Wondering how you can transform your ordinary home into a smart home? Sri Lanka and its urban landscape are evolving rapidly in light of global advances in tech.
Following on from this trend is a desire for improved and more sophisticated standards of living. As a result, for many homeowners in the country, the next step in elevating their daily standard of living is smart home automation.
But what are the elements involved in turning your standard home into a smart home? Obviously, you need to pick your smart devices and appliances, but what else is involved?
A Smart Home App
One of the main ways to control a smart home automation system is from your phone. To do this, you will need to install a smart home app.
There are different ones on the market depending on what smart home solutions you are using. However, for the purpose of this example, let’s talk about the one we offer our customers here at Shinrai.
Shinrai smart homes are controlled by our HomeMate app. Users find it convenient as it’s a one-stop shop when it comes to controlling their smart homes. The app links together all the smart appliances inside the home and allows users to command them from anywhere, anytime via the internet.
Choose Your Voice Assistant
A smart home app is great, but sometimes you just want hands-free control too.
To do this, connect your smart home gadgets and appliances to devices such as Amazon Echo or Google Nest (formerly Google Home). They come with voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant, respectively.
Via these, you can command your smart devices verbally, without having to swipe or click or use remote controls.
Choose the Right Smart Home Solutions Provider
While you can set up certain components smart home automation all by yourself, it’s easier and more effective to get professional help.
Why? Researching and shopping for individual smart home devices can be a real hassle. Especially when you have to be extra careful not just about product quality, but compatibility too.
Many smart home automation devices only work with a select few others. So if you aren’t careful, you could waste money on devices that don’t work well or even at all with one another.
Another reason why it’s best to get professional help is that you can access a wider range of smart home automation solutions.
For example, if all you’re looking for is to be able to turn some of your electrical appliances on and off remotely, you would just need to buy some smart plugs. But let’s say you want a well-integrated smart home system. One that communicates seamlessly with a family of smart home devices to give you sophisticated control over your home. This would be a lot harder and time consuming to do on your own with no prior experience.
Looking for smart home solutions in Sri Lanka? Get in touch with our team. Here at Shinrai, we provide comprehensive smart home automation solutions for requirements of various levels of complexity.
And if you simply need some standalone smart devices to get started with or to top off your existing systems, we can assist with that too.
Editorial Staff at Shinrai Smart Home are experts on smart home technologies.