Transform Your Home Into A Smart Home

Transform Your Home Into A Smart Home

September 3, 2018 | No Comments


The ever-shifting tides of technology have brought in many advances over the years. With each passing year, these advances seem to be happening at a faster pace and many not so well known devices might be pivotal parts of most homes around the world. We will take a look at some of the gadgets and accessories that can transform your home into a smart home.

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is one of the many devices including Google home smart speaker, Sonos one and Amazon echo dot that can help make your life more convenient. On paper, these devices act as Bluetooth devices that you can talk to (Like Siri), but they have been catching a lot of attention over the past year or so. You can order food, book tickets and ask for just about anything else the internet can provide for you. Many companies like Pizza Hut have integrated their services with the device to make their product more convenient to attain for the consumer. Soon, smart speakers will be present in most homes that can afford them.

Ecobee3 Smarter Wifi Thermostat

This device, at its core, learns your preferences over time and adjusts the temperature of your house/apartment accordingly. It would take about 1-2 years till that happens, but once it does, this device can help you save a lot of energy and money. The convenience of setting the temperature for your liking with your phone is extremely convenient, and the product is eco-friendly.

Phillips Hue/Cree Connected LED Bulb

If you want to be able to control the lighting around your house with your phone, these are the products for you. The Phillips Hue light bulb is more expensive than the latter; however, it can be changed to a wide range of colors. Dimming the lights is also a way to save some money. The Cree connected LED bulb does not have color lighting options, but it is inexpensive.

Belkin WeMo Switch

The Belkin WeMo switch allows you to be aware of how much energy your appliances around the house are using. You have only to connect it to the internet and plug it into an existing socket. You can keep check of all your appliances through your phone. This device that can allow you to conserve energy and save money.

Many of the technological advances around homes try to conserve energy and cut costs for the users. These were some devices that can allow you to do that and many others like these will soon be very popular around the world.

For more information on building a smart home contact Grayson Homes at 919-578-6222.

Mike Poupard