Smart Home

We live in a world of self-driving cars and miracle medical cures – welcome to the future. With so many technological advancements rolling out on an almost daily basis, it’s easy to get left behind. If you would like to keep moving with the times, then smart home living is your best bet. This means upgrading your lifestyle as better systems are released, and staying up to date with the latest news and trends in science and technology. While it may be impossible to implement or purchase every new piece of tech, you can begin by modernising your home.

Get Rid of Your VCR

The world has long moved on from the days of videotapes. If you have yet to make the change from that old VCR or DVD player, then now is the best time to create a new entertainment hub. An entertainment theatre system is not only the best way to enjoy your music, movies, and shows of choice, but you can do it right from the comfort of your couch. Invest in a quality screen and some great surround sound to enjoy an interactive audio-visual experience.

Update Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Fans, air conditioners, and heaters all take up a lot of energy. More energy usage means you spend more money and negatively impact the environment too. Smart home living means coming up with solutions such as automated heating and cooling, and even window dressings like blinds that will help to regulate the temperature within your home better. New models of heaters and air conditioners may also consume less energy, so do a little research.

Better Lighting

Something else that may drive those electricity bills up is the lighting within your house. Longer-lasting fluorescent and LED lights are not as heavy on energy usage and work just as efficiently. Look for systems which allow you to control your house’s entire lighting system from one application, as this is also likely to save energy.

Improve Your Security Features

Most South Africans seek to improve the security in and outside their residences. Smart technology simplifies such systems by allowing homeowners total control and access to their gates, alarms, and surveillance. You can also find keyless or fingerprint-activated locks, facial recognition devices, and camera-monitored doorbells.

Smart Home Automation

As the ultimate in modern living, smart home automation allows one to integrate the above systems into one, easy interface. Through your device of choice, such as a phone or tablet, you can remotely control and access your entertainment system, room temperature, lighting systems, and security. Automating these networks means that even without controlling them, your household runs on a predetermined routine, which frees your time up for what is really important. Smart automation is not only intuitive, but it streamlines our day-to-day living.

If you are seeking a home automation expert to help you seamlessly integrate each system within your household, then why not have a look at some of the incredible features of Control4’s technology? For more information on smart home solutions, feel free to contact us online or drop us an email.