Many perceive Smart Home technology as an integrated system of Wi-Fi enabled smart lights that respond to voice command. This is a very common occurrence in homes today as many buy smart lights that are connected to a Smart OS and consider that a Smart Home. However, the concept of Smart Homes encapsulates a much larger spectrum of Smart Devices that significantly elevate lifestyle by making it easier, more efficient and eco-friendlier. Home Automating Technology offers convenience, safety and can be completely customized to one's personal preferences, needs and budget.
 

Getting Started

To transform your home into a smart home you must first evaluate the need of the hour.

Some homeowners may prefer to begin with mood lighting, so they opt for Smart Lights, while others may be concerned with security, so they integrate Smart Cameras, Smart Locks and Alarm Systems. Either way, there is no right or wrong direction for the start of your Smart journey; it is all about your priorities and what is most important to you and your family. However, the process will be streamlined if the homeowner takes the holistic approach while adopting Smart Home Technology, as opposed to buying individual devices at different periods and figuring out how to integrate all the smart devices.

However, the first thing you will need is a Smart Home Controller. The controller will help all your devices communicate and work together. Once you have this in place you can integrate it with smart home items such as door locks, lighting controls, thermostats, and security cameras and have full control.
 

Infrastructure Requirements

In today’s world, most products are enabled with built-in Wi-Fi capability. The Smart Home App or controller integrates into your wireless network, and your devices talk through the controller, which then turns into an internet signal that you can access from your smart device.

Homeowners also have to take into consideration the architecture of their home while transforming as it differs when you are working on a pre-existing or new build. Going wireless is the only option in older homes as they do not have the necessary existing infrastructure. In comparison to new construction, homeowners have the free range to wire your home while it is being constructed, which is less expensive and a more natural process. It is important to run more wires than needed so one can future-proof and install enough infrastructure to support future technologies, in addition to current needs.
 

Trends

Going contactless has been the narrative in 2020 as the fear of the pandemic keeps rising. People want to avoid contact with any surface that can be potentially infected. Smart Technology such as Smart Lock and Smart Switches enable this contactless lifestyle at home by enabling the homeowner to control their home using their smartphone.

Another big trend this year include optimum security and as well as having a connected home. This is to ensure the safety and security of loved ones at home or office. With Smart Cameras, alarm panels and smart locks Smart Homeowners can monitor their personal space when they are not home and see when visitors are coming and going.

Voice-activated control is also a trend that Smart Home Technology has integrated. Smart homeowners can now command their smart devices as opposed to controlling using their smartphones. Not only is this incredibly convenient, but it is also a very cool feature.

The building or transforming into a smart home may sound intimidating and costly, but it does not have to be. The key is to work with a smart home expert who is trained who will not only clear all your queries about the technology but will make sure all of the smart devices work together to form a Fully Integrated Smart Home.