10 Reasons why you Should own a Smart Home
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Smart homes have been a part of our life for the past years. Today it has been a routine for almost every home, thanks to thermostats, smart locks, smart streamers, speakers, and more. So, why should you own smart devices in your apartment? How can it benefit your living and lifestyle? And what about security, real smart homes, and the latest smart products that will be seen in the next few years, and what about the innovative products that will be an integral part of our daily lives? Here are the best 10 reasons you should own smart home.
Most of us guys want to keep our zone, our man cave, the bat cave - safe! It's a man thing to defend our property. In a time of technology, we have the most advanced means. Just a click reach to buy and total worldwide control via our smartphones.
Many great companies offer varsity products to choose from in our smart home. Smart locks, Smart Doorbells, Sensors, Smart Cams, and more. So what can you do with that security? Connect to your home anywhere worldwide. You can watch your Smart doorbell across the world, anyone who passes by your house if a family member or a friend drops by. Or you have a package delivery from Amazon.
You look like a boss! You can have the full power of your locks. Because opening a door from your smartphone generates individual digit pins for the ones you want by time, date, or whatever you choose. Therefore you can see & monitor the coming and going. Cameras are almost in every home or business, but intelligent cams are something else now. They can detect you and those living in the house by facial recognition.
Sensors and Motion detectors or Contact sensors can be pre-programmed for many home actions. One of them is security, of course, if there is a motion in the place. Or a particular room (a Man Cave) or a maybe workstation that you defined it off-limits. The contact motion sensors can be us not just for windows or garage doors. You can apply it in cabinets, closets with safes, doors, and more. The other sensors can keep your house safe if there are water leaks, smoke, or carbon dioxide.
With a specific voice command or a button press, you can make your whole house react to different situations like total house lockdown. Locking all the locks, turn off all the electric blinds and garage door, and turn off the lights in case of a burglar or savvier weather with an updated online forecast.
2. Saving Money
One of the essential things Smart Home can give you is saving money. For example: if you leave your bachelor pad, you want peace of mind and all the electronic devices turned off. The Lights, Thermostats, TV, Speakers, Media Center (NVIDIA Shield, Intel NUC, Xiaomi, or whatever you are using), Blinds, and Garage Door will be closed. The door lock will be locked, even your indoor smart locks of your man cave. The workstation office will be locked too.
Before going to work, your Water Heating can turn on automatically. Forgot to turn it off? After a specific time, it will shut down. Did you forget your fridge door open? After 1 or 2 minutes, you'll get a notification on your smartphone. The lights will warn you as well.
Warm day in August, your AC is on a turbo. Cooling your gaming pc and chill you out from a nerving multiplayer online game. One of your friends or family opens up one of the windows and forgets to close them. The AC will turn off immediately, and you get a notification on your phone.
3. Automation & Scenes
When you hear about a smart home, it's all about automation. Most people think they can click and turn on the light if they have a button. When the time comes, you need to take it to the next level, and you need the automation & scenes. Imagine your daily routine like this:
Before you wake up, the lights will turn on, and your bedroom will slowly dim from 0%-100% with a sunrise color. Ten minutes before your last alarm, Sonos will play your favorite music or radio station. After you wake up, the sound system will notify you about today's weather. The motion sensor will be activated when you pass through the door. The TV will turn on the channel you want. When you take your refreshing shower, the coffee machine starts making your kick-ass coffee. Meanwhile, your home will read your daily schedule and appointments while taking your shower.
You leave your home without worrying about all the lights. The AC, the TV, or the coffee machine, and everything will turn off automatically.
After a long productive day
Your home is waiting for you. He recognizes you and sets up things for you when parking your car. The moment you open your house door, the house comes to life. The living room light turned on, the tv, your NVIDIA Shield, of course, and your favorite tv app like Spotify. The Sonos speakers welcome you with a message and a few updates that you want to hear.
After a good shower and dinner, it's time for the new Marvel movie. "Alexa," Turn On Movie Time! All the lights in the living room dimmed. In the other place, the lights go off. PLEX is open, and the movie starts to play.
4. Work hard with a bit of help
Today we've got Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT. You can get extra help with your tasks and daily chores with those three. Implementing these three at home, work, and everyday to-do lists is more efficient in getting things done. First things first, build & create your setup. Connect to IFTTT things like email addresses that you mostly use, Uber, Waze, and weather, and then connect your IFTTT account to your Amazon Alexa & google home.
From that road, everything is going to be more comfortable. You talk to your smart-home and get a visual notification like if you got a new email from a co-worker, the LIFX light would blink in a particular color that you pre-setup with a specific sound in your Sonos speakers chose. More notifications like weather, traffic, email, new likes on posts (Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter), Followers, if you have left the fridge door open, and much more.
5. Impress your date
While driving your Tesla on your way back to your Bachelor Pad, Nice and soft music is in the background. Evening breeze playing with her hair and you all up in the clouds. (Not really) When you enter your bachelor pad parking, the speakers with Alexa - notify you that you are near your home. Alexa is asking you if you were bringing home someone. Your answer is YES. She's answering back: "OK, boss, I'll make things up for you!"
Your car and the lights around the house turned on. The path to your home is waiting for you and your date to pass. When you open the vehicle door to her like a genuine gentleman, leading her to the path together. She sees lights on the ground turn on while crossing toward the entrance.
You open your bachelor pad door; this is when it all gets fancy. Your all house comes to life. The Sonos speakers welcome you and your date. Yes, you pre-programmed her name that Alexa will say when you enter the bachelor pad. The TV is turning on, Spotify has launched automatically, and plays you're bringing home the date playlist. She sits back on your kickass couch and relaxes. While she is waiting, you go to your masculine bar. You are mixing some excellent cocktails for both of you. When you come back, you tell Alexa to start up the mood. The lights changed with soft and relaxing colors and dimmed not too much. The Smart AC checks the house's temperature and sets it up to be comfortable. The purifier and the candle hypnotize her eyes.
6. Gaming & Media streaming creation
One of the most important things for most men is the gaming room or set up office or workstation. It can even be in a man cave, but now these days, men have separated it. So you built your gaming room, office room, or streaming room, why not make it smart with your smart home? When your Presence sensor is present, the room is only activated when you enter your gaming room. The built-in Alexa, Sonos and some intelligent sensors and outlets can make it brilliant. Here are a few examples:
When you tell Alexa:
"Alexa, it's gaming time!" the windows shades are closing, the lights and all the LED strips are changing to your favorite colors, your Gaming PC turn on via WOL, and your monitors and your 65" Smart TV is also. Alexa asked you: "What type of your taste?" you can tell her PS4, Xbox, Gaming PC, or whatever you like. The smart lock can lock your gaming room when you leave the room. Automatically, all the monitors will turn off, and your gaming PC and consoles will.
For example, if you have a mounted smart home tablet, or connected devices like tablets, smartphones, or laptops, it can see when you got charged, for example, to 90%, and shut down the power outlet automatically. With your LIFX lights, you can also make a mood. The lights will blink or change whenever you do in your own game.
7. J.A.R.V.I.S Personal assistant
We all see Ironman, who is not familiar with JARVIS. Well, JARVIS (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System). Tony Stark's artificially intelligent computerת can adapt to the Iron Man armor suit and control all connected things. JARVIS can make complex calculations and requirements for Tony.
With a bit of hard work, you can create something similar. The combination of Smartthings, WebCore, and Alexa can give you something else. Therefore all the connected things that you want to control. First, you must record yourself or use text to speech to provide answers. You already have done all the automation and scene, so it should be less work. WebCore does most of the work. Just talk to JARVIS or, in our case: Alexa. You need to provide the next task. For example:
if (Say something to Alexa, activate routines)
then tell Alexa to ask for future task performance.
Here's an example:
You: Computer, prepare my workstation.
Alexa: OK, Boss, Prepare your workstation now. Do you want to turn on PC2 as well?
You: No or Yes
We will be writing a complete guide for this one, don't worry.
We all love the "Couple's Goal" on Instagram and YouTube. When you start a family, you must give them the best comfortable home. Make your smart home adapt to your family, pets, and parents. Here are a few examples of what you can do to upgrade your family home lifestyle.
Open things. If the refrigerator is open more than X time, get an alert by notification with LIFX. Blink lights will visualize that. Family is one of the cases in that your kids left the door open. If there is a cabinet that should not be open, like a medicine cabinet. (Although you can install a smart lock. It can be unlocked if you or your partner is in the house. And can be opened with NFC)
A good thing to know
Who is where? If the kids are back from school. You'd get a notification if they left the house. It's the same thing with your other half. Has the dog run away and left the house? You'll get the information.
An intelligent doorbell like RING is one of the best things you can buy. You can talk and see who is wandering around your house. Or talk and see who is at your doorstep. Therefore, you can combo a smart lock that automatically opens or closes the door. For a mailman, parents, friends, and your neighbors.
9. Smart car
Cars. The other right hand of men. An integral part of men's lives. But now you can make almost any vehicle a Smart car! The two main things that you need to get started are Amazon echo and AUTO. You can connect and combine these two to work together, connect it to your Smartthings and IFTTT. Therefore, you can talk to your Echo without getting your hands off the wheel. To do tasks and manage your smart home with your voice. Your Awesome bachelor pad will be ready when you enter your home area with your car. Everything that connects to the car you will have control over with AUTO. We will release the complete guide on how to turn your vehicle into an intelligent car.
10. Last thing
In other words, - Because you are constantly looking to move forward along with current and future technology! You always want to upgrade yourself and be the head of technology. What drives us to perfection, creativity, and an enhanced mind of goals. The future, like cryptocurrency, has come into our world and changed the game rules. If we go back a few years, the intelligent home always was a sci-fi future expensive thing. But these days are here and exist. They are cheap and give answers to so many needs. Have a blast with your Masculine Smart Home.