How To Set Up Your Smart Home

Wouldn’t it be so magical to live in a smart home where you can unlock a smart door with your smartphone, have the lights turn on automatically as you walk in, and ask your virtual assistant to help you perform important tasks?

In the recent past, home automation used to be a complex endeavor that required complex networking, scripting, and DIY skills. But modern homes today are easy to set up with a few off-the-shelf products. In this article, we take a look at the smart home gadgets that can be controlled from your phone or even with a simple voice command! Let’s get started on your journey to a home sweet (smart) home!

5 ways to set up your smart home

It is very important to build the foundation of your smart home devices with notable products to control basic functions.

1. Invest in a virtual assistant

Smart virtual assistants

The first and most important aspect of setting up your home automation system is to choose a smart virtual assistant you want to use to control all your smart devices. This is the perfect place to begin, as smart speakers can allow you to control other smart devices with simple voice commands. That are several popular speakers available in the market like Alexa, Google, and Siri.

The smart speaker listens to your instructions on command and can also be set to operate many features. What’s more is that smart speakers can also organize personal and family schedules, edit and remind you of important events on your calendar, and so much more!

2. Set the mood with smart lighting

Smart Lights

Smart Lights are the most affordable smart home devices and quite easy to set up. You can easily fit your smart lightbulbs into your existing fitting. With your smartphone, you can then control the lights as and when it seems fit. Choose pink for a romantic evening, or disco lights on a sleepover with friends, or choose to make the house look naturally occupied when you’re away.

Furthermore, smart bulbs today consume less energy than regular light bulbs. This is why smart bulbs are more energy-efficient in the long run.

3. Vigilant security with a video doorbell and smart lock

Video door bell and Smart lock

If you want to increase the security around your home, consider smart locks and video doorbells. Smart locks also reduce the worry of carrying keys everywhere! You can easily lock and unlock smart doors with your phone.

The smart video doorbell allows you to see who is at your doorsteps and lets you talk to them in real-time, even if you are not at home. It also sends you alert notifications on your phone, and you can easily access video surveillance recordings.

4. Control temperature with a smart thermostat

Smart thermostats

Smart thermostats like Nest or Tado are easy to operate. You can set up a schedule for your home’s temperature according to your family’s needs. The smart thermostat can also tell you how much energy is being consumed and how much money it costs you so that you can keep an eye on the output of your home.

Furthermore, smart thermostats automatically detect when you are home. So if you forget to turn off the heating, your smart thermostat can take care of itself.

5. Manage all your smart devices with a Smart Home Hub

Now that you have got all the smart devices, you need a single device to manage all of them. A smart home hub is the perfect solution to control all smart devices with a single device. There are smart hubs that only give you options to connect smart devices, but it does not provide any automation or scheduling option like smart assistants. You can also find smart hubs which only provide smart home smart features so users don't need to use smart assistants.

It's a one-stop solution for all your smart devices. You don't need multiple applications or remotes to control your smart devices. Want to buy a smart home hub that fits your need, Read this article on tips to choose the right smart home hub for you.


6. Get top-notch Wi-Fi

Sif Pro+

The backbone of your smart home is your wireless connection. Therefore, you should ensure that you have high-performing Wi-Fi. No matter what smart home devices you use, they shouldn’t be affected by patchy Wi-Fi spots. And with more of us working from home, responsive broadband is a must.

A common solution to a faster Wi-Fi could be to invest in a booster or extender.  But when placed far away from the router may be disappointingly ineffective. Sif can help! Sif’s powerline technology focuses on extending your existing Wi-Fi network through dead areas which may be away from the router or have signals blocked off by walls, thereby boosting your Wi-Fi signals into those tricky areas.

The bottom line

Smart devices are meant to make your life easier. So, bring home Sif, a targeted Wi-Fi solution that can answer all your pain points and give you the best from your smart home. Furthermore, Sif also acts as a smart home hub. With Sif smart app, you can control all your smart devices connected to your Wi-Fi and for non-smart devices, you can use Sif Pro+(Smart Plug) to bring them online and much more - all at the touch of a button. Sif is best suited smart home solution where you need to improve the Wi-Fi in dead zone areas or outdoor spots.

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