How to make your home smart
Creating your ideal smart home or condo is easier than you think. Once set up, you’ll be amazed at what innovative technology can do. Don’t worry – you got this.
VOICE-ENABLED ASSISTANTS & SMART HUBS
Voice-enabled assistants are a great way to start building your smart home. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and other voice assistants can answer questions, keep you up to date on breaking news, check the weather, traffic, and even play your favourite songs.
With voice assistants, you can control and trigger multiple smart devices with the sound of your voice all through one central point of contact. Imagine turning off the lights, locking the front door, and setting your alarm all from your smartphone – Innovation simplified.
Smart hubs like the Philips Hue Bridge control your entire home through one compatible system via your smartphone and voice assistants, turning your home into a connected home.
Smart thermostats help you control your home’s temperature from anywhere. They can be programmed to specific rooms using sensors and adjusted based on the season, your preferences, or your behavioural patterns. Some smart thermostats even have built-in voice control and speakers that respond to your voice commands. Smart thermostats can also save you up to 23% on your monthly energy bill, providing you more than just comfort.
SMART PLUGS & POWER BARS
Turn almost any electric device into a smart one using a variety of smart plugs and power bars. Plugin your lights, coffee maker, fans and other household appliances into a smart plug or power bar to voice control your home, making it easier to turn your entire house on or off using a mobile app.
SMART AIR CONDITIONERS
Feeling hot but don’t want to leave your bed in the middle of the night? Smart portable and window air conditioners allow you to control your home’s temperature from the convenience of your smartphone. Using a compatible smart system on your phone or a few quick voice commands, you can quickly turn your air conditioner on or off, change the temperature, and more! These A/Cs are easy to install and even easier to use.
SMART GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
Not sure if you remembered to close your garage? With a Wi-Fi-enabled smart garage door opener, you can check using an app, ask a voice assistant, or even schedule a daily close time for the end of the day so you’ll never forget to close your garage again. Like a standard garage door, these devices come with remotes and keypads making it easier to open and close your garage at your convenience.
SMART LIGHT BULBS
Smart light bulbs can connect wirelessly with phone apps and pair with your voice assistant giving you control over your lights from anywhere. Quickly and easily dim or change the colour of your lighting to match the mood of your room. Forgot to turn off the lamp before going to bed? Don’t worry – you can turn off your lights with a quick voice command or tap on your phone.
SMART DIMMERS & SWITCHES
Smart dimmers and switches can help you schedule, control, or adjust your standard LED, incandescent and halogen lights using an app or voice assistant. Save energy by scheduling when to turn your lights on or off throughout the day right from your phone. Dim the lights for different activities like watching a movie or reading a book. Set the mood for any occasion.
SMART SECURITY CAMERAS
Outdoor Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras allow you to see who’s on your property and discourage unwanted guests from coming in the first place. Use night vision, shine a floodlight, or communicate in real-time with an outdoor smart security camera.
Give yourself more peace of mind with indoor smart security cameras, especially when you’re away. With 24/7 streaming, you can monitor your children and pets, enjoy two-way communication, and create custom notifications.