How to Give Your Home a Smart Home Makeover

How to Give Your Home a Smart Home Makeover
(Photo : Pixabay) How to Give Your Home a Smart Home Makeover

It is among all things possible that your home could stand to benefit from a few extra smarts. We all like to think we're smart. And we all can benefit from products that are a little smarter than they are. Why have a coffee mug when you can have a smart mug that keeps your beverage at the perfect temperature for as long as you like? Some smart things are silly. But some are rather helpful.

It is only natural that homes are getting smarter as well. You can actually lease furnished apartments with features like smart TVs. The next time you travel for business or even just a long vacation. Try a short-term lease instead of a hotel. You will save money, live better, and get a taste of the smart home lifestyle.

For renters, the newest smart feature is the leasing process, itself. Everything can be done via an app with arrangements from 30 days to indefinite. Picking up and traveling from one major city to another just became worry-free and a whole lot smarter. That said, if you bought a TV within the last few years, you probably already have a smart TV, Here are a few more things that will transform your home into something a whole lot smarter:

Smart Thermostat

You don't have to buy Houston's most expensive home since 2016 to get a bevy of smart home features that will make your life materially better. Smart thermostats were among the first smart home devices on the market. And they are still among the most popular. That is because they are relatively easy to install. They learn and get better over time. And they can save you a lot of money.

When determining which of the best smart thermostats of 2021 is right for you, consider the following:

● Ease of installation

● Size and readability of the display

● Ecosystem and platform compatibility

● Ease of operation and app quality

● Price

Apple and google are working on a platform that will allow companies to make products that work on both iOS and Android. But as of now, there is little to show for via that effort. So it is vitally important that you understand the platform compatibility of the products you buy. If you use Apple products, you need devices that are HomeKit compatible. Nest is Google's in-house brand.

Smart Security

Your house is not a home until it is secure. Let me be very clear: There is no such thing as 100%, full-proof security. There is always a way for someone to break in and do you harm. However, there are things you can do to reduce that risk. One of the best things you can do is get yourself a smart security system.

There are many components to a security system including the following:

● Motion sensors

● Door and window sensors

● Outdoor security lights

● Inside and outside cameras

● A method for recording and storing camera footage

In the past, the only way to get a comprehensive package was through a security system company. After buying all the equipment and having it professionally installed, you would pay a monthly monitoring fee. Today, you can get the components you want and install them yourself as they are mostly wireless. Once connected to the internet, you can skip the monitoring service because any activity detected by the system generates an alert that goes directly to you. All of these smart components are sold separately and can be added to your existing system. It is easy to get started and is one of the smartest things you can do for your home.

Smart Locks and Doorbells

Smart locks and doorbells can be a part of a complete security setup. Some have cameras built-in so you can see who is at the door even when you are not home. You can even grant access to your home via an app. So important people in your life can have their own keys via their smartphone.

Your home should be the smartest purchase you ever make. You can make that investment even smarter by adding smart thermostats, smart security, and smart locks and doorbells. These inexpensive and easy-to-install, aftermarket products will make your home more eco-friendly, safer, and more valuable. 

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