Tips to Bring Your Home into the Digital Age
When smart homes were first conceptualized, they were met with some resistance. Not everyone was willing to convert their homes into a digital environment. In fact, many people still hesitate to bring their homes into the Digital Age. But nowadays, turning your home into a smart home is much easier that it used to be. It also helps to increase the safety and efficiency of your home as well as the value. Embracing technology can be intimidating, but bringing technology into your home doesn’t have to be. Here are some simple tips for bringing your home into the Digital Age.
4 Tips to Bring your Home into the Digital Age
Choose Your Command Center
Every smart speaker is powered by a smart assistant. If you have an iPhone, you’ve heard of Siri, which is Apple’s smart assistant. Amazon has Alexa and Google has its own assistant as well. When picking a system, choose a system that’s going to work well with the other electronics you have. For example, as an Android user, you would want to choose something that would be compatible with your devices and applications. If you have an iPhone, the most logical choice would be to get an Apple HomePod.
Whichever system you choose, it‘ll help you control the smart home elements of your home. Then all you have to do is tell your smart assistant to do things like, “Turn off the lights in the dining room” or “Play the Beatles Hey Jude.”
As a homeowner you want to not only keep your home safe, but everyone inside it safe as well. Adding an extra level of home security to your home helps you to keep you, and your family as safe as possible. There are a plethora of options, so it really is up to you how sophisticated you want to get with your home security system. Bringing in a professional team could be perceived as overboard for your particular situation, but if you feel the need to do so, you should do it. However, something as simple as installing a digital doorbell can help increase the safety of your home. Things like cameras dissuade potential invaders from coming to your home. Setting up a digital doorbell system could deter them from the get-go.
One of the easiest way to take the plunge into the Digital Age is by adding a set of smart bulbs to your home. Most of these systems require a bridge, which is the mechanism that helps to connect the Wi-Fi router that transmits data to the receiver on the light itself, in order to operate. But there are systems that are relatively easy to use and very user friendly. Depending on your level of tech savvy, you can decide what’s best for your home. This particular kit comes with everything you need to control up to 50 bulbs in your home.
A smart thermostat connects to the Wi-Fi in your home so that it can be controlled with a smartphone or virtual assistant. One of the main benefits of a smart thermostat is that it’s monitoring the temperature of your home. When you’re not there it determines whether or not it should turn off the heat or air conditioner to preserve energy. This can save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs.
Find a Home in Orange County
Whether you’re ready to take the steps to find a home that has already been converted into a smart home or you’d like to find a blank canvas and do it yourself, Rosemary Hieber can help. As a realtor, Rosemary is constantly using technology to her advantage. She has helped countless families, couples and retirees find homes right here in Orange County and she can help you too. Contact Rosemary today to find a home in Orange County.
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