As home-enhancing technology becomes more readily available and cheaper to purchase for the average owner, there are plenty of ways to incorporate devices to make your life easier and more efficient. Let’s look at some ways to bring these technological game-changers into your home with 4 smart home gadgets you’ll want to add to your Santa Cruz home:
The days of the traditional security system controlled and actively monitored by a company have dwindled as DIY security suites have entered the scene to shake things up substantially.
You can now buy and install everything you need to keep your home secure with a bit of financial investment and very little fuss. Outdoor motion-activated floodlights and cameras are considered the baseline for any home security system these days, and with some models, you can monitor them yourself from a phone, computer, or tablet. Video doorbells and smart locks also increase your home’s security and provide you with greater peace of mind.
Each of these smart home gadgets can be installed and maintained by yourself for an upfront cost, but there is still the option of going with a subscription-based plan with a home security company. No matter which route you decide to take with your home security system, be sure to monitor how the equipment runs over time so you don’t find yourself with a bunch of useless equipment if you decide to cancel your subscription.
As far as multi-function smart home gadgets are concerned, a smart display can’t really be beaten.
Most often it is used as a way of tying together the other smart devices in your home, as a sort of command center. It can be used to bring up your security camera feeds, play music or videos for entertainment, or even adjust the lighting in a particular room if you’re using the correct lamps or smart plugs. The capabilities it can provide to you are often only limited by the other smart devices and systems already established in your home.
If you find yourself trying to find a place to keep tabs on multiple smart devices to bring them together as one ecosystem, we highly recommend a smart display.
One of the earlier smart devices that quickly took off, smart thermostats have been around for a while and are now quite commonplace.
Base models allow for adjustments to be made through a phone, computer, or tablet, but newer models will take a period of time to learn your habits and then automate those settings across the coming days. Before purchasing a smart thermostat, take the time to look at the wiring of your current thermostat to better understand if a certain smart thermostat model will be compatible with the wiring setup.
If you buy a smart thermostat model that can be installed without changing any of your electrical setups, you’ll be pleased with the increased ease of use and comfort provided by a smart thermostat.
It should come as no surprise that the kitchen is being overtaken by smart appliances and devices as well.
From blenders and coffee makers that can time preparing things perfectly for when you need them to a smart stove that can be controlled through your phone, smart devices can make every aspect of life easier when understood and used appropriately. With some smart cooking appliances, you’ll find integrated recipe books with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare exquisite dishes with a little help from your new electronic friend.
Guidance When Adding Smart Home Gadgets to Your Santa Cruz Home
If you’re looking to add some smart home gadgets to your Santa Cruz home and want a professional opinion, contact us today at 831-588-2334!