Thanks to automation devices like Alexa becoming more proficient and accessible, turning your house into a smart house easier than ever.
There are so many awesome features and ways to take your house to the next level.
Here are five cool and totally useful home automation ideas you can use to make your life at home a little safer and easier.
Up and at ‘Em:
If hitting snooze over and over on your alarm is an issue for you, why not think about setting up a smart alarm?
Instead of simply being about to push a button or tap your phone for an extra 5 minutes in the morning, make it so you have to scan a tag or enter a code to turn off the beeping. Just make sure the keypad or tag isn’t in arms reach.
Both the kitchen by the coffee pot or in the bathroom are clever places to place the off switch for the alarm to be. After all, those are the two most likely places you’ll head once you wake up.
A Little Help with the Housework:
Smart appliances can be a great way to keep on top of your housework. Imagine getting a text to let you know your laundry is done or setting a cycle from your phone while you’re at work. Get reminders to take out the trash so you never miss another trash day again.
You can even set up notifications to remind you to change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This is a great way to make sure you never forget or get to the point where they start beeping to let you know they need a recharge.
With video doorbells, you can check out who is at your front door no matter where you are. There are a number of models available, some even with motion sensors, which let you monitor who is at your door, even if you aren’t home.
However, it isn’t just the doorbell that can alert you when someone is going near your safe, wandering around the backyard, or just fiddling with back or side doors. CCTV is a great way to record who is there and keep your house safe.
Smart lighting can also be a great way to help keep you and your house safe.
Whether you have designed a fantastic range of great mood lighting for both your indoor and outdoor living spaces or you want to make it look like someone’s home, smart lighting is a great option.
Much like everything else on this list, your lighting schemes can be controlled by your phone or a special remote. So, no more fumbling in the dark for a light switch in the garage or having the house look empty when you’re on holiday.
More Home Automation Ideas:
There are way more fun and great ways to use your smart devices to get your dream house.
Some other great home automation ideas can range from climate control for your house to getting notified when there is a leaky or water damage. Having a smart house can help you have a house of the future while also protecting it in the present.
For more ideas on how to update your house, check out our blog. It is full of useful hints and tips on how to create and maintain your dream smart house.