Smart homes are the way of the future. Installing these specialty devices around your home will allow you to simplify daily tasks, save power and utilities, and make your home safer. A lot of people are jumping in and converting their home to a smart home. Others are building new homes with smart home features as part of the design.
If you want to build a smart home you need to know what kind of products are available to you. Today we are going to list the most popular smart home products that are available in Australia.
CCTV Camera Systems
A CCTV camera system is the backbone to a safe property. These systems include a variety of different camera devices that monitor your property at all times and can also record. With modern systems, you can view cameras remotely to add an extra level of security to your home.
Many CCTV systems are capable of integrating with other smart home technology such as your alarm system, access control system, or hubs. A good example of this is the fact that you can see security cameras on Echo Show devices.
Access Control Systems
Deciding who can and can’t access your home is important. Access control systems help to ensure an extra layer of security. Instead of keys that can be duplicated and are hard to change, you can implement access control. Access control uses electronic locks to determine who does and doesn’t have access to your home.
Access control can include key card devices, key fob devices, and biometrics (fingerprints, facial recognition, and iris recognition).
No solution by itself is perfect for keeping your home secure. Security alarms are an older technology now but they are essential to a smart home. The cameras and access control will let you know if people attempt to breach your property but the security alarm will let you and the authorities know so that police respond. Alarms use a number of devices to detect entry into your home, creating great coverage. Here are the devices many alarms use:
- Motion detectors
- Door detectors
- Window detectors
- Glass break detectors
- Panic buttons
A loud siren issues from security alarms that let criminals know that they have been detected. That same alarm also allows you to get to safety and secure yourself in a locked room. Most alarm systems have a siren that is loud enough to be heard blocks away.
In addition to security, many security alarms are also connected to smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors so that you can summon the fire department automatically.
Any good smart home allows smart control of the various lights in your house. Devices have been created that allow you to control almost any light. Lights that plug into the wall, lights fixtures, floodlights, and more can be controlled. By control, you can remotely turn on and off lights, set them to electronic timers, and even connect them with other functions of your home such as your alarm.
Controlling the temperature in your home makes it easier to live there. Smart home thermostat control helps you to ensure that your temperature is kept at a desirable level when you are home. When you aren’t home it will help you to save money by using less power. Some systems even allow the thermostat to detect when you are coming home to have your home ready before you get home.
All of the smart home devices are controlled by a hub. There are a number of different hubs and controls out there. Some devices come with their own hub, but many of them are capable of working with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to enable even further control. With just your voice you can control your smart home.
Take a look at each one of these smart home devices. The devices can make a big change in your home. Especially when you only want your devices running when you are home. Saving power, enhancing security, creating comfort, and more are the goals of many smart homes. Join the wave of the future and install smart home features on your property.