There are many smart home solutions on the market, with various smart home systems, smart home management and smart home apps. Would you like to make your house a little smarter, but not so sure where to start and what does the “smart home” stands for? Do not despair- we’ll explain it to you.
Smart houses make everyday life easier, and the best part is that it’s easier than you think. Smart homes are not only practical, they are also more energy efficient and provide extra security in everyday life. It’s just the imagination that sets the limits for creating your smart home.Voice control, automated lights, remote temperature control, smart scenes, advance safety measures – it all sounds pretty complicated, right?
Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to get started, either by equipment or technical skills!
The first thing you should know about smart homes is that they need a “brain” to work, or a “hub” as it is also called. The whole house is paired with your Hub and you can control all the features through an app.
Two key things to start with are therefore a smart hub and a smartphone/remote control/ computer. In addition, there is also some equipment that needs to be connected in order to make smart home solutions work.
X-Brain is a home automation hub that communicates with all smart devices in your home or office and it’s compatible with Z-Wave, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices.
It comes with a built-in wireless router that covers each corner of premises and garden with a strong signal. It has a large capacity that allows it to connect and support a large number of devices and users.
Regardless of whether you start small or go big right away, you can always upgrade your smart home ecosystem with more compatible products and they will work seamlessly with the rest. Every step you take will give you greater freedom and more control.
Small steps, big changes
A smart home is a home where you only use the power when needed.
Every year, we waste mass electricity on unnecessary use of electronic equipment, lighting and heating. Which leads to higher electricity bills and increase CO 2 emissions in the atmosphere. If you want to cut electricity costs while being environmentally conscious, smart products are the way to go.
Living in a smart home means living in a place where the lights turn off when there is no one at home , the heaters make sure that the temperature is just right when you get home from work, without wasting energy on staying on all day and the devices automatically turn off when they cross a set power consumption limit.
If you are concerned about home security, learn more about how smart sensors, alarms, and locks can make security both easier and safer.
Life made simple
Smart technology means your products get better at doing what they are supposed to do: That light turns on when you are supposed to wake up, the music plays in the room you are in, not just where you were when you turned it on, freshly made coffee awaits for you in the kitchen, and it’s ideal temperature in the house…
A smart home makes life easier – and it’s not about flashy, hard to understand gadgets. Smart products work discreetly and seamlessly to make your life better, and it’s easier than ever to get a healthier, brighter and more efficient home to suit your needs
Smart home can monitor its own condition – thus improving the quality of life and comfort of those living in it. Take, for example, air quality, which is absolutely essential for us to feel good. If the air quality deteriorates while you are at home you will probably not notice the difference yourself, but a smart home can tell you something needs to be done.
The same goes for heating that automatically adjust the indoor temperature the way you like it. Want to have your bedroom warm in the morning and cool in the evening? Just say so. In addition, a smart home can also lower the temperature automatically when you are not at home, saving you the money and keeping your home “more green”.
What is smart security?
A complete home security system is no longer a futuristic concept from Hollywood movies. Smart products can give you the opportunity to keep an eye on everything that goes on in the house
Similar to other smart home products, smart security and surveillance can include products you may already have in your home. For example, a surveillance camera, door bell or smoke alarm. With the help of the x-Brain smart hub which works as a translator between other devices and as your connection with the entire smart home system, you can connected them to the home network and enable them to communicate with each other – and you, wherever you are.
Home security is more than protecting the home from external dangers – it is also about potential dangers from the inside. For example: If you are at work or vacation, a fire can occur without you knowing about it at all. Similar to other smart devices, smart smoke detectors will send you push notifications to the mobile if something happens. This allows you to contact the fire service if needed.
For some extra peace of mind
Smart security and surveillance, as mentioned, is more than protection against external hazards. You can add extra security to your home by connecting various sensors that detect, for example, water leakage or whether a door or window is open, to name a few examples.
Several manufacturers offer a varied assortment of security products, all of which speak the same language as the X-Brain.
A step forward
More than “lighting”
Smart lighting is very versatile. You can control the home lighting wherever you are, using only an app. The lights can be dimmed without installing dimmers, and some light bulbs also allow you to choose from a million different colors. Choose warmer hues for relaxing evenings, or cooler and stronger lights if you need to get the energy to start something.
Smart lighting can also be more energy-efficient than traditional light bulbs. Now lighting may not be the biggest culprit on the electricity bill, but everyone is going to go