Basic Smart Home & Security Devices
While buying every type of smart gadget will make your home comfortable and protected, it can be very expensive to purchase them all at once. It can also be overwhelming and, according to some people’s tastes, a bit excessive. Sometimes simplicity is better, as this can be more convenient, easier to get used to, and practical in terms of budget. The beauty of smart homes is that they allow you to expand by adding more smart products when you feel the need to upgrade and are comfortable with the technology.
As we move forward into the future, it’s inevitable that our houses will soon have to adapt to technological changes. With the development of smart home and security systems, we can synchronise our technology to our homes and provide ourselves with better protection, comfort, and convenience.
Shopping for smart home devices and security systems can be overwhelming. There are so many systems and gadgets cluttering the market, it’s hard to keep up! That’s why we’ve laid out all the important information you need to select the right products and set up your smart home. Let’s explore the wonders that technology can bring to your house!
Home security systems are designed to keep your family and assets at your property safe. They provide protection through the use of interconnected components such as CCTV, alarm systems, door strikes, smoke alarms, doorbells and intercoms, and more. They facilitate seamless coordination and are accessible via your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Smart home technology allows you to easily monitor and control certain features of your house through the use of interworking devices. These smart home products, which include light switches, dimmers and cameras, communicate with each other and can also be controlled from a smart device.
Smart lighting is the typical gateway to smart homes. Many of these products work without a central hub and can interact with other smart home gadgets. Some can even communicate just by using your smartphone’s Bluetooth. We recommend replacing your ordinary switches with smart switches and dimmers, as smart LED bulbs become inoperative from the moment you turn their switch off.
With smart audio, there’s no need for an additional app or even an internet connection. Just connect your device to your speakers through Bluetooth; choose the music, audiobook, or podcast; then press play and enjoy. Smart speakers are wireless, so they let you enjoy music throughout your house without the clutter and hassle of setting up with cords. You can play a lullaby in the nursery with a simple touch from your phone or enjoy a movie better with surround speakers.
CCTV or closed-circuit television is a system that detects danger or criminal activity and allows you to monitor your home. It’s composed of network surveillance cameras that let you view the inner-happenings of your home in real time. You can also get network video recorders that let you keep footage in the archive for review. CCTV is an old technology that has kept up with today’s technological advancements. Now you can view events in your home both live and recorded from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Traditional smoke alarms are helpful as their loud ringing lets you know when a fire is about to start. But what good does it do when no one’s home? Smart smoke detectors not only sound the alarm in your house, but they will also alert you and anyone else you have authorised about the threat through your smartphones.
We recommend acquiring smart home components in this order, but it’s entirely your decision where to start. Once you’re comfortable with the technology or feel the need to expand your smart home system, you might also want to consider a smart home hub. This will synchronise all your smart products under one user interface. Learning how to care for and maintain your smart home will also save you a lot of trouble in the future. Browse through our Smart Home & Security gallery to start shopping.
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