The smart home market is on the rise. The benefits from whole-home automation are nearly limitless. Large upgrades involve hardwiring, so it is best to upgrade when you are ready to renovate. This would cut down the cost of the installation. According to a survey conducted by Houzz, smart tech has become more of a priority for renovation homeowners, 28% say that it is at the top of their lists. In high-end luxury home theses, features are now expected. Smart home technology increases the value of your property. When you plan your next renovation consider incorporating these smart home improvements into your living space…
Ever feel like you have plenty of charging cables, but not enough adapters to plug them into the wall? It would be so much easier if your regular outlets just included USB ports. When you are doing a renovation in the kitchen you will need to rewrite outlets. This gives you the opportunity to upgrade the electric system for your tech-friendly lifestyle. By adding USB outlets it will free up the outlets for appliances and lighting. Make sure you install a 4.8amp USB outlet for large devices. USB ports allow easy smartphone and tablet charging without the need for an unsightly cord.
Smart Home Automation
Home automation is building automation for a home, called a smart home or smart house. A home automation system will monitor and/or control home attributes such as lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems. A smart home system offers compatibility with a range of individual devices across several standards, and it may integrate directly with your digital voice control assistant. The amazon echo is the most popular voice-controlled smart device offered today. When you install the smart home automation be sure to select smart devices that would work together with it.
Custom Speaker Systems
Several companies offer custom speaker systems the integrate directly into your home’s construction. They mount directly into your home’s walls, ceiling, cabinetry, and even your patio. These days, you can skip the movie theater and stream the latest movie releases at home. Built-in home cinema speakers move sound up and down, so you can still experience the lifelike overhead sound effects that you get at the cinema! Add them as part of your home theaterspeakers and create a surround sound system that rivals anything you hear in a movie theater.
Smart Security System Options
A smart system monitors itself, or its components, and collects data on how the system is being used. It also self-analyzes that data and makes decisions to change how it’s operating. The ‘smartness’ of technology can be thought of as how automated its decision-making is. Smart systems are more than just a fad, and much, much more than just a marketing buzzword. They have the power to improve all aspects of a business. When you tie an alarm panel into a home automation system, you can receive alerts on your mobile device if any door or window has been accessed, or every light in the house can turn on instantly or flash repeatedly to alert neighbors of a potential break-in.
Most home security cameras are motion-activated and will record when they detect motion, as well as send you an alert. Some can record 24/7, which is known as continuous video recording (CVR). Wireless security cameras use Wi-Fi to transmit surveillance footage to a cloud-based server over the internet. Research suggests that security smart cameras can actively deter criminal opportunists from committing crimes. So, if you’re concerned about crime in your local area, or want to protect your home as best as possible, investing in security cameras is an option worth considering. Discreetly camouflaging security cameras into the design of your home’s entryways and most frequented areas can help you protect your home.
Sensors For Smart Thermostats
A smart thermostat does the thinking you don’t want to do. It can learn your schedule, turn itself down when nobody is home, and balance temperatures around your home to make you comfortable while using less energy. During your home’s renovation, you can hard wire sensors directly into your smart thermostat, allowing it to automatically regulate the temperature in each room. A thermostat can provide voice control through Alexa as well as additional control capability of humidity, dual fuel, forced air, and geothermal.
Adding the mentioned technologies to your home during the remodeling process can greatly improve its functionality. As a result, you end up with a secure energy-efficient family-friendly home.
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About SimpTech Solutions
SimpTech Solutions operates as a residential and commercial electronics systems design and integration firm to deliver simple, flexible, and feature-rich technology solutions for customers across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Why Choose SimpTech Solutions? Because we listen to you! Once we fully understand what you want, we can put together a solution to fulfill all your needs and your greatest desires.
- Guidance – The knowledge to educate you on the latest technologies available and discuss how they might benefit your lifestyle.
- Personalization – The skill to create or upgrade an electronic system that is uniquely yours.
- Convenience – All work from design to installation to user training is done for you. We handle all the details to bring you a great end result.
- Integration – The expertise to unite several separate electronic components together so they function as an easy-to-use cohesive system.