Home automation has become quite affordable in recent times, hence it is no surprise that the number of American families queuing up to get a piece of home automation technology installed in their homes is on the rise. If you are one of those who fancy having their home automated, there are a few tricks you should know to make effective use of those devices.
Make sure to get the smart lights: Smart lights save power and turn off when no one’s in the room. Definitely the thing everyone needs in their homes! Smart lights work on the basis of motion sensor, so if you enter the room, the lights turn on and then turn off when you leave. Some even allow you to change colors, especially LED bulbs. Ask your local home automation firm in Dallas for a quote on installation.
Voice control everything: Smart speakers like Google Home and Alexa are essentially a smart hub to control all your smart devices with your voice. If your home automation devices are compatible with these, make sure to link everything together for a seamless and effortless experience.
Be wary of pets in the way of motion sensors: Motion sensors usually detect a movement an act accordingly, whether it is a security alarm outside or a smart light inside. Pets are unpredictable, and their movements may trigger the motion detector if they are placed at a low height. Ask the technician to take this into account when installing the sensors to avoid pet interference.
Use specific mobile apps: Most smart devices can be controlled with a mobile app, so all you need to do is download them. There is also a free app called IFTTT both in iOS and Android which allow you to pair any compatible device with any activity. For example, you can set the smart bulb to change color if someone arrives at your door step (detected by motion sensor). The number of functions you can set is limited only by the list of compatible devices and your imagination.
Buy only what you need and what you can afford
There are a lot of devices that come under home automation, so make sure to make a list of the things that you need and can afford, and skip out on those you don’t absolutely need. This way, you won’t have to worry about maintenance and their complexities.