Wish to add a technological touch to your home? With the emergence of smart home technology, the concept of smart homes is gradually becoming more and more popular amongst people. This allows you to control your heating and cooling system, thermostat, lighting, blinds & shades, or even water faucets all with a simple click.
t is something like you are driving home from your work and you just need to press a button on your mobile device which prepares your home for your arrival, it sets the temperature according to your preference, turns on your favorite music station, lights and also closes your motorized blinds.
This might sound unrealistic but the home automation technology has made it a reality.
Introduction to smart home apps
Apart from installing technologically advanced appliances in your home, you can also download applications on your mobile device to automate various features of your home.
Starting from locking the front door, controlling room temperature, reviewing surveillance footage to adjusting appliances everything can be done with the touch of a button.
Here are some of the many applications you can use to turn your ordinary home into a smart one with custom home automation systems.
MobileLincHD gives you the scope to communicate with your thermostat, garage, lights, sprinklers, keypads and other devices at your home directly from your phone or iPad. You just need to sync your devices with the app which will allow you to conveniently control those devices with one simple click.
Next in the list is INSTEON which utilizes your existing power line and radio frequency communication to control any automated devices from your smart home.
The biggest advantage of this app is that it does not require any networking setup. All you need to do to connect INSTEON products together is simply press and hold their set buttons.
Once the set up is done, you can easily operate and control security systems, cameras, phone systems, etc at your home. INSTEON also gives you the facility to check the status of your INSTEON home network using your smartphone with the INSTEON hub app.
The Iris Comfort and Control Kit from Lowes is another application that helps you monitor and customize your automated devices with your mobile devices.
To ensure additional safety, Iris will either call or send you text or email when one of your sensors is triggered at home. It can also save your energy consumption by turning the lights off and lowering your thermostat remotely when you are away from your home.
Apart from these smart home applications, there are many other simple ways you can save money and energy in your home. Here is a list of some of these ways which you can utilize.
LED lights come with an endless number of benefits. They are energy-efficient, eco-friendly, durable and the biggest advantage of these lights is that they are free of toxic chemicals including mercury that allows you to reduce your carbon footprint.
Motorized blinds also offer many benefits, including the convenience of usage, energy-efficiency and child safety. With Somfy® -powered motorized blinds you can control your lighting preferences with a simple click.
You can choose from various control options like hand-held remotes and wireless wall switches. Above all, these blinds provide child safety by eliminating dangerous cords.
Whether you want to install the latest advancements in home security or simply searching for a way to give your home an eco-friendly makeover, you have many options to choose from.