Technology: Smart Systems

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In our previous post we discussed about luxury homes and what are the features that make our home luxuriours.

Smart systems like smart devices and security systems are very important if we are looking to have a home with all features in trends.

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Smart Home

Using a smart system is no longer just about asking Alexa to tell you the weather or play that new song — now, you can use smart devices to grill your dinner, turn the lights off in the living room while you’re watching a movie, or vacuum your floors.

Your home devices provide a sense of convenience, particularly – they also fulfill some substantial needs.

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  • Smart TVs connect to the internet to access content through applications, such as on-demand video and music. Some smart TVs also include voice or gesture recognition.
  • In addition to being able to be controlled remotely and customized, smart lighting systems, such as Hue from Philips can detect when occupants are in the room and adjust lighting as needed. Smart lightbulbs can also regulate themselves based on daylight availability.
  • Smart thermostats come with integrated Wi-Fi, allowing users to schedule, monitor and remotely control home temperatures. These devices also learn homeowners’ behaviors and automatically modify settings to provide residents with maximum comfort and efficiency. Smart thermostats can also report energy use and remind users to change filters, among other things.
  • Using smart locks and garage-door openers, users can grant or deny access to visitors. Smart locks can also detect when residents are near and unlock the doors for them.
  • Pet care can be automated with connected feeders. Houseplants and outdoor landscape can be watered by way of connected timers.
  • Kitchen appliances of all sorts are available, including smart coffee makers that can brew you a fresh cup as soon as your alarm goes off; smart refrigerators that keep track of expiration dates, make shopping lists or even create recipes based on ingredients currently on hand; slower cookers and toasters; and, in the laundry room, washing machines and dryers.
  • Household system monitors may, for example, sense an electric surge and turn off appliances or sense water failures or freezing pipes and turn off the water so there isn’t a flood in your basement.
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Plan your home before building it

Its a very good idea to plan how you want your smart home to be laid out from architecture plan design. You will want to answer a few questions:

  • What is my Budget?
  • What are my Needs?
  • What smart devices do i really need in my home?

Do you want to only automate a section of your home, are you trying to solve a specific problem, and will you expand into more things in the future?

Perhaps, automating your kitchen is your main priority, or your office.

If you have a hint or a feeling that you may be interested in something else, make note of it.

Think of the future and the needs you will have in 10 years from now on.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of these systems?

Advantages

Convenience – All of your products will be programmed to your needs.

Customization – You can include as many or as few of these products as you choose.

Ease – It’s quick and simple to install these systems.

Environmentally friendly – Thermostats, air conditioning, and lighting can all be controlled for optimal energy efficiency.

Security – a very important feature for every home.

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Disadvantages

Cost – Some smart products can be fairly expensive.

Learning – There may be some learning for non-tech savvy people.

Reliability – Smart homes are reliant on your internet connection.

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One of the most benefits of home automation is providing peace of mind to homeowners, allowing them to monitor their homes remotely, countering dangers such as a forgotten coffee maker left on or a front door left unlocked.

Home automation also helps consumers improve efficiency. Instead of leaving the air conditioning on all day, a smart home system can learn your behaviors and make sure the house is cooled down by the time you arrive home from work.

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The same goes for appliances. And with a smart irrigation system, your landscape will only be watered when needed and with the exact amount of water necessary.

With home automation, energy, water and other resources are used more efficiently, which helps save both natural resources and money for the consumer.

Home Security

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The smart home promises a futuristic home experience where everything you need is just a simple voice command away, even when you’re far from home.

There are some very cool gadgets that let you do a lot with home automation, many of which are incorporated into home security systems. These include smart doorbells, smart locks, smart cameras, smart thermostats, smart lights, and smart smoke alarms.

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One of the most common and security-focused components of a smart security system are smart doorbell cameras. These incorporate a small camera in the doorbell button. When someone rings the bell—or approaches the door, depending on the system—the doorbell sends an alert to your phone and activates the camera, letting you see a clear picture of who’s there, no matter where you happen to be.

Smart Cameras incorporate Wi-Fi connections that allow them to be viewed and controlled remotely using a smartphone app. Many can also upload the footage to the Cloud for storage, eliminating the need for a potentially complicated on-site storage setup.

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 Smart thermostats can help you save energy—which is good for both the environment and your wallet. Like other smart home features, they connect to your home Wi-Fi network and are controlled by an associated app on your smartphone.

Smoke alarms with Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to communicate and pinpoint exactly where a fire is located. The really nice thing about these alarms is that they can send the alerts to your phone so you can be aware of any issues even when you’re away from home. You can also easily silence them in the event of a false alarm—who hasn’t set off their smoke alarms at least once while cooking?

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Whatever smart gadgets you will be using in your home, or decide to have a full home automation, pro points are more than cons.

Your home is a living space so make it an intelligent home

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