For most people who are constantly on the go, our lives revolve around our smartphones in a bid to help make our busy lives that little bit easier. So why not extend that help to your home?
A smart home helps to keep you connected to your home, even when you are far away from it. That is why Northwest Security has teamed up with Eco Trade Limited, and their partners Nest and Hue Lighting, to bring to you the latest in Smart Home Technology.
So what makes a Smart Home smart? Well, according to Smart Energy, ‘A smart home, or smart house, is a home that incorporates advanced automation systems to provide the inhabitants with sophisticated monitoring and control over the building’s functions.’, or, to put it simply, a smart home is ‘a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer’.
Just imagine leaving work late on a cold, stormy night in the middle of winter, knowing that you can have the heating on warming your home and the lights dimmed down low to create the perfect cozy atmosphere that would welcome you home, all at the tap of a button on your smartphone. Sounds like a dream? Well it can be your reality .
Hue Lighting are well known around the world for their amazing range of Smart Home lighting technology that allow you to create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion at the touch of a button or even the sound of your voice. The app allows you to set specific pre-recorded programs that mean you can set your lights on a timer. For example, if you’re hosting a dinner party, you can set the lights to dim and change the color at a specific moment to fit the mood and tone of the situation. And, your smart home doesn’t stop with the central heating and lighting, It only starts there. Your fire alarm, security alarm , CCTV camera system and even your doorbell can all be smart too and they can all be controlled/ viewed from your smartphone device via an app.
And it gets better…
All of your Smart Home products can be programed to interlink with one another. Your home will come to life, for example with the Nest protect Smart Home thermostat, your home knows when you leave the house and it has the capability to turn the heating off for you, turn your cameras on and alert you if something goes awry. With a smart doorbell, you can take things to whole new level, you can literally unlock your front door with your smart phone, view who is at the door via a built in camera and speak to the guest via the built in two way microphone; now thats a way to impress your friends.
And all of the Smart Home systems are safe and secured online systems that have safety features and safeguards, just like your online banking does, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your systems are protected whilst they help make your life that little bit easier.