4 Ways to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

In 2018, all it takes is a little Wi-Fi connection to control many aspects of your house from your smartphone. When Disney aired the movie “Smart House” in 1999, that level of technology seemed impossible, or at least something of the very distant future. Less than 10 years later, it is not only possible to have a “smart house,” but it’s accessible. Here are just four of the many ways to feel like you are living in the Smart House.  

  1. Smart TVs

A smart TV uses either a wired Ethernet connection or built-in Wi-Fi to connect to a home network for internet access. A smart TV is a lot like a computer, allowing you to browse the web, watch YouTube, Netflix, etc. Recent models typically include features like high-definition, music and video streaming, voice control, and universal search.

A smart TV can also be easily accessed through your mobile device and is both simple and fast to set up.

  1. Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is a lighting technology designed for energy efficiency and can include high-efficiency fixtures and automated controls that make adjustments based on conditions such as occupancy or daylight availability. Smart lighting also allows you to control the lights in your home from your smartphone. Already in bed and forgot to turn off the kitchen lights? On vacation and want to turn some main lights on at night? No problem.

  1. Smart Home Security

Protect your home with a smart home security system, easily accessed from your phone, wherever you may be. Many smart home security systems include a monthly fee, but allow you to lock doors and windows and have live camera access to your home from anywhere. Smart camera football is stored in the cloud, allowing you to share it with police if you ever needed to.

  1. Smart Thermostats

Keeping a comfortable temperature inside your home is no doubt a crucial aspect of creating an enjoyable living space. Smart thermostats enable you to adjust your home’s temperature using an app, even when you’re not home. You can turn on the heat or AC right before you leave work, making your home comfortable right when you walk through the door. Smart thermostats can also help you save when it comes to the heating costs for your home.

Get Smart with Integracon

For almost two decades, Integracon has helped businesses large and small manage their complex IT infrastructures through smart planning, execution and management. Adding “smart” features to your place of work can help your company run more efficiently and increase the security of your office. Get a “Smart Office” in 2019!