How to Make Your Home a Smart Home

How to Make Your Home a Smart Home

From the Jetsons house to Tony Stark’s mansion, living in a smart home is something that many of us have dreamed about for years! More recently, this technology has finally been catching up and making this type of lifestyle a reality. If you’re still a bit unclear on how you can transform your ordinary home into a smart one, keep reading.

The Best Smart Devices on the Market

Smart Speakers

Smart speakers are one of the most obvious ways to upgrade your home from ordinary to intelligent. These are devices that you can communicate with by speaking, and they’ll communicate right back if needed. You’ll set up your smart device using an app. It’s quick and easy! Once your smart speaker is set up, it will make life more convenient and save you time on everyday tasks.

You can use your device to play music, create shopping lists, turn off the lights, check the weather, and so much more. Your smart speaker can connect to many other devices in your house, including everything from your TV to your coffee pot. You can also schedule tasks to happen at a later time.

Some of the most popular smart speakers on the market include the Amazon Echo series and the numerous Google Home devices. Apple has been perfecting their HomePod, and more great options will no doubt hit the market as they become increasingly popular.

Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to upgrade your home to the coolest 21st-century technology. You can control smart lightbulbs from a mobile app. This means if you left a light on before you left the house, you could shut it off using your phone. You can also put your lights on a schedule to avoid using too much bright light during the day. This helps maximize your home’s energy efficiency.

When you have a smart speaker, you can use voice commands, so there’s no need to even be near your phone. This is especially helpful when you’re shutting off the lights right before bed. You can find your way into your bed and under the covers with the lights still on and once you’re comfortable, just tell your smart speaker to turn off the lights for you.

Smart Thermostats

While many smart devices are great because of their convenience and their ability to save you time, a smart thermostat can actually save you money and make your home more energy-efficient. Rather than simply setting your home to one temperature, a smart thermostat gives you the ability to set your home to a certain temperature based on the time of day. This is useful because it can keep your home cooler when no one’s at home for a long period. A smart thermostat learns and adapts to your daily patterns. It can also adapt to the weather conditions to keep everyone in your home as comfortable as possible and keep your energy bills low.

Some of the best smart thermostats on the market include the Nest Thermostat and the smart thermostat from Wyze Labs. If you already have an Amazon Echo, you can easily integrate with the SmartThermostat from Ecobee.

Home Security System

Upgrading your security system to a smart home security system is well worth it. Depending on what system you get, you can constantly monitor and receive mobile notifications of suspicious activity like opened doors or windows and broken glass. Some smart security systems will do even more than watch for intruders. Some alert you to fire and water damage and have panic buttons for all kinds of emergencies. 

The ring is one of the biggest names in smart security, but some of the other systems on the market include those from SimpliSafe and Abode. With the right home security system with smart capabilities, your home will be a safer place, and you’ll have greater peace of mind.

Smart Grill

If you love to grill, you can upgrade your culinary chops big time with a smart grill. A smart grill can detect your meat’s temperature without having to use a meat thermometer, so you get a perfectly cooked steak (and other foods) every single time! You can look at the temperature of your food through the app so you can be confident that your chicken is fully cooked and no one will be getting salmonella. Some models will even give you a countdown clock, so you know exactly how much longer until supper. Since a smart grill puts your grilling experience on autopilot means you can spend less time babysitting your food and more time enjoying your family and friends. 

Smart Vacuum

Who wouldn’t want to have their own personal cleaning staff? While a smart vacuum isn’t as comprehensive as a dedicated cleaning service, it’s the next best thing! Smart vacuums like the Roomba will clean your home for you automatically, so you don’t have to take the time to sweep and vacuum. If you have guests coming over last minute, you can let this device work its magic in a jiffy!

Smart vacuums have sensors and lasers, so they know how to intelligently navigate your home. You’ll usually have some kind of app control where you can create a custom floor plan for the best cleaning results. They can even empty themselves! 

Upgrade Your Internet

You can’t have a smart home without internet; that’s up for the challenge. Because you’ll have more devices in your home using the internet each day, you’ll need faster, stronger internet to avoid frustrations with your smart devices. When you have Nomad Internet, you can have confidence that all your devices will work together in harmony!

We have an entire blog about figuring out what speed you need if you have many smart devices in your home. With a little math, you can determine roughly how many megabits per second (Mbps) by adding up your use based on the number of people you have in your home using the internet, how they’re using the internet, and the number of smart devices you have in your home.

Enjoy Your Smart Home

When you use these devices and have the best internet to power them, your home will be a smart 21st-century escape. You can gradually integrate these smart features into your home or go all out all at once. Each day, you’ll feel like you’re in a sci-fi movie – in a good way!

10 comments
  • IL
    Ilya

    An interesting article, perhaps for those who are just getting acquainted with smart home technologies, the gradual addition of individual components will be the most correct way. Moreover, modern systems really allow you to gradually add various options to a smart speaker – control of light, climate, and so on. Therefore, it is not necessary to pay a lot of money to join this technology of the future. An important point – a smart speaker requires an Internet connection for full functioning. Therefore, it is important to have a high-speed connection.

  • AL
    Alex

    I’m following the development of this topic! I’m very interested in reading or watching something about new products for a smart home. My girlfriend gave me smart speakers for my birthday. And this is the best thing I have in my life, because now I always have someone to talk to. lol! The only thing I had to do was tinker with the settings a bit, but now this smart thing is ready to do everything for me!

  • HA
    Harry

    I’ve only seen a fully equipped smart home in movies, it impresses me so much! Ordinary people live in our countryside and we rejoice even if only one smart thing appears in the house. Not so long ago we installed a smart thermostat in our house and many neighbors come to see how it works. Everyone likes it. It was very interesting to find out what other technological magic for the house exists!

  • MI
    Michael

    About a year ago I bought myself a smart vacuum cleaner and you know what? I’m absolutely thrilled about it. Since I live alone, of course, like all men, I don’t want to do cleaning. So a smart vacuum cleaner is the best friend of a bachelor, and not just a housewife, as is commonly thought. It knows its own route around my house and cleans even spilled water from the floor. I advise everyone!

  • SA
    Sarah J

    I want a smart grill! How can I go on living now, knowing that he exists, but not in my house, lol. I have constant problems with cooking meat. I’m just a master at either serving it a little raw or a little burnt. And I really want to cook so that it would not be a shame to serve dishes on a festive table or treat someone and not worry that the meat was not cooked.

  • HA
    Hasan Guller

    I’m clearly not keeping up with the times, because reading this article I was surprised and admired a lot, although a huge number of people have been using all this for a long time! Of course, we have a smart light, but this is where the technological mental abilities of our house end. Now it’s hard not to want to buy something else smart for your home.

  • AL
    Alexandra Yakovleva

    A smart security system is cool. All other abilities of a smart home are of course the dream of any person. It’s nice for each of us to come home after a hard day and feel that your house has taken care of you: he heated the water, did the cleaning, cooked dinner… Not a house, but your own little paradise. But it is security that really matters to me. And the Internet here, of course, bears the most important responsibility.

  • MU
    Muslim

    Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. The convenience and control they offer can greatly enhance one’s living experience. However, before jumping into the world of smart homes, it’s important to have a plan and budget in place. Researching the available products and their compatibility with each other is also crucial to ensure a seamless setup. Additionally, security should be a top priority, as with any connected device there is a potential for hacking. It’s advisable to use strong passwords and consider investing in a virtual private network to increase security. By taking the time to carefully plan and research, creating a smart home can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

  • MU
    Muslim

    As someone who has recently delved into the world of smart home technology, I have found that there are many benefits to having a connected home. One aspect to consider is security, as having smart locks and security cameras can provide peace of mind and added protection. Another aspect to think about is energy efficiency, as smart thermostats and lighting systems can help save on bills and reduce energy usage. Additionally, having voice-controlled devices such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home can make daily tasks more convenient and hands-free. It’s important to take a step-by-step approach when setting up a smart home and carefully consider which devices and features are important to you. With the right setup, a smart home can greatly improve one’s quality of life and make daily tasks easier and more efficient.

  • MU
    Muslim

    As someone who has recently delved into the world of smart home technology, I have found that there are many benefits to having a connected home. One aspect to consider is security, as having smart locks and security cameras can provide peace of mind and added protection. Another aspect to think about is energy efficiency, as smart thermostats and lighting systems can help save on bills and reduce energy usage. Additionally, having voice-controlled devices such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home can make daily tasks more convenient and hands-free. It’s important to take a step-by-step approach when setting up a smart home and carefully consider which devices and features are important to you. With the right setup, a smart home can greatly improve one’s quality of life and make daily tasks easier and more efficient.

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