DIY Your Way to a Smart Home

Published on January 29, 2019 by Seven Gables • In Innovations

Save Money & Increase Safety by Transitioning to a Smart Home.

The next big step in digital innovation is in your home. A Smart Home is a home equipped with technology to remotely control and automate household systems. It is one of the most significant new trends in digital innovation and it’s easier to do than you might think. Here are 3 of the most common DIY ideas:

  • Energy Efficient Lighting: Save energy and cut utility costs by installing Philips Smart Lighting. It’s easy to install and comes in a range of customizable colors. Use your Smartwatch, Smartphone or Virtual Assistant to control it. It is estimated that Philips smart lighting has saved U.S. homeowners 266,639 kWh in the past year alone—or $37,463.

  • Temperature Control: The Nest Learning Thermostat is considered one of the most effective Smart thermostats. It learns your heating and cooling habits, then automatically adjusts. Control it through your Smartwatch, Smartphone, as well as Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant. The company claims that users can save up to 12% on heating and 15% on cooling.

  • Security System: The Ring Alarm connects right to an app on your Smartphone or Smartwatch so you always know what’s happening at home. The Ring security kit comes with everything you need to easily set it up yourself, no tools or professionals needed.

Convenience is a major perk of having a Smart Home. Most smart gadgets are compatible with each other making it easy to add new devices or try new software.