As you kick off your spring cleaning extravaganza, you’ll likely discover many things that could use an upgrade. Perhaps your lighting needs brightening up or your door locks are getting a bit sticky. Whatever the case may be, don’t just go with a basic replacement, look to smart home upgrades for your key solutions instead. To help you imagine what life might be like in a smart home, here’s a look at the most popular technology upgrades.
Start with an Awesome Smart Hub
A smart hub is your key to transforming your home into an extraordinary tech marvel. This hub connects to all of your smart devices from the lighting to the door locks. Once everything is set up, you can control each device through the hub using voice commands to conveniently make changes on the fly.
Want to dim the lights? Just tell the hub to do your bidding. Feel like you forgot to lock the doors? It can check for you and even lock everything up tight as you chill on the couch. It really doesn’t get any cooler or more convenient than that.
Add Intelligent Lighting to Every Room
If you’d love to change up your lighting hues and brightness without getting up, you’re going to love intelligent lighting systems. With app-connected bulbs and fixtures on your side, you can instantly change the mood in each room with the click of a button.
Perhaps even more impressive is the ability to turn the lights on and off while you’re away from home to improve security while saving on your power bill. You can even put the lights on a timer to make it look like you’re going from room to room to keep potential intruders away.
Keep It Steady with a Smart Programmable Thermostat
With a smart programmable thermostat, you can keep your home at the perfect temperature without shelling out the big bucks to constantly run your HVAC system. Instead, you use the app to tell the thermostat how to adjust the temperature at various hours throughout the day.
You can have it turn down to a chill 66 degrees at night for easy sleep and low energy costs, and then automatically bring it up to 70 degrees right when it’s time to get up in the morning. And if you want to make changes at any point of the day or night, you just have to hop on the app and make your changes.
Hook up Fancy Cameras and a Security System
Smart cameras and security systems allow you to see what’s going on in and around your home in an instant. Like other smart home technology devices, the camera systems hook to an intuitive app that gives you a clear view through the lens. As you gaze upon the scene before you, it’s possible to trigger the audible alarm or use the two-way speakers to say hello or tell people to take a hike.
The smart security system works much the same way, letting you check the status of the alarm and arm it wherever you may be. With that system on your side, you never again have to climb back out of bed or rush home to make sure your alarm is set. It also sends alerts to your device when the alarm goes off, so you can check the cameras and call the authorities or just turn it off if it’s a false alarm.
Boost Convenience with Smart Locks and Garage Door Openers
When you want to get in the door fast, you’ll be glad you upgraded to smart locks and garage door openers. With these devices onboard, you never again have to fumble with your keys nor try to find the keyhole in the dark. You can just input a code, use your fingerprint, or tap a few buttons in the app to open everything up.
Beyond that, if you ever get that uncomfortable feeling that you left your house unlocked while you’re out, you can check on its status and make changes as needed to keep everything safe and secure. You can even use your app to let your kids in the door if they forgot their key or let your visitors come through if you’re late getting home.
As you improve the function, comfort, and security of your home, don’t forget to review your insurance coverage, especially if your renewal date is coming up. With the right level of homeowner’s insurance, you can get true peace of mind and rest assured that you’re well protected if anything goes awry. To find out if your insurance plan fits your lifestyle, give our team at Wayfarer Insurance Group a call today at 1-844-929-4768.