3 Ways to Incorporate Smart Home Technology into your Lifestyle
Remember the technology-filled homes depicted in The Jetsons? While we are still years away from flying cars, there are ways you can bring your home in our private gated community into the future with smart home technology.
Keep your home comfortable while saving money on energy with the addition of a smart thermostat to your residence. Our top pick, the Nest Learning Thermostat, does just that. With a vibrant display and simple installation, the Nest is a solid investment that pays for itself in energy savings. This thermostat learns your routines and temperature preferences and uses your phone’s location to sense when you’re at home and when you’re away. The Nest also features a user-friendly mobile app, which allows the ability to monitor and control your home’s temperature from anywhere. Throughout the year, Nest will even send you reports on your savings and power usage to show how much you’re saving. It’s a great start to a smart house.
1. Smart Sound
Large obtrusive stereo systems be gone! Welcome the future of home audio with offerings from the Amazon Echo or Osnos. The Echo offers big sound from your favorite music streaming services without taking up much counterpace and offers updates on local weather, traffic, the latest news headlines and you can even order a pizza! For a more comprehensive home audio system, SONOS is a popular option.
2. Smart Lighting
Let there be light! “Smart bulbs” are one of the many new technology trends to hit store shelves. State-of-the-art lighting products from LIFX or Phillips Hue allow homeowners to control a variety of lighting aspects around their home, all from a mobile device. Adjust the brightness and color to your liking; some product lines even allow the smart bulbs to sync with your stereo or television. Changing colors based off the type of audio being projected from your favorite movie or song. The elegant-looking speakers range in size and allow you the ability to play and control music in different rooms from your smart device using your home’s Wi-Fi network.
3. Savant System
Connect and control all your smart home devices with Savant. This luxury whole-home automation system allows complete control over your residence. Sync and control more than 380,000 compatible devices including lighting, thermostat, television and sound systems and more through one convenient app or remote. With the system, you can also set your home to a schedule. For example, your home’s morning schedule can adjust your thermostat to your liking, turn the news on the living room television and wake you up with music all at once.
With these additions, you will be well on your way to bringing your home into the 21st century and with a little research, you can find smart home technology to fit your lifestyle.