It’s happened to everyone at some point or another. You leave the home, pull out of the driveway, get halfway to work and suddenly realize you’ve left the lights on, the garage door open, or the heater on full blast. There’s not much you can do when you’re away from home. That is, unless you have a “smart home,” a home from the future.
Saving money in your home has never been easier or more convenient! Learn more about smart home technology and why you should call electricians to connect your home in today’s guide. Call our team to learn more!
How It Works
Despite what science fiction movies and television shows of the past might have you think, the smart home of today does not involve robots or jetpack storage. What makes them smart is that you have the ability to connect to parts of your home no matter where you are, lounging on the couch or vacationing hundreds of miles away.
Typically, a smart home “hub” is needed to connect to various appliances or outlets throughout the home. Then, you need compatible appliances and light bulbs you can hook up with the system. Finally, you’ll need to install an application on your smartphone. After this is all done, you can control lights, doors, and more from a central app.
What You Can Connect
The types of systems you can connect to your smart home will vary depending on the brand you use and the products you install. Some homes are only connected in one way, such as with security cameras or thermostats alone. However, you may be able to control all of these systems from your smartphone.
- Garage door – In case you leave it open by accident or want to let someone in.
- Lights – So you can check to see if they’ve been left on, or so you can dim them while watching a movie.
- Thermostat – Check the temperature in the home to be sure it’s not set too high when no one is there. You can even track your usage over time and set more efficient schedules for maximum energy savings.
- Security cameras – Check cameras inside or outside of the home to see who’s at your door or in your home.
- Lock pads – Lock and unlock the door to your home with a numeric pad you can access remotely. This way, you can see when someone attempts to enter your home, and know who’s entering based on personalized codes for each household member or house sitter.
Call an Electrician
We cannot stress enough how important it is that you have an electrician handle most parts of the smart home installation and setup processes. Thermostats, security systems, and even smart doorbells must be wired into the home. Any time this happens, you want a professional, licensed electrician to ensure the job is done properly and, most importantly, safely.
Contact a licensed electrician in Warren, NJ by calling the team at Pezz Electrical Services LLC. We install compatible products for systems like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomePod.