A “smart home” is a residence equipped with a number of smart devices that automate tasks normally handled by humans. Some are built into the structure itself and some added later, and homeowners can operate them with voice assistant speaker.
In the past, smart homes were considered to be part of a luxurious life style but today they have become an important part of our lives. In this article, we are going to share some of the basic reasons that why you should turn your home into a smart home.
Why should you need a smart home?
#1 Safety and Security
Malaysia crime rate was keep increasing in these past few years. Thus safety and security of the home is the main concern of the most Malaysia people. Smart homes will allow you to make your home secure. Besides that, it also allow you to monitor the house security very easily through your smart phones.
Many popular smart home devices such as wireless cameras, alarm systems, motion sensors, Wi-Fi enabled door locks and video doorbells can instantly heighten the security of your home. They also provide a visible and easy-to-access security blanket over your space.
#2 Save Engery (and Money)
Reducing your utility bills is not a dream when you converting your home into a smart home. To save your money from utility bills, reducing energy consumption or avoid wasting energy is the main key.
From the figure below, you can see that our Malaysia household electricity consumption per capita keep increasing.
We can save engery with smart home devices by customize automated scenes for your home.
With the combination of motion sensor and smart switchs/ bulbs, we can automate the bathroom light on and off. Turn the light on when someone go into the bathroom and off the light in few minutes when no motion detected. A lot of people forget to turn off the light after using the bathroom. With the help of smart home devices, we save the energy without our awareness.
When you are rush for your work in the morning and forget to turn off air conditioner or TV, there have two ways to switch them off. The first way is just use your mobile phone app to turn off the air conditioner or TV with a single click with the help of universal IR controller. The second way is setting up a routine for leaving home scene. Once you are not detected in the house, it will turn off the household appliances automatically.
Furthermore, Wifi smart plugs that able to monitor energy consumption can help you to aware of household appliances energy usage.
When you talk about smart home, you would have to know that how convenience it brings to us. What do you think if a robot vacuum cleaner can handle the regular household tasks for you and you just sit on the sofa comfortably and watching Netflix.
Other than that, with the help of voice assistant speaker such as Google Home Mini, Amazon Echo Dot or Tmall Genie C1, you can just use your voice command to control numerous gadgets or appliance easily.
When you think about energy efficiency, safety, and utility cost, there’s really no comparing a standard home to a smart home that is loaded with smart technology and appliances.
Sure, many of the devices come with price tags that might make you think twice. However, before each purchase, you should do the math and ask yourself whether or not it is a good investment. Don’t only think about your monthly bills, but also for the long-term value of your home.
And many of us think that have to purchase all the smart home devices together in order to setup a smart home. Not really, actually you can purchase the one you need the most first. After installed and tested, then only add on one by one. Just bear in mind, if you want to use one mobile app to control all smart home devices, you have to choose the brands properly. This is because all of the brands come with their own mobile app. By the way, there are few ways to overcome this issues and we will discuss in this article.