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What is required for a smart home?

Did you know that with the right equipment, any home can be turned into a smart home? Home automation technology provides homeowners with the ability to remotely control various appliances and utilities in their home. Smart homes are known to help conserve energy, minimize costs, and provide security, comfort, and ultimate convenience. But what is required for a smart home?

Internet connectivity

It's important to consider a few variables when it comes to ensuring the right Internet connection to support a smart home. First, you will need to have enough bandwidth for your connected devices. You will also want to ensure you have secured your connection to protect your devices and personal information on your network. Lastly, you will need to ensure each device is properly set up and connects well. A proper Wi-Fi connection will also be needed.

Devices

Here is where smart homeowners can really design which features they want their home automation to control. Just about every home appliance, utility, and device can be controlled by a smart home hub. Be sure to invest in appliances and devices that are compatible with smart home automation including refrigerators, lights, door locks, vacuum, television, thermostat, speakers, security cameras, doorbell, and much more. 

Hub display and speakers

A properly configured smart home hub will ensure all of your devices are connected and working together so that you can make the most of your smart home’s features, whether you are controlling them from your living room or from the other side of the world. Although most smart home configurations can be controlled via various phone applications, it’s a good idea to set up displays and speakers in multiple spots in your home to access controls as well. 

Not sure how to turn your home into a smart home? Geeks on Site is a team of highly trained, experienced, and professional tech experts who can help you plan, set up, and maintain every aspect of your smart home. We can offer creative solutions for your home configuration and show you how to make the most of it. Call us today to find out more.