Depending on your culinary talents, the kitchen might feel like heaven or the setting to your latest nightmare. Either way, the latest gadgets are here to make cooking much easier. For example, the Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker, powered by Belkin’s free WeMo app, lets users start or stop cooking, adjust temperatures and cook times, and set alerts and notifications.
4. Manage Your Power Consumption
Remember that smart switch that can turn on your coffee machine? It can do more than that – in fact, some of these devices have been designed to eliminate unnecessary power usage and reduce electric bills. The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch can switch off power to devices after a set time while monitoring and disconnecting devices that are using up electricity.
5. Trust in a New Home Security System
These latest technologies aren’t just here to make your life easier – they’re here to make your life safer. The Nest Cam’s high-resolution camera and two-way microphone are necessary assets to a home security system, while Simplicam’s facial recognition and night vision allow it to alert you of any suspicious activity around your home.
HT Install is the Smart Choice
Don’t trust just anyone to set up your newest technology in your smart home – trust HT Install. Contact us today at (561) 305-8141 or visit our website for more information!