Are you thinking of getting a new home or renovating your home? Then it is the time to convert your boring home into a vibrant smart home. Get yourself experience some of the popular gadgets like Amazon echo, Apple Home pod or Google home. These digital assistants are entertaining to play with. You can set alarms or timers, get full weather details, or some fun activities like getting answers to some arbitrary questions asked by anyone. The actual smart home automation begins with the combination of smart gadgets and digital assistants. Smart lights, smart speakers or smart thermostats are included in this category.
The IHS Markit, a renowned market research firm, says that the digital assistants and smart gadgets markets have increased to 4 billion in the year of 2017. You can say that every two people on this planet own more than two digital devices. Here we will discuss some of the popular and famous digital assistants. You can start from your comfort zone.
Thermostats: smart thermostats are one of the most popular selections to start the home automation. The first three choices are Nest, Ecobee and Honeywell’s Lyric.
Nest: it is the smartest thermostat you can opt for. According to your preference, it can set the temperature and learns your schedule automatically. It has a sensor which senses you entering the room, shows you the current temperature, the time and weather summary. It will shut down on its own when no one is present at the home. Thus you can save the power energy.
Ecobee: it is a programmable thermostat. It cannot learn your schedule like the Nest thermostat does. It is a great choice for a large room and multi-storied building. It can sense which room is active and can provide desired heating or cooling facility. It can take instruction from your other smart devices.
Honeywell’s Lyric: it is also a programmable thermostat. It is compatible with Apple Homekit and Amazon Alexa. Geofencing is an interesting feature which can connect your smart phone to track your location and sets the temperature according to your preference.
Lighting: when it comes to the smart lighting, smart bulbs are the first choice. Philips Hue and LIFX may be a good choice because they are easy to install and pocket-friendly. It allows different settings mode and customizations.
Smart switches: for smart lighting, you can go for the smart switches. With the help of this, you can convert your whole lighting set-up into the smart one. A smart switch like Lutron Caseta includes an app which allows you to control the switch, dimmer the light and you can set up your own routine.
The above-mentioned devices are enough to begin your smart home automation project. Try to make you habituated with these. The advantage of these devices is that they are affordable for your budget. If you don’t feel comfortable to use these on a regular basis you can convert your home to the previously traditional way. That transformation does not cost much. There are other expensive devices also. It is advised that, don’t go for these plans for the first time. Take your time and upgrade yourself later on.