Smart homes have turned up in huge ways all over the world, bringing convenience to millions of homeowners everywhere. While you may salivate at the thought of automating your house, converting to a smart home entails a significant amount of spending. Today, we’ll dish out some DIY tips on gradually turning your humble abode into a smart home.
A Handy Guide To A Do-It-Yourself Smart Home
Check out these tips on how to switch to a smart home by yourself:
Pick your preferred assistant and device controller
Three of the most trusted and most popular voice-controlled virtual assistants are Google Assistant, Siri by Apple, and Alexa by Amazon. When configuring your smart home installation, make sure that everything is compatible with your main virtual assistant interface.
From there, you may choose the primary device that will control the integration and maneuvers in your smart home. For instance, some of the modern Android smartphones may be used to operate Google Assistant, while iPhones and iPads work with Siri.
Start with lights
Lighting is the safest and easiest smart home upgrades you can do by yourself. All you need to do is buy a smart light bulb or lamp with Wi-Fi connectivity, and install it to a fixture. Look for a compatible app that can control the smart bulb using your chosen device, and customize the configuration based on your preferences.
Use a smart doorbell
Another non-intrusive smart home upgrade is installing a smart doorbell. This revolutionary product usually comes with a camera (so that you can see who’s at the door), motion-activated sensor, and two-way communication. That way, you don’t have to approach the door to know who’s ringing the bell.
Install a smart thermostat
Here’s where smart home upgrades become more interesting: Replace your temperature controlling system with a smart thermostat. Although it’s not as easy as replacing a bulb, most smart thermostat products come with easy-to-follow installation instructions.
Use a robot vacuum
Robotic vacuum cleaners have upgraded the way homeowners clean their houses, and all without breaking a sweat. What’s great about these modern vacuum cleaners is that you set them on the floor and let them do the dirty work.
Look for a robot vacuum that you can configure using a smartphone. That way, you can customize its program, check its status, and control it remotely.
Unless you can ensure that every inch of your installation is connected properly, you may run the risk of electrical fires and accidents. We at Wire Craft Electric offer a wide range of services that can help you install a smart home automation system into your house without breaking the bank or causing property damage.