Smart home – it’s easier than you think!

A “smart home” is a slogan that can raise initial concerns – especially for those who don’t have much in common with electronics or the latest technologies.

A “smart home” is a slogan that can raise initial concerns – especially for those who don’t have much in common with electronics or the latest technologies. On the one hand, the vision of a house or apartment that intelligently responds to our needs is appealing. On the other hand, it sounds too complicated and expensive.

In this article, we will try to dispel your doubts about home automation: we will tell you what a smart home actually is and what devices it can consist of. We will also refute some myths about smart home systems. After reading this text, it will be easier for you to decide whether to turn your home into a smart home.

Smart home – what is it?

Smart homes may be associated with ultra-modern robots and science-fiction movies, but the reality is much less complicated. It’s really just a system of devices connected to each other that perform various functions in your home. A characteristic feature of a smart home is the element of communication between devices. Thanks to the fact that they form an integrated system, they can rely on each other and as a result make smarter decisions. Smart home systems are also known as home automation, because devices integrated with each other are able to automatically take action – of course, in accordance with what you choose in advance.

Try to imagine this situation: you decide to put a water leak detector, the Flood Sensor, in the bathroom. Such a device in itself is able to trigger an alarm when it detects flooding. But what if nobody is home? The solenoid valve, Flood Sensor Valve, comes in handy. It will shut off the water supply itself after receiving information from the Flood Sensor. The situation is controlled thanks to efficient communication between elements of your smart home. What’s more, you are also up to date with what is happening at home, because you receive notifications on your mobile phone and you can remotely control the operation of the devices. A smart home system can make your life a lot easier.

It is also worth mentioning that the scale of such a system depends largely on your needs. You can decide to improve a specific aspect of your home’s operation, for example installing smart thermostats. Another option would be to build a system that will take care of your home on various levels – from burglary protection to temperature or water control. It’s important to think about your most important needs and start creating a smart home around them.

What advantages does an intelligent home have?

The specific benefits of home automation depend, of course, on what devices you use. However there are also advantages that you’ll notice regardless of the nature and size of your smart home system.

Smart home systems help to ensure the safety of you and your family. You can create a system designed to scare off potential burglars by equipping your home with motion sensors and cameras. An intelligent home will also protect you against hazards related to breakdowns: devices such as Flood Sensors or those that protect the heating installation against freezing will support you.

Yet another benefit of using intelligent home systems are the cost savings. Smart home devices ensure efficient use of heat, electricity and water, which in a result means lower bills. With automatic helpers, it is easier to get used to economical habits – for example, lowering the temperature in the house when nobody is indoors. A smart home is also an opportunity to avoid the high costs of home repairs.

There is no exaggeration in saying that installing smart home devices can take the comfort of everyday life to a new level. Controlling the system from your phone anywhere in the world and at any time is a convenience that you and other household members will appreciate.

The great advantage of some smart home systems is simplicity. The best manufacturers ensure that their systems are easy to configure and intuitive to use. Some devices require the help of a professional installer, but many elements of a modern home, such as intelligent radiator heads, Radiator Controllers, you can mount and run by yourself.

Once you know the benefits of a smart home, it’s time to take a closer look at the process of creating a smart home that is made to measure.

Do you have to plan an intelligent building at the stage of designing your home?

One of the common myths about home automation systems is thinking that this is only for people who are just building their own new home.

Of course, designing your dream home is a great opportunity to equip it with smart devices, but this is not the only time you can introduce such a system into your home. Home automation can also be installed in already finished apartments and houses. It also works well in places that you rent, because the wireless devices can be easily moved from place to place.

Is it difficult to turn your home into a smart home?

Some people think that the metamorphosis of the home towards a smart home requires renovation or interference with existing installations. Meanwhile, there are wireless home automation systems on the market that you can install in your home without wires, cables or drilling holes in walls.

We have already mentioned that some elements of a smart home will require the support of an experienced installer – this applies to devices such as a controller connected to a furnace, boiler or electric sockets. However, this is a one-time help – everyday use of the smart home system should not cause you any problems.

A smart home – is it worth the time?

You already know that smart home systems can significantly increase the comfort of your life and give you control over various aspects of your home. It is important, however, that controlling devices and managing your smart home does not have to take much of your time.

For many devices, the system management application has the option to create schedules. Thanks to it, you can establish from time to time rules adapted to the rhythm of the day of the household: if you spend most of the day away from home, you can slightly lower the temperature of the radiators during these hours. Plan to increase the heating level on your return home – you will be welcomed by pleasant warmth. Managing your smart home using schedules means that devices will not require your attention every day.

What if something happens that you should know about? You do not have to personally control the devices installed in your home. When the system detects a potential threat or an already existing failure (flooding or fire), you will find out immediately thanks to alarms or mobile notifications. Nothing important will escape your attention.

What does an intelligent home consist of?

The heart of home automation systems is often the central unit. This control panel or hub can communicate with all devices by means of radio waves. The centralized smart home system makes adding more devices easier because you only need to integrate them with the control panel and not with all system elements.

Other devices included in the smart home depend primarily on your preferences. Among the most popular elements are those responsible for:

  • home heating management,
  • lighting control in the house and outside,
  • water inflow management,
  • gate and blinds control,
  • protecting your home against burglary, flooding or fire.

Smart home with Auraton Smart

Auraton Smart is a wireless system of intelligent devices that will help you turn your home into a real smart home. You can compose your own package of devices, use one of the sets prepared for convenient temperature control in all rooms, or to protect key places in the house against water damage.

All intelligent devices available in the Auraton Smart offer have been designed with families in mind: their installation is simple and can be conveniently controlled via a mobile phone. At the same time, the elements of the system are well protected against the curiosity of children , so they are ideal for homes where even the most adventurous little explorers live. See how your life can become easier with your own smart home – learn more about our offer.