As a consequence of the pandemic, people are spending more time at home with loved ones or a few trusted friends. And it’s apparent now more than ever, just how important it is to be able to have some fun at home! This is where smart home automation comes in.
Let’s look at a couple of ways that we can use smart home solutions to bring the entertainment home, rather than always having to head out in search of a good time.
- Upgrade your Home Cinema
We all like going to the movies. But let’s be honest, there are downsides to going to the cinema. For starters, it’s never going to feel quite as hygienic as your own home.
Secondly, there’s less privacy and freedom. If you like being able to chat during a movie or lie back as you watch it, those things are hard to do in a public cinema.
Thirdly, in this post-COVID climate, even when theatres are open, there’s always going to be some anxiety about health and safety.
So what’s the solution? A home cinema.
But not just any home cinema; one that leverages smart home automation to offer you an elevated movie-watching experience in the relative comfort and safety of your own abode.
It’ll be more than a dedicated TV room. Imagine a seamless integration of your projector screen or smart TV, sound system and lighting system. You’ll be able to dim your lights, adjust playback volume and control what’s playing on the screen with just a few taps on a touchpad or smartphone.
And if you’ve paired your smart home system with devices like Alexa, then you would also be able to manipulate your smart home cinema through voice commands.
Now that’s a truly convenient and customised home theatre experience.
- A Home Rooftop Bar
Another way to bring the party home is with a smart rooftop bar.
The great thing about a smart version of a rooftop bar is that you can be flexible with your space and layout.
For example, the permanent component of your indoor-outdoor rooftop bar might occupy a relatively small part of your rooftop. However, with a few taps on a touchpad or smartphone, you’d be able to roll out a temporary roof over the open portion of your rooftop to extend your bar space. When you’re done, your rooftop could go back to the way it was. This would allow you to change things up to suit the size of your event as well as to adapt to the weather conditions on the day.
Even if your rooftop bar is a fully enclosed one, it could also benefit from a smart roof. Imagine being able to impress your guests by opening up the roof to the starry night sky once you’re all seated. It would only take a simple voice command or tap on a smart device. Magic.
And of course, just like with the home theatre system, you’d be able to control your ambient lighting system, surround sound system and so on with just a few taps or voice commands as well.
With all these features at your fingertips, you’re going to be looking for more reasons to bring the party to you!
Editorial Staff at Shinrai Smart Home are experts on smart home technologies.