With all the recent talk about smart-home-this and smart-technology-that, this article delves into what actually makes a home “smart” and what you can do to make your home smart if it isn’t already.

 

Let’s start with what smart technology is and then apply that to the technology that’s currently in your home.

 

Smart technology is a segment of technology that is capable of adapting automatically and modifying its behavior to fit a certain environment. It does this using sensors from which it collects and analyzes data and then drawing conclusions from those results. Smart technology is also capable of learning by using previous data and experience to improve performance and anticipate future outcomes.

 

In a nutshell, smart technology is able to learn on its own once you start giving it information it can use.

 

Now that we have a basic understanding of what smart technology is, let’s look at how this applies to the systems in your home and see what you can do to make your home literally “smarter.”

 

A “smart” home is defined as one that is equipped with lighting, heating, and/or electronic devices that can be controlled remotely via phone or computer. So if you’re still having to walk from room to room to manually turn off lights and adjust the thermostat… your home isn’t as “smart” as it could be.

 

But not to worry, there are some very simple and affordable ways to make your home more intelligent, many of which can actually save you money in the long run.

 

One of the best ways to create a smart home is to implement a Control4 solution. Control4 is a company that designs and installs customized smart home solutions tailored directly to your needs. These solutions can apply to any system in your home including voice-controlled devices, lighting, climate control, entertainment, and security.

 

Examples of Control4 are things like Alexa controlled devices, wireless lighting, hidden screens and speakers, live feed HD video monitoring, smart door locks, universal remotes, personalized tools, and much, much more.

 

So if your home is currently less intelligent than you would like, there’s no need to worry. Creating a smart home has never been easier with the myriad of Control4 options now available.

 

If you’re interested in getting started with creating a smart home, fill out the contact form below and let us know how we can help!