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What Is a Smart Home?

Technology – We are way past the days of the Clapper. Simply put, a smart home is one that includes some gadget, system or appliance that is connected either to the Internet and/or to your smartphone. You can typically control and interact with these devices using an app. technology, Contact us for more information

One way to build out a smart home is to buy lots of components—sensors, smart bulbs, security cameras, speakers, and whatnot—and connect them all to an app or a hub that helps them communicate with each other and with you, via your smartphone. 

And if you make sure those smart home products are compatible with each other, you’ll build a solid foundation that you can expand over time. The key is knowing which smart home products don’t depend on a smart home hub to operate. While hubs offer advantages—the most important of which is having a single user interface to control everything—they’re not always essential. One thing you must have, however, is a good wireless router—ideally one that can reach all corners of your home.

 

  • Doors – Monitor doors and locks
  • Windows – Monitor openings
  • Temperature – HVAC control
  • Leak and water sensors
  • Smoke and CO detectors
  • Environmental – Freeze and moisture
  • Perimeter Sensors
  • Security and wireless cameras
  • Air Ducts – Open and Close
  • Pool Equipment
  • Sprinkler System Controller
  • Hose and Exterior Watering
  • Summer Patio Mist Systems and Drip Irrigation 
  • Lighting
  • Plugs / Receptacles
  • Open and Close Devices
  • Garage Doors
  • Smart Home Hubs

 

Smart home products and services come in all shapes and sizes. Have a security system that taps into your Internet connection for monitoring? You have a smart home. Do you have LED light bulbs that you can dim or turn on using your smartphone? Guess what, you have a smart home. Do you own a webcam installed that monitors your windows or front door, or perhaps the baby’s room? You, my friend, have a smart home. Even if you only have a wireless router connected to the Internet with a laptop or a tablet or two connected via Wi-Fi — you have the foundations of a smart, connected home.  In the coming years, you will likely make your home even smarter. Gartner, a leading tech analyst firm, predicts that a typical abode (in a “mature affluent market”) could have more than 500 smart home devices by 2022.  Still, the automated home is the exception and not the norm. Acuity Group’s 2014 study of the Internet of Things adoption (of which smart home tech is a subset) found that smart technology was in about 4 percent of all U.S. homes. What’s the biggest barrier to adoption the study discovered? Unfamiliarity with the concepts of the Internet of Things and smart tech. technology, Follow this link for more information on Security Systems

Security & Surveillance – Looking for the best security camera system? You’ve come to the right place. Plano Texas Handyman has spent hundreds of hours researching just to find out the answer for you at an affordable price. Providing security to your property, whether it is home or office is an important portfolio and, as a result, people always put their best effort to fit the best security system to solve their surveillance issues.  Call Ted at 214-507-3415 to talk about the options available for your home.  Follow this link for more information on Security Systems