Ways to Build Your Smart Home

You can make your home more livable, not to mention more automated, by adding appliances and devices that you can control no matter where you are. A smart home allows homeowners to control appliances, thermostats, lights, and other devices remotely using a smartphone or tablet through an internet connection. Many are seeing the benefits of having a fully automated home that responds to their every command.

Smart home appliances can come with self-learning skills so they can learn the homeowner’s schedules and make adjustments as needed.

There are several factors that you need to consider when it comes to intelligent homes. Among these are the type of ecosystem to use – think Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Nest, the devices to install, and internet connection. Among these are the ecosystems to use, the devices to install, and at-home networks just to name a few. It would help if you plan on how you can use automation for your home before investing in smart devices.

Building Your Smart Home on Your Own

One way that you can build a smart home is to buy lots of components – sensors, security cameras, smart bulbs, speakers, and whatnot – and connect them all to a hub that allows them to communicate with each other and you through your smartphone. The smart home products that you’ll purchase should be compatible with one another.

However, there are some platforms that are not compatible with other smart home devices which can be quite frustrating. This is why transforming your residence into an automated one can be daunting.

On a good note, you can break it down into a smaller scale to make automating your home more manageable. The key here is to know which smart home products are not dependent on a smart home hub for them to work. You can start with one or two automated devices then work your way up. There is plenty of Internet of Things (IoT) devices that you can install in your home. Among these are:

Smart TVs and Remotes

You may not consider your home theater to be part of your automated home, but it can be. Smart TVs allow you to watch different channels and streaming platforms even without a cable subscription. You can even link it with Alexa so you can use voice commands to change channels or switch to other functions!

Smart remotes can also be added to your automated home theater. Some of these devices allow you to control other features in your home like the lights, your sound system, and more.

Lighting

Smart bulbs are good options if you want to automate the lighting system in your home. For example, Philips Hue gives you control over individual or grouped lighting in your residence. You can choose the level of brightness and even color temperature through your smartphone. Some of these bulbs can turn on or off based on your preferences. Aside from smart bulbs, you can also install smart switches around your home to control your house’s lighting system.

Smart Air Control

Automated thermostats allow you to control the air conditioning and heating system in your home when you are not around. Some sensors also detect humidity and temperature in each part of your home so you can control it even when you are at work. This way, you can help keep your electric bill down by regulating the temperature in your home when not in use.

Robot Cleaners

If your lifestyle is a hectic one, you will need someone to help with your household chores. Investing in a robot cleaner can take a load off your shoulders. You can pre-program it for cleaning each room in your house while you do something else. For example, robot vacuums work like your regular vacuum in terms that they suck up dust and dirt from your carpet and floors. The more expensive versions will use infrared sensors to map out the size and the shape of the room. The automated vacuum will then navigate the room using a logical pattern to clean the entire area.

These robot vacuum cleaners have sensors that will help them determine if there are any changes to the flooring, such as from wood to carpet, so they will not get stuck. You just need to choose what type of cleaner to get that will suit the kind of home that you have.

Security Systems

CCTV cameras are favorites when it comes to home security, but you can go beyond this when automating your home. You can look for the door and in-door sensors to record any movement that your sensors catch. There are companies that connect their security systems to emergency response in case someone breaks into your home so that help will be on the way.

Locks

Smart homes are integrating smart locks in place of manual locks and keys. A good example is the Smart Access Panels by Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions (AITS). It modernizes access by enabling touchless and secure entry using face recognition, QR code, or PIN Code. You can also use their smart lockers to secure certain cabinets in your home, especially the ones that contain your valuables.

Another example of automating your home is by installing smart doorbells and cameras. You’ve probably come across doorbells with built-in cameras that let you see who’s at the door without opening it. Even when you are not at home, your smart doorbell will be able to record the goings-on in the area so you can monitor even when you are away. This can help give you some peace of mind because you know that your home is safe.

Use a Smart Home Integrator for Automating Your Home

Another option on how you can transition to a smart home is to seek help from a professional smart home integrator. It is possible to automate your home on your own. However, if you want a more streamlined and efficient automated system for everyone in your residence, you will need someone who is well-versed in this technology.

But what is a smart home integrator, anyway?

A smart integrator works with architects, IT specialists, and interior designers for smart homes to be able to integrate smart devices into the space with minimal complications. They can help with setting up your automated lighting systems, home theater, security, and air control just to name a few.

These integrators are well-versed in automating any space and will be able to suggest the ideal products to use in your home. After all, they get to try them out first-hand so they will know their pros and cons before suggesting to their clients. Automating your home is more than just installing plug-and-play devices. You need to have the technical know-how to create a seamless automated system to maximize its full potential. This is the job of a smart home integrator.

AITS as Smart Home Integrator

AITS can transform your home into a fully-automated space based on your needs and preferences using our Smart Home Solutions. Control, manage and even schedule your home appliances with ease wherever you are with AITS.

  • Smart devices will be integrated seamlessly into a single ecosystem. Each room in your house will be connected to your preferred ecosystem for safer and more efficient automation for you and your family’s convenience.
  • All smart home devices installed can be controlled through a single app. You will have full control over your automated home through your tablet, your smartphone, or any other device that you prefer to use. It is also possible to use voice commands for instructing your automated home too.
  • Data is collected in real-time and then visualized on the dashboard for measuring and analyzing before being reported to you so you can optimize your costs by regulating your activities based on the in-depth report you will receive.
  • An AI cloud platform that conducts predictive analysis as well as machine learning capabilities in order to make your smart home function in a more efficient and productive manner for your convenience.

Allowing our smart home integrator to assist you with your home’s transition to automation can be beneficial to you in the long run. This is because we have been providing AI solutions that are customized according to our client’s needs. Your home’s automated system should work for you. If you are daunted by the prospect of equipping and connecting smart devices in your home or office, AITS can do the job for you.

Smart Homes are the Future

The use of AI at home is being widely accepted nowadays. This is encouraging since many are seeing the value of having a smart home in these times. With technology at our fingertips, why shouldn’t we take advantage of its benefits? After all, we deserve the convenience that Artificial Intelligence offers us.

Imagine living in a home where you can command your lights to turn on or off with just your voice command. Think of how you are able to control the temperature of your home so that, by the time you arrive from work, it is cozy enough for you. How would you feel when your oven starts to heat up your food so that you can start eating as soon as you get home? The benefits are endless!

It is true that setting up a smart home is easier said than done. After all, you need to think of what ecosystem to use in your space and have a hub that your entire family can use. Not only that, but you also need to consider the preferences of your family too. Having a smart home integrator like AITS to help you with building your smart home can answer all these and more.

Would you like to see how our company can install a custom smart home system on your property? Contact us at sales@aitssg.com or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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