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The Best Way to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

  • February 19, 2016

Turning your home into a smart home doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. Here are some steps to follow to get your home synced up with technology.
 
Smart outlets – Smart outlets allow you to plug in appliances and technology you already own and have the capability to control it remotely as well as program it for automation.
 
Touchpads – Installing touchpads throughout your home (or in a couple central locations) will give you easy access to control lights, temperature, sound, or a variety of other issues.
 
Hubs – Having a hub for all smart activity to be controlled is also a great way to get your home turned into a smart home. There are countless devices now available. Whether you use the Amazon Echo, Insteon Hub, SmartThings, Wink Hub, the real difference is what you want to use it for and how much you want to spend.
 
Light bulbs – Smart light bulbs have many features including the ability to turn on and off automatically or to dim as you leave the room. While the initial price is definitely higher than an ordinary light bulb, they last decades longer and use approximately 80% less energy on average.
 
Starting small and building up could allow you to build the smart home you need. Something small like light bulbs will still end up being an investment but will help get you started on a manageable level. If you’re looking into turning your home into a smart home, follow this guide to get started.

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