What is included in a Smart Home? Everything you need to know to get connected.
What makes up a smart home? Components may include a remote control thermostat, smart lighting, video doorbells, remote interactive locks and garage door openers, as well as wireless indoor and outdoor cameras for video surveillance. You can have all of these smart home products installed at once, or do it one device at a time. Whatever you do, you will soon find out that a connected home helps make your life easier, safer, and even more economical.
Connected, protected and convenient
A smart home’s hub is a communication network that connects the different devices and appliances in your home, allowing them to be accessed, remote controlled and monitored from your home’s central panel or from your smartphone. You can control security access, lighting, temperature, locks and more from wherever you are. Before the advent of smartphones and smart homes, we never imagined the incredible capabilities and convenience of on-the-go connectivity.
Is a smart home worth it?
A small studio apartment, a traditional 2-3 storey home, an industrial loft and a sprawling mansion can all be smart homes, enjoying connected technology that can be used and enhanced for comfort, convenience and security. If you’ve ever turned around and gone back to check if you’ve locked a door, left a light on, or turned your heating down, you will appreciate smart home living.
Maximizing your home security system
Smart home notifications when a door is left open or your alarm system is disarmed, an alert of an intruder on your property… these are just some of the ways that a connected smart home can help you stay better protected.
Home control from your smartphone
Set certain smart lights to come on and go off at certain hour to ensure your home looks lived in, even while you’re away. Enjoy temperature control with a smart thermostat that lets you set schedules or override them in case you’re out and the weather changes.
The smart doorbell that does more, whether you’re home or not
When the doorbell rings, now there’s no need to wonder who’s there. With a Wi-Fi doorbell camera, you can see and respond to a friend, a delivery or a stranger at your door from wherever you are. Waiting for a package at home, but you’re at work? Unlock your door with your smart door lock, let the delivery person in, view live video of the delivery and lock the door when the delivery person leaves. It’s that smart… and simple! The world is buzzing now with the excitement of smart home technology. While that voice assistant may not be able to do your laundry (yet!), smart homes are gaining in popularity year after year. In fact, it has been noted that the estimated percentage of Canadian households with a smart home product is at 24.4% for 2020, and expected to hit 43.4% by 2024.  Compare that to as recently as 2015, when only 1 in 6 Canadians had invested in home automation. 
Connecting it all – taking your smart home to the next level with automation
Home automation used to be complex, requiring networking and software skills. But today, with the help of a reputable smart home security system, you can automate your home for a custom fit. Yes, open the door with your remote lock, but create an automation that makes a series of lights come on when the door is unlocked. Or, as a security measure, have a light come on when someone is outside your door, thanks to a smart motion sensor. Automations also help ensure you can receive a video clip of your children arriving safely home from school and ensure that your front door is locked and the system is on once they are inside. What could be safer or a more perfect fit for our busy lives?
Wondering how to make your home a smart home? TELUS SmartHome Security has quick and affordable solutions. Call 855.958.8181 today to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable smart home experts.
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