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You probably already know that a smart house attracts the attention of home buyers and that there are dozens of smart home features and options available.

Think about it, other than work most people spend the majority of their time at home. Therefore, by gradually implementing smart devices and solutions you can drastically improve many aspects of your home life. By using smart technology, you can automate many processes throughout your home.

Additionally, smart homes also save up to 15% of your electricity bill each month and will save you more money in the years to come. The question of how to make your home a smart home then comes in to play.


Below are top 7 ways of how you can make your home a smart home.


1.   Smart Locks

For added front door security you can install a smart lock. These locks are generally touchpad enabled and completely keyless. In addition to basic features like automatic locking, smart locks allow you to lock and unlock your door from your phone—a great feature if you’re someone who often misplaces their keys or if you forgot to give a spare set to your dog walker. You can even create individual passcodes for different people who may need to access your home. Use it along with a smart doorbell at your new home for the ultimate in front door security and ingenuity.

smart lock

2.     Smart Lighting

Adding smart light bulbs to your home is another great way to make your home smart and your home life a lot easier. Using Amazon Echo, Google Home, or the app on your smartphone you can control all smart light bulbs in your home via voice control or by the push of a button. You can also control and have different settings for the lighting of each room or turn lights on individually.

Additionally, depending on the smart lightbulb you purchase, you can light a room with any color you so choose via RGB lighting. This is a great way to change the mood of a room depending on the event or activity.

smart lighting

3.   Alarm system

Today’s alarm systems are connected to your wireless network, which has significant advantages. For example, you no longer need to keep your telephone’s land line if it was only used for your alarm. As a result, thieves can no longer cut your phone wire to disable the alarm; now, you receive a notification directly on your smartphone that a break-in has been attempted. You can also remotely activate and deactivate your system, which is useful if you leave home in a hurry and can’t remember if you activated it.

smart alaram


4.   Smart thermostats

Another theme among smart homes is energy efficiency. Smart thermostats can be installed in place of your home’s existing thermostats, where they monitor usage over time to optimize your energy utilization based on when and how you typically heat or cool your home. The most popular smart thermostats adjusts operation times all on their own, limiting energy consumption when you’re not around. They also feature compatible apps that allow you to personally monitor daily and monthly usage and make small adjustments for big energy savings.

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5.   Robot vacuums

We spend about an hour and a half to two and a quarter hours on household activities like cleaning and maintenance every single day, Thanks to smart home technology you can skip the time it takes to vacuum. Robot vacuums do the dirty work for you, making frequent trips around your home to suck up dirt, debris, crumbs, pet hair, and whatever else is lying around before manually returning themselves to their charging stations. Best yet—no installation required. Just set up the charging dock and you’re set.

robot vacum


6.   Personal assistants

Phone-based personal assistants are so 2010. Today’s virtual helpers are housed in small devices that you set on your kitchen counter or nightstand, allowing you to do everything from order your groceries to put your favorite song on the stereo without ever having to even get up from where you’re sitting. If you’re looking to automate your home and your life, a system like Amazon’s Alexa or the Google Home can make your day-to-day easier. Just be careful about letting kids use them—especially if you have your credit card connected!

7.     Smart Outdoor Security Camera

Smart Outdoor security cameras are essential to anyone who is serious about their home’s security. They provide a more effective field of view, better overall efficiency, and performance when compared to traditional security cameras. You can install 2 smart cameras in the front and back of your home. Or install 4 cameras with one on each corner of the outside of your home in order to have a complete view of what’s going on around you.

smart camera


Final Take

Turning your home into the smart home has never been easier as there are tons of smart devices available in the market. These smart devices are available at the different price points which makes it easy to get your desired smart home device at an affordable price. Smart devices can help you manage your home more efficiently and save money on your electric bills.