Nowadays there are more and more devices on the market that should make your life easier. But with all these devices, many people can no longer see the wood for the trees. This article lists and explains all the smart home solutions that make your life a little easier.
What is a smart home?
Simply put, a smart home, or smart home, is a house full of smart devices that make you living in a home a lot easier. These devices usually communicate via bluetooth or wifi. And these, in turn, you can connect to your phone or tablet. Now you might be thinking, "I need technical knowledge for this, right?" That's not true. Everyone can use smart devices in their home. For example, you can turn on the heating before you get home. Or set the electric blinds to an automatic schedule so that burglars think you're just still at home. There are endless options when it comes to smart devices. But where should you start?
Smart window coverings
As just indicated, smart window coverings can make your life a lot more comfortable. Smart window coverings can be connected to your phone or tablet but also to a smart speaker. So you can control the blinds with an app on your phone but also with your voice. This is useful when you have your hands full while cooking for example. Smart window decoration can also be set via a time schedule. So you never have to chase it yourself. This window decoration can also be linked to a smart sensor, which monitors the strength of the sun throughout the day. This way the curtains open when it is dark in the house and close when it is too light in your house. This also saves energy, the warmth of the sun ensures that the thermostat does not need to be turned on as often!
Do you want to contribute to an improved climate and save up to 31 percent of your energy costs? Then you might consider a smart thermostat. You can set a smart thermostat to turn off when you leave the house. And are you on your way back from work? Then you can give the thermostat a signal with your phone. That way it is already nice and warm in the house before you get home. A smart thermostat also takes different weather conditions into account.
More and more conventional lamps are being replaced by smart lighting these days. Smart lighting can also be controlled via an app on your phone and various smart home platforms. For example, you set your lights to turn off automatically when you leave the house. Via a smart speaker or the assistant on your mobile you also easily control your lighting with your voice.
Smart coffee machine
From the couch with a voice command to turn on the coffee machine and make a cup of coffee. That sounds like the ultimate in convenience, doesn't it? A smart coffee machine makes it possible! By linking your coffee machine to a smart home platform you provide yourself with enormous pleasure. So you can make a cup of coffee from your bed or have the coffee machine automatically turn on when you get home.
We have already discussed them briefly. Smart speakers. With a smart speaker you can control the music with your voice. You can turn the volume up or down. Or request a song or skip it. This sounds like music to your ears, right? Smart speakers include an assistant such as Siri or Google Assistant, allowing you to control all your smart home devices with voice commands through your speaker.
Everyday comfort through smart home
By transforming your home into a smart home, you create ultimate comfort in your home. Devices work together and function exactly as you want them to. This not only makes your home much more sustainable, you also provide yourself with enormous ease of use in the place where you spend most of your time, namely your own home!