Smart Home Ideas

SMART HOME HUBS:  Think of the smart home hub as the heart of the home, a central organ connecting all the gadgets around your house, with arteries that lead to each of them.  Smart home hubs help get your tech working together and solve the problem of remote access.  They allow you to access everything through one centralized app, rather than forcing you to juggle a half-dozen different apps from disparate manufacturers.



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SMART & AUTOMATED DOOR ENTRY SYSTEMS:  Smart door locks offer sophisticated “access control” features to any home or business.  They are like a digital deadbolt for your home.  Proximity sensors like Bluetooth and NFC can enable a door to unlock whenever an authorized user’s smartphone approaches.  Users can also remotely lock and unlock the door, or share access with any number of others, using mobile apps.  Physical keypads provide a backup with many locks, but are no longer the main way to let yourself in.  


SMART AND AUTOMATED LIGHTING:  Smart lighting is a lighting technology designed for energy efficiency.  This may include high efficiency fixtures and automated controls that make adjustments based on conditions such as occupancy or daylight availability.

Smart and Automated Lighting ideas

SMART AND AUTOMATED THERMOSTATS:  Smart thermostats are devices that can be used with home automation and are responsible for controlling a home's heating and air conditioning.  They perform the same functions as a programmable thermostat, but because they are connected to the internet, allow users to adjust settings from other internet connected devices such as smartphones. 


Smart and Automated Thermostats ideas

SMART SMOKE AND CO DETECTORS:  Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don't just sound the alarm, they also alert your smartphone in case of fire.  When the alarm goes off, not only do you receive an audio alert, your smart phone also tells you what the problem is--whether it's smoke or CO, which alarm was activated, and sometimes, even the severity of the smoke.  You'll also get phone-based notifications about dying batteries.


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SMART AND AUTOMATED WINDOW COVERINGS:  When paired with smart lighting, smart window coverings can help maximize the amount of daylight in your home, while cutting out energy usage.  They can help control the solar gain and heat loss your home experiences naturally throughout the day simply by opening and closing at preprogrammed times.  With the addition of smart technology, the blinds can actually learn when they need to open and close based on temperature and sunlight, maximizing the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.

Smart and Automated window coverings ideas

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