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What is smart home and what are the benefits?

Benefits of a smart home.

• Most of the smart home systems in the market today comes with their proprietary AI (artificial intelligence), which are able to connect a whole suite of smart sensors, switches and remote controllers. This means that it can now constantly monitor your room temperature in the background, and when it senses that the room is getting too warm or humid, to automatically switch on the air conditioner in the room.

• Smart devices (particularly switches and sockets), provide valuable insights of energy usage to help you become more energy efficient and mindful or energy wastage. They can pinpoint areas where you’re using more energy than you need to, allowing you to cut back in those areas and save money.

What are the things that can be controlled with a smart home system?

If you are looking around your house wondering what devices you have now that can be turned into a smart device, it’s better to ask “What can’t be turned into a smart device?”

A smart home system usually consist of a full suite of smart devices that are already compatible with each other. Smart switches, smart sockets, smart curtains, infrared transmitters, digital door locks, various smart sensors, smart cameras and smart doorbells are all common devices found in almost all smart home system in the market today.

What are some Smart Home Ideas?

If you are particularly concerned about security, you can start with a smart door lock. They are elegant, sleek looking, and extremely convenient. Some even comes with an OTP function, which allows you generate a onetime password for friends or part time cleaners to drop by even when you are not home.

Working adults with elderly or young kids at home also appreciates the indoor IP Cameras. They can help keep an eye and give a peace of mind, and even allow for two way communication via smartphone to talk to those at home.

If you are still renovating and don’t mind spending a little bit more, you can consider getting yourself a smart curtain. Pair it up with smart lighting system and infrared transmitter, you can easily transform your living room into a home theatre with a push of a button on your smartphone.

Whatever route you chose, it will always be good to top it off with voice control devices such as google home or Alexa home assistant.

Finally, the world of smart home technology is an exciting one, and the possibilities of combinations and becoming endless. With many home owners (especially the younger couples) adopting smart home, and the smart home industry growing, the options available will increase and impact more on your daily life.


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