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What is a Smart Home?

Really, whatever home system you can imagine automating, a smart home can control it. These systems and devices can be built into your home during its initial construction, or depending on the type of smart devices, added later. Many are controlled with remotes while some use voice control, phone apps, switches, or artificial intelligence.

The level of automation and type of control vary from home to home and from one owner’s preference to another. Some people prefer to just have the lighting automated while others want to have full home automation controls like remote security systems and door locks. It really comes down to your level of comfort and what you can imagine.

Depending on the level of automation though, some of these systems can be installed after a home is build, while others require running data cables through walls to various automation devices. This is where contacting a smart home contractor such as Green Home Installations is so important. We can help guide you before you start your project so you can prevent having to do additional work later. We have found that this helps save our customer both time and money.

If you have been considering doing a new smart build, or retrofitting your current residence with smart home technology, we encourage you to reach out to the Green Home Installations. We have the manpower and expertise to help you build your next smart home.

What is a Smart Home?

A smart home is a residence that is equipped with devices that automate everyday tasks in your home. These smart systems take tasks that you would normally do, and they automate them for you. The term "smart home" can also refer to a home that is designed and built using sustainable or energy-efficient materials and construction methods. While smart homes are often associated with high-tech gadgetry, the term can be used to describe any type of dwelling that uses technology to make life easier or more efficient.

Do you want to save energy with your heating and cooling system in your house? There are Smart blinds that automatically close when you aren’t home and smart thermostats that sense when your house is empty. Both systems automatically adjust for energy savings in your home.

 Are you on vacation, and you want the house lights to adjust so appears someone is staying there, there are whole house automated lighting systems that do this. Would you like to control music and lighting throughout your home with just the sound of your voice, there are systems for that too.

Type of Smart Devices You Can Install in Your Home

Smart Energy Saving Devices

Smart home energy savings devices can help you save money on your energy bills. Smart thermostats, for example, can learn your heating and cooling preferences over time, and can automatically adjust temperature settings to minimize energy usage. Motion sensor light bulbs can reduce energy consumption by only lighting up when they detect movement in a room. Smart blinds can detect when you leave for work and can close to lock the heat in your home to reduce HVAC energy consumptions. By choosing smart energy devices you can reduce your monthly utility bill, reduce your carbon footprint, and automate the climate control of home. To get started selecting devices, we have put together the list below:

Smart Home Appliances

Smart appliances can be a great time-saving addition to your home. By automatically adjusting settings based on your needs, these appliances can help you to save time on normal tasks. For example, you can program your coffee maker to start brewing at a certain time or your smart oven can turn on so your oven is preheated for when you get home from work. Additionally, smart refrigerators can keep track of your food inventory and automatically order new items when you're running low. While smart appliances may come with a higher initial price tag, they can ultimately save you time in your hectic life. So if you're looking for ways to streamline your household tasks, investing in some smart appliances may be the way to go. Here is a list of smart home appliances for you to consider:

  • Refrigerator
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Coffee Machine
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
Smart Home Device Connection

As the smart home industry continues to grow, more and more devices are becoming available to make your life easier and more efficient. But with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which devices are right for you. To help you make the best choices for your smart home, here is an overview of some of the most popular types of smart devices to choose from:

Smart Security Devices

Smart home security devices are becoming increasingly popular as homeowners look for ways to protect their property. Cameras, door sensors, and smart locks can all be controlled remotely, letting you monitor activity at your home and respond quickly to any security breaches. In addition to providing peace of mind, smart home security devices can also deter burglars and help you solve crimes if your home is broken into. Doorbell cameras, for example, can capture images of intruders and provide vital evidence to the police. Motion sensors can be used to trigger lights or alarms, giving burglars pause and making it more likely that they'll be caught. By investing in smart home security, you're taking an important step towards protecting your property and keeping your family safe. Here is a list of common smart home security devices you should consider for your next build:

  • Smart Door Locks
  • Smart Security Cameras
  • Smart Motion Detectors
  • Smart Smoke Detectors
  • Smart Carbon Monoxide Detectors


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