Simple Steps to a Smarter Home

Technology has advanced at a rate over the years that has allowed us to experience things we never thought we could. Looking back at the early 2000s, we went from flip phones to smartphones that can do multiple things at once. Who would’ve thought that this day would come?

With the rise of technology, more products are being created to make daily tasks more convenient. You see it in cars with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and homes with Ring Doorbells and Amazon Echo. Whatever the product, it gives us a sense of convenience and customization, making our daily tasks a little less boring.

Benefits of a Smart Home

Transforming your home into a smart home can be a little jarring. Who has the time to reinstall your light fixtures or replace the outlets? Luckily, most smart upgrades are quick and easy to assemble and install. Taking steps to upgrade your home will help with energy consumption and make daily tasks easier. Smart home upgrades are also a step you can look in during the rough-in building stage.

  • Safety – Utilizing products such as a smart doorbell or camera on the outside of your property allows you to monitor your home without needing to be outside. This means you can see who is coming to your home whenever you are away, whether you are at work or at dinner with some friends.
  • Energy Consumption – Smart devices allow you to monitor your energy consumption in many ways. One way that a smart device can help you monitor energy is the use of a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature from almost anywhere. Because of this, you can automatically set up a schedule where your heating or cooling will be reduced when you are not home and then return to normal once you are there. 
  • Peace of Mind – Having smart devices in your home allows you peace of mind when you are not there. With cameras, smart locks, and thermostat controls at the tip of your finger, you no longer need to worry if you forget to turn off a light or heater once you leave your house. 
  • Convenience – With smart devices and automation, you can control various aspects of your home, such as lighting, heating, cooling, and entertainment systems, from anywhere using your smartphone or voice commands. This convenience saves you time and effort by eliminating the need to adjust settings or perform routine tasks manually.
  • Customization – There is no one way to use a smart device, meaning you can tailor its use to fit your needs. By combining different devices in your home, you can personalize your system to make your home more comfortable.

Upgrades to Consider

If you are thinking about upgrading your home to a smart home, consider some of these popular smart devices!

  • Doorbell
    • Google Nest Doorbell
    • Ring Video Doorbell
    • Eufy Security Video Doorbell
  • Clock
    • Lenovo Smart Clock
    • Amazon Echo Dot Speaker with Clock
    • Phillips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light HF3520
  • Thermostat
    • Echobee Smart Thermostat Premium
    • Google Nest Learning Thermostat
    • Amazon Smart Thermostat
  • Indoor and Outdoor Camera
    • Eufy E220 Indoor Camera
    • Wyze Cam OG
    • Google Nest Cam (Outdoor or Indoor)
  • Lighting
    • Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance
    • Wyze Bulb
    • Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED

Taking the Next Step

Upgrading to a smart home is an easy way to elevate your home by customizing it to your needs. From asking Alexa to play a song while you are cooking in the kitchen to turning off your AC from your office, smart devices give you the opportunity to make daily tasks a little easier. Consider choosing smart solutions during a home building or home addition. The team at Helper Homes is happy to provide recommendations to help you have the home of your dreams! Contact us today!