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Things to do on a Sunday: “Smart”en up that Home!

Everything is making the move towards technology now, even your home! Traditional thermostats, boring light switches and regular heat controls are a thing of the past. Controlling your home with only your mobile phone is now very much a reality, and this "smart" technology is well on its way to being a significant selling point when it comes to putting your home on the market. So, here's what we're doing this Sunday: "smart"ening up the home!


Everything is making the move towards technology now, even your home! Traditional thermostats, boring light switches and regular heat controls are a thing of the past. Controlling your home with only your mobile phone is now very much a reality, and this “smart” technology is well on its way to being a significant selling point when it comes to putting your home on the market. So, here’s what we’re doing this Sunday: “smart”ening up the home!

What is a smart home?

You’ve heard of smart phones: the things that can do pretty much everything with a swipe of the finger, and then some? Well, picture that within your home. There has been an abundance of technology released of late (and there will be more coming in the near future) which aims to make your home as “smart” as possible. That is, giving you the ability to control various features with your smartphone. For some, this may seem a little superfluous, but for others, it’s something which will provide a massive benefit for them and is something they’ll be looking for when searching for a new house – better to take advantage of the trend relatively early on and take advantage of the tech-lovers!

How can I make my home a “smart home”?

It’s probably a lot easier than you think, and cheaper, too! For the most part, smartening up your home is about making things automated; and thus, simpler for you. There’s a wide range of technology available from a huge number of providers (Hive and Apple,for a couple of big names) that allow themselves to be controlled via and application on your mobile phone. Making your home a smart phone is really as simple as an installation, which for some things you’ll be able to sort yourself, but for others the providers will have to give you a hand, and installing the application on your phone to get started.

The types of things that can be controlled purely by your mobile phone is pretty impressive, when you think about it. From the lighting, to your security system, shutters on your windows, even your heating (and by extension, your air conditioning), amongst a huge range of others.

If for no other reason than the sheer convenience of it all – and having your home pre-warmed for you when you get in after a cold commute home in the winter months – making your home a little smarter is worth it.

We’ve spoken a little more about the smart home and the technology which makes it compatible in another post. Check that out here.

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Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.