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What is a smart home, and why should you want one?



What is a smart home? That seemingly simple question has many answers, depending on who you ask. At its core, though, a “smart home” is a place equipped with devices that automate tasks and/or allow remote access. These can be built into a building or added later, and controlled by various means, including apps, remotes, switches, voice commands, or artificial intelligence.To get more news about smart home accessories , you can visit securamsys.com official website.
For some people, turning a house into a smart home may mean as little as buying a smart speaker. For others it can involve linking many product categories, including cameras, computers, locks, TVs, security systems, and more.
1. Saving energy (and money)
For many, the driving force behind creating a smart home is the potential to save energy, and hence money. Smart thermostats like those from Ecobee and Nest can control heating and cooling more efficiently. Other smart products, such as lights, plugs, and appliances, can be set to shut off when not in use.

2. Making life simpler
Comfort is key. We all want as much as possible, and nothing says comfort like have things turn on exactly when and where you need them. While you can get a lot of that through app and voice control, things really kick into high gear with automations, which can be set to trigger based on things like sensors, your location, or the time of day. It’s why a lot of people start with smart bulbs — it’s handy having lights wake you up in the morning and turn back on again before sunset.

3. Security and safety
While conventional alarm systems can certainly protect your home, smart security can consist of interlinked lights, locks, sensors, cameras, and doorbells, enabling more surveillance and control. The technology is especially useful when you’re away from home, since you keep tabs anywhere your phone has internet access, and potentially scare off intruders before they do damage.

4. Handling regular household tasks
Android butlers may be a few decades off, but robot vacuum cleaners have become almost commonplace, and even stationary appliances are increasingly getting smart home functions. Picture an oven that only starts cooking ahead of dinner time, or a fridge that orders milk when it senses you’re low.

5. Making the home more entertaining
What we all really want to do at home is play and relax, and modern tech offers plenty of ways to indulge. Smart speakers can play music and podcasts, get the latest news, and control devices like TVs and game consoles. Smart displays do this and more, for instance streaming video services like Netflix and YouTube. An Echo Show or Nest Hub can be fantastic in the kitchen or on your nightstand.

 
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