Now, when everything is being automated, there is nothing surprising that the same trend is observed for our homes. Everybody wants their homes to be maximally functional. And here are some options to consider if you want to make some improvements in your accommodation.
Security Above All
The very first thing to consider is to protect your home maximally. Security comes first, and after that, you can think about other things.
So, you can start with the installation of a smart security system. There is nothing complicated about it. Now, there are a lot of providers in the market who not only offer the best and cheapest equipment (some of the items are included in a subscription plan which makes them even cheaper!) but the widest array of services.
You can opt for a DIY set or you can choose a smart security set that is installed and set up by specialists – all depends on your personal preferences and the budget.
Depending on the plan, you can either choose to control all your smart appliances from an application on your smartphone or even have it set up to alarm an operator in emergency cases. The latter option is the safest one because even if you are not available, the company’s operator who is monitoring the situation 24/7, will call the needed service (police, firefighters, etc.) as soon as the alarm sets off.
After your house is secured, you can move on with other things.
Upgrade Your Living Room with a TV Lift
Now, you can finally install an automatic TV lift. You have been dreaming about a new TV set for ages but there was no place for it. With a TV riser in Canada, you can finally do it. And to save some money, you can do it on your own, without hiring anybody. You can buy a ready TV lift and install it behind any furniture piece. Make sure that in the extended position, the TV lift takes the entire TV screen out so that you can watch it.
Or you can hide your new TV set in a cabinet. In this case, more effort will be needed. So, you will have to make an opening in the cabinet top – just big enough to make the TV screen pass.
Or you might decide to fix the TV set above the ceiling. Imagine the amazement of your friends and family when they see a TV screen lower from above the ceiling and hide there. For this installation type, you’ d need to hire a specialist. Even if you believe that you can do it on your own, we recommend hiring an electrician to make all the installations. Otherwise, you might end up with a TV lift that doesn’t work or works improperly.
Whatever installation type you select, remember to arrange all the wires properly – hide them, use special clips or arms to keep them in a dedicated place and protect them (and your smaller family member) from damage.
Other Smart Devices You Might Be Interested in
Now, you can advance with those items that are believed to be a “luxury” by many people but in reality, they help us to save our time and money.
If the air temperature in your home is fluctuating constantly due to weather changes outside, you might be already tired of turning on and off fans and heaters. A smart thermostat will help you to keep the temperature inside of your home within the optimal range and control it to save your money when you are out.
A smart thermostat is set up to either control the temperature at a preset level or to lift it before a predetermined time (e.g. before you come home from work).
Smart Light Bulbs
Smart light bulbs are another appliance that will help you to save a lot of money and keep your home safe. These small devices can be programmed to dim or turn off the lights at night, to turn on before your arrival or at a preset time when you are out – the last measure will keep intruders away from your home because they’ll believe that somebody is there around.
Other Smart Devices
Whatever smart appliances might facilitate your life – install them and enjoy. Even if they cost more than usual devices, in the long run, every cent invested in them pays off. All your smart devices can be controlled comfortably from a smartphone app. It means that you are always in control of your home.
Smart devices also help you to save money. They regulate the temperature in your home, take care of light intensity, water temperature, and so on.
Home automation is not a luxury anymore. It is a reliable way to keep your house safe and under control.
About the Author
Hayley Mann is a technology enthusiast specializing in automation methods of ergonomics devices. Her engineering background helps her to create interesting articles on technical topics, making them understandable for all readers.