8 Things Every Smart Home Should Have

8 Things Every Smart Home Should Have

The following contribution is from another author.

As technology advances, more and more homeowners are looking into making their homes “smart.” A smart home is a residence that uses internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems.

So, what exactly should a smart home have? Here are eight things every smart home should have:

1. Smart thermostat

A smart thermostat is a temperature control device that can be controlled remotely via a smartphone or other internet-connected device. This allows you to adjust your home’s temperature even when you’re not there, saving you money on your energy bill.

2. Smart security system

A smart security system is an important part of any smart home. It can include features like door and window sensors, motion detectors, and cameras that can be monitored and controlled remotely. This can give you peace of mind knowing that your home is safe and secure even when you’re not there. If you work from home, you may also wish to consider the security measures that you put in place to combat Cyber Security Threats, in addition to keeping your workspace as physically secure as possible, potentially with the help of things like smart locks on your doors and cabinets.

3. Smart lighting

Smart lighting is another great way to save money and energy in your home. You can use smart bulbs that can be controlled remotely to turn lights on or off, dim them, or change their color. This can help you create the perfect ambiance in your home, whether you’re entertaining guests or just relaxing after a long day.

4. Smart appliances

Many of the appliances in your home can now be controlled via the internet. This includes things like your oven, fridge, washing machine, and dryer. You can start or stop a cycle, set timers, and even receive notifications when your laundry is done.

5. Smart home entertainment

A smart home is not complete without a little entertainment. You can now stream movies, music, and TV shows directly to your TV using internet-connected devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. This allows you to enjoy your favorite content without ever having to leave your comfortable couch. Contact an Audio Video Company to set this up for you.

6. Smart energy management

Managing the energy consumption in your home is important for both saving money and being eco-friendly. You can now monitor your home’s energy usage with smart devices like the Nest Learning Thermostat or the Philips Hue Bridge. These devices allow you to see how much energy your home is using and make changes to reduce your consumption.

7. Smart home automation

Home automation is the future of the smart home. This can include things like automatic doors, windows, and lights. You can also program your home to perform certain tasks on a schedule, like turning off the lights at bedtime or opening the blinds in the morning.

8. Smart home hub

A smart home hub is a central device that allows you to control all of your smart home devices from one place. This can be a physical device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, or it can be an app on your smartphone. A smart home hub makes it easy to manage your entire smart home and keep track of all your devices.

In Conclusion

Making your home “smart” is a great way to save money, energy, and time. By adding just a few smart devices to your home, you can make your life easier and more efficient. So what are you waiting for? Start making your home smarter today!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).