When you are finally living in your dream home, you must now settle down after knowing how to automate your home using your phone. At first, it is a bit hard, but you will recognize the benefits when you finally learn the ways, especially when you feel safe at home. You will indeed spend time trying to install the apps, but it won’t take long when you have a fast Internet connection. Also, you would want to install multiple apps simultaneously, so you would end up saving a lot of time. Here are the ways to automate your home using your smartphone:
Security System Automation
Using your smartphone, you can lock everything in your house with one press button before going to sleep. Piper is one such technology that will alert you of any unusual motion in your home. A sensor unlike any others on the market. Now, you can rest easy knowing no thieves will be able to get into the house, and nothing will get stolen. Most important of all, your entire family is safe from harm. Besides, it is important to prioritize the safety of all the people living in the house before it is too late. You would not want there to be an incident before you decide to do something about it.
Garage Door remote
One of life’s great pleasures is pulling up to your own driveway in your own car and hitting a button that opens your garage door, welcoming you to the house. There are many products on the market that allow your smartphone to control this functionality and many integrate with existing nest style software systems like Alexa and Google Nest.
Philips has developed Smart Lights called Hue that you could control from your smartphone. Besides switching the lights on and off, you can make them as dim or as bright as you want them to be. You can also change the color of the lights to create specific moods in the house. Yes, there can be some romantic occasions for you and your special someone that the lights (like red) would be appropriate. Of course, that is not saying that your love would appreciate that sweet gesture, but it would be worth it to try.
The Mirabella Genio is another wifi-enabled device that will allow you to control the lighting in your home with your smartphone. Implement scheduled lighting and different hues to match your preferences.
Smoke Detectors connected
There is no doubt you would not want to lose your house due to a fire. Because of that, better watch the smoke levels at all times. Nest Protect by Google, for instance, will allow you to do this so you can concentrate on the task at hand. You will be alerted once away when the smoke alarm sounds off, no matter what time it is.
Google Nest also allows you to control the temperature of your home from your smartphone. There are times when you forget to turn off the temperature while you are gone. There is no need to worry about this app; you can turn the temperature down even if you are far away from your home. If you feel a bit cold outside, you can use your smartphone to turn up the temperature so it will be hot when you get home.
All these apps may take a lot of space on your smartphone. Thus, you will need to delete some old ones to make room for the apps that you really need. It would be worth it once you feel the convenience of being able to control the things in your home on your phone.
There is no doubt that technology can make your home safer, more pleasant to be in, and cheaper to operate. And you can only expect these devices’ functionality to increase as the ‘internet of things’ grows larger and larger.