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What Makes Smart Homes Smart?

May 18, 2021 | Blog

It seems like every new piece of technology these days is made for a smart home, but what makes a smart home smart? This broad term needs some narrowing down, and the experts at Arnold Electric Services are happy to do it. Let’s talk about what smart homes are and what your smart technology options are.

What is Smart Home Automation?

A smart home is a house equipped with devices that automate various tasks, or smart devices. While some smart technology is built into the structure of a home, smart home technology is most commonly added in later in the form of devices such as smart thermostats and security systems, like Nest and Ring Doorbell. Homeowners operate their smart homes with smartphone applications, voice commands, automation and even artificial intelligence. 

Benefits of a Smart Home

Some skeptics ask why they should pay for a device to do something that they’ve always done themselves, but one of the overarching goals of smart technology is to make day-to-day life easier. Smart devices can make your lights turn on and off on a schedule, vacuum your floor automatically and make other household tasks simple and easy. Connecting smart appliances to a central device can also allow you to start the dishwasher, change the thermostat and order groceries all from your phone or by voice commands.

Smart homes also make safety and security easier, which is crucial for many homeowners. With a smart security system, you can use cameras to monitor your home, turn on security lights and speak to visitors through the doorbell all from your phone. Protecting your home has never been easier.

Smart products such as thermostats and lights can even save you money on your energy bill. Smart thermostats optimize your cooling and heating based on factors like your work schedule and can even learn your habits to better provide comfort while saving you money. With so many benefits, it’s clear why smart devices have become so popular.

Popular Smart Home Devices

If you want to transform your house into a smart home, it’s a good idea to start by looking at some of the most popular kinds of smart devices. Smart home must-haves include:

  • Smart Speaker: This acts as the voice command center for your smart home.
  • Smart Light Bulbs: Increase efficiency and control your home’s lights from your phone.
  • Smart Thermostat: Save money, monitor your system’s efficiency and increase comfort.
  • Smart Doorbell and Security System: Protect your home easily from your phone.
  • Smart Hub: Centralize your smart home to connect more appliances together.

Arnold Electric provides smart home installation for all of your needs. Contact us today to begin a service request and start having your smart home devices installed.

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