Smart Tips – Smart Homes https://smarthomessystem.com Latest in Smart Homes Technologies Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:46:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 What Should You Do If Your Car Breaks Down on the Road? https://smarthomessystem.com/what-should-you-do-if-your-car-breaks-down-on-the-road/ https://smarthomessystem.com/what-should-you-do-if-your-car-breaks-down-on-the-road/#respond Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:55:57 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=983 Just like any other mechanical object or piece of equipment, vehicles do develop faults from time to time. However, sometimes cars have the tendency to develop faults when you’re on the move, that can be overly frustrating, especially if you lack the hacks and tricks or information on how to handle the situation. You’re driving …

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Just like any other mechanical object or piece of equipment, vehicles do develop faults from time to time. However, sometimes cars have the tendency to develop faults when you’re on the move, that can be overly frustrating, especially if you lack the hacks and tricks or information on how to handle the situation. You’re driving down a busy highway, listening to your favorite jams, and then suddenly, your car decides to get the best of you… it breaks down! How are you supposed to handle the situation? Well, here are some tips on what you should do if your car breaks down on the road.

1. Pull Off the Highway

The very first thing you need to do after suspecting that you have car trouble is to gently take your foot off of the accelerator and pull over. This is because braking suddenly can be dangerous and might result in an accident with the car that is behind you. At this point, it is important to signal and remain on level ground as much as you can, even if you have a flat tire. The main idea is to get your vehicle as far away as possible from moving traffic. It is from the shoulder of the highway that you will get a chance to safely troubleshoot the problem or call for help. If for some reason you’re unable to pull the vehicle off the road, turn on your hazard lights and preferably get out of the vehicle and move to a safer location, especially if you suspect that it might be struck from behind.

2. Make Your Vehicle Visible

After pulling off the road, it is highly essential to let oncoming traffic know that there’s something wrong with your vehicle and it isn’t moving. This is where emergency blinkers and reflective triangles will come in handy. You don’t want another road user to come bumping right into your car’s rear end so in case it’s dark, you will want to turn your interior dome lights on.

3. Assess The Situation

Some car problems such as changing a flat tire can be done DIY. Start by looking at your tires, and if they’re okay, the problem will most likely be in the engine. Assess your vehicle carefully, checking things such as the water and oil levels in the engine, and stuff. In case you discover the problem and you’re certain that you can fix it, be sure to work on it from the side that is not exposed to traffic.

4. Call for Help if Need be

In some cases, when a car breaks down in the middle of the road, you may find that the problem is beyond your expertise to fix. At this point, the best thing would be to call for professional help and if the road happens to be within Toronto, a flatbed tow truck can help transport your vehicle to the nearest car service center where it will be fixed by professionals. Nothing can be more intimidating than getting stuck with your car because you’re afraid of leaving it behind, yet it can’t even move.

Car breakdowns can at times be overly intimidating. Especially if it’s dark, sometimes the first thing to do is to actually call for help after getting your car off the road safely. Nonetheless, with the above few tips, you know just how to handle the situation if it ever occurs to you.

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Interesting Ways To Use Drones https://smarthomessystem.com/interesting-ways-use-drones/ https://smarthomessystem.com/interesting-ways-use-drones/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:03:48 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=824 Drone technology has evolved rapidly in recent years to go from military only applications to becoming accessible to average homeowners. They are fun, easy to use, and are great for hundreds of different applications.   Buying a drone can be as easy as walking down to your local mall and spending less than $100 dollars …

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Drone technology has evolved rapidly in recent years to go from military only applications to becoming accessible to average homeowners. They are fun, easy to use, and are great for hundreds of different applications.

 

Buying a drone can be as easy as walking down to your local mall and spending less than $100 dollars on a worthwhile device. These tend to lean more towards being a toy than an actual piece of hardware, there are some drones that are available to consumers for upwards of $1000 dollars and have some of the most advanced flying and reconnaissance technology available. In fact, some organizations like DD Counter Measures have expanded on the idea of using drones for home surveillance and property surveying. Previously these tasks would either be done exclusively through stationary CCTV cameras or with lots of manpower and expensive equipment.

 

Here are just a few other interesting ways to put a drone to good use:

Aerial Photography

Previously getting high-quality pictures from a bird’s eye view required at bare minimum a plane with loads of expensive gadgetry on board. Thanks to the advent of drone technology, people can take stunning full HD pictures of whatever they wish from up to 400 feet or even higher. People who enjoy taking pictures while hiking has made excellent use of drones to show off the beautiful landscape in which they are visiting. Some of the most stunning aerial photos in recent years were taken with the aid of drone technology.

Surveying

Previously to properly survey an area, you’d need a team of surveyors and enough time for them to diligently comb through the entire area you’d like and mapping out the boundaries with ropes or similar analog methods. Through the use of drones and advanced mathematics, individuals and organizations can now get a wealth of valuable and accurate information in a fraction of the time and with minimal cost. Not only that, drones are excellent for taking note of recent changes to the scenery of an area without having to trek all of the way there yourself.

 

Film Sets

Have you noticed a lot of panning aerial shots in films recently? That’s because of the ease of use and stability offered by drones. Where previously an expensive tower rig would need to be set up to get an aerial shot of an apartment building, filmmakers can now leisurely glide a camera attached to a drone through the air to get all of the shots they need with minimal intrusion on the neighborhood they are filming in. What used to be extremely expensive and dangerous shots can now be done in under an hour with the right drone.

 

Far from just a new toy for flying hobbyists, drones stand to change the way many different careers interface with the world by allowing for a much bigger perspective on the world. Law enforcement agencies, the film industry, as well as civil engineers are just a few of the many fields that have just begun to see the utility of having their own personal drone flying around.

 

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The Payback of Investing Healthy Environment In Your Workspace https://smarthomessystem.com/payback-investing-healthy-environment-workspace/ https://smarthomessystem.com/payback-investing-healthy-environment-workspace/#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:13:35 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=808 A Healthy Environment in your Workspace is a big deal in maintaining its positive outcome. When investing in an office space in London the most important thing is the natural way to work that contributes a good payback. They have locations in London that offers a variety of Office Space that suits your business. Optimism …

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A Healthy Environment in your Workspace is a big deal in maintaining its positive outcome. When investing in an office space in London the most important thing is the natural way to work that contributes a good payback. They have locations in London that offers a variety of Office Space that suits your business. Optimism will be a guide in choosing an Office Space that will allow businesses to thrive.

 

Here is some information that could help a business owner find a Great Office Space in London.Let’s begin!

The Design of Office Space

This comes first in mind in finding an office space, of course, everybody like a flexible place to work. Where workers can be comfortable in doing the work and the spaces are already equipped with the things they need for work. Because a workplace is composed of diverse groups of people everyone has its own choice of a place that they are comfortable with. For example, some workers like a close are that they can concentrate and some like an open are that they can talk to other to share their ideas. This facilitates the perfect accommodation for each type of worker.

 

Touches of elegance and structure of a space will add a professional impression. In London, there are lots of places to choose from because they provide a City Office that is giving a natural way to work.

Environment and Safety

Investing in an environment may cost a little, but it will guarantee an excellent result as payback from your investment. It’s always something that could be proud of in a business. Having an environment that involves comfort is a plus. Nobody what’s to stay in a place that makes them unease, how can they work properly and produce a good result. The environment should ensure the worker’s comfort.

 

Talking about safety, it’s a must, because it will benefit everybody in the business. Some office location in London is near the banks, convenience stores and other business establishments that gives the business lots of advantages that no other places can. Having a City Office can affect how the business grows. London has IT infrastructure in the place and available tenants of the buildings. This is to ensure the safety of the surroundings.

Health and Wellness

When an Office Space has enough space to breathe and rest for breaks to release the work tension than it’s a perfect place to work. London is known for its busy people that you will not think of how they take their break. Will, most of the office space available in London is investing in maintaining a healthy and clean environment. Wellness is the key for a better work and to do that a workspace includes a wellness space. For the workers to stretch and have a physically fit mind and body.

 

The Natural Way to Work is to have a Healthly Environment in your workplace. Positive Payback will be seen in an Office Space that you have invested to maintain its Healthy Environment. It’s not bad to invest because this is Business.

 

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7 Ways to Lessen your Back Pain https://smarthomessystem.com/7-ways-lessen-back-pain/ https://smarthomessystem.com/7-ways-lessen-back-pain/#respond Mon, 26 Nov 2018 07:18:11 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=793 Do you feel a pain in your back when you bend down to pick up simple objects? Research says that almost more than 80% of adults suffer from lower back pain mainly after 30. There are people who experience neck pain and upper back pain. Back pain can take a heavy toll on your health …

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Do you feel a pain in your back when you bend down to pick up simple objects? Research says that almost more than 80% of adults suffer from lower back pain mainly after 30. There are people who experience neck pain and upper back pain. Back pain can take a heavy toll on your health and it can affect you badly if it goes on for a long time. There are several reasons for it, like sitting in non-ergonomic chairs for a long time, sleeping posture, sleeping material, lifting heavy objects, the spinal epidural given to pregnant women and so many more. Now, take a look at 7 ways to reduce back pain:

  1. Maintaining a healthy weight is important – Staying fit is very necessary to keep back pain under control. You have to maintain a proper body weight and therefore you need to stick to a balanced diet. Eat a lot of fruits and green vegetables; do not have processed food and fatty items. Remember, those extra kilos can stress your back muscles. If you feel that you are overweight, start cutting calories and do some exercising. Stick to a fitness regime and have an eating plan.

 

  1. See to your office ergonomics – Most people spend long hours in the office and hunched over their laptops. It’s best to use ergonomic desks and chairs to keep your neck, shoulders and back healthy. If your workstation needs improvement then do that immediately. The monitor should be fixed at eye level and it must be minimum 20 inches away from your face. Keep your wrist parallel to the floor, elbow close and shoulders relaxed while working. There are so many people who feel lower back pain while sitting; it might be due to the incorrect sitting posture on a regular basis.

Use the right kind of mattress – Improper beds and mattresses can lead to acute back pain that lasts for a prolonged time. Right kind of spine alignment is absolutely necessary while you are sleeping or sitting. The sleeping position also affects, therefore sleep on your side with knees bent. Do not place a high pillow under the neck, instead use a lighter one. Do not twist your lower back while sleeping; use pillows between legs if necessary. If your mattress is not in good condition and you are experiencing back pain, invest in a new mattress topper. You can have a consultation with the companies and purchase a topper based on the cause of your back pain. All the products are differently designed but buy the one that has great features. Mattress toppers can do magic, it can transform old mattresses into new ones. If you have a new mattress, buy a great topper to keep back pain away. Soft mattresses do not align your back in a proper way; choose a mattress that is firmer.

 

  1. Try meditating and yoga

 

Mind is a very powerful thing and based on research it has been found that people who meditate on a regular basis get rid of chronic pain which includes back pain. Meditation improves physical and mental health, keeps anxiety, sleep disorders and other conditions away. The meditation posture helps to reduce a backache. Yoga is very effective in curing all types of pain but you need to dedicate time for it.

 

  1. Do exercises that keep back muscle strong – Degeneration of the spine causes back problems. There are certain muscles that are responsible for keeping the spine healthy. Do the necessary exercise that takes care of the spine; there are certain physical therapies for backache treatment. Stretching the muscles helps to maintain flexibility and lessens back problems. It also plays a major role in healing back injury.

Related reading:  Best Exercise Equipment for a Smart Healthy Home

 

 

  1. Get massages almost regularly – Massages promote good blood circulation, it is extremely beneficial for back pain. Visit a reputed massage parlor and make sure you get it done only by experts. If improper techniques are applied, the pain can aggravate.

 

  1. Take hot baths – A long hot bath can do wonders, it has a soothing effect on the muscles. The best option is to take a warm bath a couple of hours before going to bed. You can use a bath cushion to give added support to your back when inside the bathtub.

Conclusion

You need to take certain precautions to keep back pain under control; it won’t vanish overnight but gradually subside. You simply need to follow a few lifestyle changes and practice healthy habits to get relief.

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How Does The Furniture Influence The Atmosphere Of The Room? https://smarthomessystem.com/furniture-influence-atmosphere-room/ https://smarthomessystem.com/furniture-influence-atmosphere-room/#respond Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:31:14 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=787 There are many factors that make a space look comfortable and beautiful. The lighting, colors, and decorations make the atmosphere look much more pleasant. It can make a person feel protected, calm and relaxed.   But just as these things influence our brain, there is a group of objects that have a much greater positive …

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There are many factors that make a space look comfortable and beautiful. The lighting, colors, and decorations make the atmosphere look much more pleasant. It can make a person feel protected, calm and relaxed.

 

But just as these things influence our brain, there is a group of objects that have a much greater positive impact. Do you know what is missing from our little list? The furniture. Believe it or not, they influence much more in the room they occupy.

 

A Good Piece Of Furniture Modifies Your Room And Your Mind

 

Surrounding ourselves with pleasant furniture can cause us to develop a great emotional meaning towards them because they give us a sense of well-being. Either because they bring us good moments or they provide comfort or inspire us. Either way, the emotional attachment is timeless and elegant.

 

A pleasant atmosphere (no matter if it’s at home or in the office) makes our brain release hormones and neurotransmitters that make us feel comfortable and happy. At the same time, it frees us of stress and improves our level of concentration. This makes us more productive and effective by working in a functional, comfortable and well-decorated room.

 

Better Furniture Creates Rich Environments, And These Create More Neurons

 

Multiple investigations have shown that stimulus-rich atmospheres favor the generation of neuronal connections. It is not enough to place decorations around the room. It’s about what gives you comfort and what you really use, which is the furniture. Furniture like those of VEGA Direct, visually feed your brain and keep it young and agile.

 

This is because they are very stimulating and do not leave aside comfort. If you feel comfortable with the ones you already own, you can always try to change them or play with the decorations to make them look a little different. This way, you will be able to increase the level of neuronal connections.

 

The Height Of The Roof Is Key To A Healthy Atmosphere

 

It is true that high ceilings condition the response of the brain. A space that looks much wider opens the way to free imagination, which favors creativity. But too high space can be overwhelming if it is empty.

 

Instead of filling it with pictures and photographs, you can be a little bit more creative and try to place a piece of furniture that is much more functional. A shelf can be the piece of furniture you’re looking for in this case. This is because it allows you to play with the height of the ceiling and use a little space that you probably did not count on before.

 

Your Friends And Family Will Be Attracted By The Cozy Atmosphere Of Your Home

 

No matter the size of the room they are in, the ambience will always have a long-lasting effect on them. While using comfortable, pleasant and functional furniture, your guests will want to stay there for hours. Open your doors and let your guests come in and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere in which they share good times.

 

Social stimuli favor the creation of new memories, and help to remember previous experiences. This means that the brain remains active and decreases the possible appearance of diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The furniture can give you health and longevity! Having the furniture indicated and moving them from time to time serves as an exercise for a healthy and fit mind.

 

Natural Furniture Reduces The Level Of Stress

 

It is no secret to anyone that the natural elements within a room produces a generalized state of well-being. Plants, flowers and other natural elements emanate a positive energy that fills us with peace and tranquility. It will sound a little crazy, but the same happens with furniture. Those that are manufactured with natural materials such as wood, bamboo or vegetable fibers tend to reduce stress.

 

They also favor concentration, productivity and learning. Try changing that plastic furniture to furniture made of organic material. And in just weeks, you will be able to feel the difference and understand personally what we are talking about.

 

An Orderly Room Belongs To An Ordained Person

 

The room you occupy reflects just how you are inside. If you are one of those people who, due to lack of space or excess of useless objects, have their space made a disaster; your mind will be the same.

 

When you see yourself wrapped up in a disorderly atmosphere, you generate confusion and mental obstacles. Then you get stuck and cannot focus either comfortably or effectively, which will generate stress. Calm yourself, get more functional furniture where you can have everything stored and look good. Achieving a clean, harmonious and comfortable atmosphere, you will make your ideas flow much better.

 

Curved Furniture Generates More Tranquility And Comfort

 

When we find ourselves in rooms with pointed forms and acute angles on all sides (as in columns or tables), our brain activates a warning signal. That makes us feel tenser and more uncomfortable. However, even in a room with pointed shapes, we can counteract this perception by adding furniture with curved or rounded shapes.

 

In addition to creating a visual balance, they give you a sense of calm and tranquility. And in general, they are usually safer because they do not have sharp corners. These types of furniture are also ideas for the rooms of children or infants because they avoid minor injuries or bruises that can be caused by the angle of certain furniture.

 

Ideal Furniture Creates An Effective Personal Work Environment

 

Many people question it, but the truth is that furniture can change the way people interact in a room. In many offices, for being the most affordable example, workers do not have the ideal furniture for the work they do. Uncomfortable chairs or very high or very low tables, generate physical wear to the workers.

As a consequence, that causes a decline in productivity. It has been proven that offices that have more comfortable furniture, besides being more productive, have more happy workers, more bearable and proactive treatment.

 

And regardless of whether each one does a particular job, or if they work collectively, most of them get along well with each other. Why not introduce mood-raising furniture ideas in your room and see a transformation in the staff morale and cohesiveness?

 

Evidently, furniture has a great impact on, not only the occupants or users of a room, but also on those who visit you from time to time. The impact is felt even deeper when you select the most appropriate furniture and place them in the right places.

 

Whether you have been struggling with your mood, morale or just seem to be disoriented whenever you step into your house or place of work, all that can be a thing of the past if you leverage some of the great furniture ideas we have discussed here.

 

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Extend Your Mattress’s Lifespan – Here’s How https://smarthomessystem.com/extend-mattresss-lifespan-heres/ https://smarthomessystem.com/extend-mattresss-lifespan-heres/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2018 06:08:07 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=778 No matter how great your mattress is, if you’re going to take good care of it, you’re going to be able to enjoy using it for even longer than expected. You want your mattress to ensure good comfort for many years and any regular mattress is going to last for 5 to 10 years. With …

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No matter how great your mattress is, if you’re going to take good care of it, you’re going to be able to enjoy using it for even longer than expected.

You want your mattress to ensure good comfort for many years and any regular mattress is going to last for 5 to 10 years. With a bit of TLC, you’re going to enjoy it for a lot longer.

How much does a good mattress cost?

Not all mattresses are created equal and the initial price has a lot to say about the durability and expected life span of your mattress.

The price range is pretty impressive and it depends a lot on the type of mattress you’re going to buy. Keep in mind there are some costs that may add up to the original price:

  • Foundations

You’re going to have the option to buy a matching foundation for your new mattress and a good one starts at $150, but it can get higher than that.

  • Shipping

Most mattress manufacturers out there offer free delivery within the continental United States. Make sure you double check the shipping costs which may start at $100.

  • Removing the old mattress

You can find mattress companies that are also willing to remove the old mattress, charging you $50 for this kind of service. However, this isn’t a common service.

  • In-home assembly

Many of the mattress companies offer delivery that also includes the in-home mattress assembly and packaging waste removal. Expect to pay at least $100 for this kind of job.

  • Warranty costs

Any typical mattress warranty is going to last at least 10 years, but you can find models that expand to 25 or even 30 years.

We’ve talked about prices and we realize that these numbers might exceed your budget. However, we’ve came across of this website; Sleepez.com, which is a premium latex mattress company that offers a wide range of mattresses (such as : organic latex mattress, roma latex mattress, natural latex mattress, memory foam mattress). If you want the best quality, Sleepez is the go-to place for shopping mattresses and the best part is that DisabledDiscounts is offering promo codes for sleep ez and you can save up to 50% on your next order !

Now that you got the new mattress, what to do for keeping it in tip top shape?

There are some things that count when it comes to keeping your mattress clean, comfortable and healthy for as long as possible:

  • It has to have a good support

Even if you’re not going to buy a new matching box or foundation for the new mattress, you’re always going to need a good support for it. This is going to reduce the risk for early wear and maintain the integrity of the materials.

Take a look at the warranty policy for recommendations. For instance, you’re going to need firm and solid support for the memory foam mattress, whereas the spring mattress are typically used only with spring foundations.

In the case of beds with a frame, they need to take the weight of both the sleepers and the mattress and queen/king mattress are always going to need center support bars. Play it safe and check your bed’s support once a year to seek that there are not springs or broken slats that may affect your mattress.

  • Wash the bed linens on a regular basis

We do shed our oils, sweat, hair and skin cells while we’re sleeping. When we eat in bed, we’re also leaving behind crumbs and let’s not forget out pets that also leave behind a big mess.

All of this mess is going to get into your mattress’s layers, breeding bacteria and attracting dust mites. You should wash the blankets and sheets once a week, no matter if you’re using a mattress protector or not. If you are, you should also clean it from time to time, according to the manufacturer’s direction.

  • Rotate the mattress any now and then

Rotating the mattress regularly is a good thing for any kind of mattress. Even though some manufacturers say it’s not mandatory, rotating it is going to ensure an even wear. If you’re not going to rotate it constantly, you’re going to make depression and softening.

You should rotate your mattress 180 degrees from head to foot every 2 to 6 months. This is really important especially in the beginning, when you need to break in your mattress.

  • Don’t allow your pets to snuggle in

No matter how much you care for your furry friend, it’s better that it has its very own bed. No matter how tempted you are, don’t let it cuddle up on your mattress.

All pets, well-groomed included, are still going to walk outside, drool and shed their hair and cells. Needless to say, it’s all going to end up in your bed. Let’s not forget about the occasional accidents which may damage your mattress for good.

  • Use a mattress topper

You should protect your mattress by using a mattress protector. You should look around for a washable cover that is going to protect it from stains. If you’re prone to allergies, you should choose a mattress topper made from purpose “barrier” fabric. There are plenty of options, so take your time for choosing the best one for your mattress.

  • Follow the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations

You need to clean your mattress any now and then and most manufacturers do include specific instructions for the stain removal and general cleaning. Use the hose attachment for removing the dust and eliminate the stains with mild water and soap solutions.

  • Keep the bed bugs away

Bed bugs are the fastest way to damage a mattress and getting rid of them is quite the challenge. If you’re suspecting an infestation, go online for to find out more.

Use a bed bug-proof mattress encasement and the interceptor traps for putting the bed bugs under control.

  • Move it carefully

If you’re going to move, you should protect the mattress and encase it in some plastic. Try not to fold or bend the mattress. You may find heavy-duty mattress bags in the moving and box stores. You should use some tape for securing them, keeping the dirt and water away. This way you also reduce the risk from scratching or scuffing.

Remember to keep the mattress upright on its sides when moving it so that it doesn’t sag or crease.

  • Air it out any now and then

Every couple of months or so, strip your mattress and take it outside. It has to be a sunny and dry day and you should let it in the sunlight for a couple of hours.

This way, you’re going to prevent moisture from humidity or from your body. You can also reduce the dust mite populations like this too.

  • No jumping on the bed!

This is quite a mandatory rule and your mother was right: you should never jump on your bed. This is fundamental especially in the case of spring, water and air beds as they may wear pretty fast from jumping. In addition, jumping on the bed is going to ruin the frames and the foundations too.

One tip for the road

We spend a lot of our lifetime in bed so it only makes sense that we do pay the extra buck for a good mattress. And once we get it, we should protect our investment and take good care of it. After all, it may last for more than 10years if you’re playing by the book!

 

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What You Need To Know About Smart Homes https://smarthomessystem.com/need-know-smart-homes/ https://smarthomessystem.com/need-know-smart-homes/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 12:26:45 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=689 The act of saving energy has become increasingly important. While it may seem obvious that the easiest way for you to save on energy involves just using less, when it comes to putting this into practice, it is far more difficult. The smart home devices and systems assist in saving energy in the way of …

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The act of saving energy has become increasingly important. While it may seem obvious that the easiest way for you to save on energy involves just using less, when it comes to putting this into practice, it is far more difficult. The smart home devices and systems assist in saving energy in the way of providing a way to control and monitor your energy use in innovative ways.

 

The Fraunhofer Institute has calculated that intelligent-based house control could save as much as 40% of costs involved for heating. This is definitely an attractive scenario as heating costs are dependent on various factors, and for this reason many of the manufacturers have reported on saving as much as 30% every year, that seems to be an achievable as well as realistic value.

 

However, the initial step towards a smart home that is more energy-efficient would still be the bricks and the mortar. If you start out with a home that was built 40 to 50 years ago, improved efficiency when it comes to better windows and better insulation is the first step to tackle. When all the cracks have been sealed this is when the optimization is really able make a real impact on your energy expenses, while using a smart-home system can really make all the difference.

 

How Do Smart Home Systems Assist With Controlling Power Consumption?

 

One of the biggest trends involved in smart-home sectors is already apparent today. This comes in the form of homeowners that use an alternative form of electricity using photovoltaic systems on their roofs. To make sure that it will not be dependent on the weather if there will be available power or not, the smart-home technologies step in. In future years, intelligent controls over services in a building will make sure that any unused electricity will be stored and then used when needed or used on devices that have a power supply which can be shifted on time.

 

Possible Uses Of Smart Homes For Power Consumption

 

According to Josco Power, when it comes to saving power, the general rule was to completely turn off devices opposed to allowing them to run in a stand-by-mode. Most homeowners are not aware about which of the electronic devices in their homes are using the most power. For any homeowner interested in getting details about their consumption, they will need smart wall buttons or adapter plugs. With the adapter plug, the user is able to turn electrical appliances either off or on or measure consumption in order to find the power guzzlers which were once unknown. With the smart-home apps, the user can even switch off any devices remotely when they are away from home. These apps also offer the opportunity to deactivate all the electrical appliances regarded as unnecessary with one push of a button as they leave home for the day.

 

How Do The Smart Home Systems Control Heating?

 

The smart-thermostat is an essential part for all types of energy-management system as the cooling and heating system in any home is usually one of or the biggest consumers of energy. The smart-home system makes most heaters programmable. When the home-owners are out for a set time during a working day, the radiator in the home will shut down automatically. If they plan to arrive home sooner, they are able to access the system through an app.

 

For example, it is usually not a necessity to run heating if there is no-one in the home at certain times every day. In fact, even when airing the home, the heater should be off. When windows are open, heating in the networked-home with settle down automatically. Of course, there is always the ability to control the heating manually when necessary.

 

Smart Home Devices Achieve More Energy Responsibility

 

The apps for smart homes provide a way for the user to track their usage of energy over time. These apps can also provide an estimate on the amount they will pay for on a device they have just plugged in. This will translate into a significant impact on the behavior of consumers, while helping homeowners to become a lot more conscious about energy usage and over the long run more responsible.

 

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Smart Tech Bedroom You Need to Have https://smarthomessystem.com/smart-tech-bedroom/ https://smarthomessystem.com/smart-tech-bedroom/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 10:52:50 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=682 Want to sleep better? Well go against the grain and get some better tech in your bedroom – it will make the difference.   Smart technology can make your room more comfortable, safer and cleaner and these are the gadgets that will help.   Alexa   Similar in size and shape to a Pringles can, …

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Want to sleep better? Well go against the grain and get some better tech in your bedroom – it will make the difference.

 

Smart technology can make your room more comfortable, safer and cleaner and these are the gadgets that will help.

 

Alexa

 

Similar in size and shape to a Pringles can, Alexa is a voice-controlled speaker that is, in and of itself, a virtual assistant. All you have to do is give it the voice command for the task you wish it to accomplish and it will do so. It’s as simple as “Alexa, turn up the heat” and you’ll be able to turn up the heat without having to get out of bed. It couldn’t be simpler. Of course, you do have to have the right type of thermostat and have it all set up to work together. Alexa will also tell you a joke if you ask it to or give you the latest in the sports scores. Need to convert pounds to kilograms or Celsius to Fahrenheit? Alexa is able to do all of this for you. Need some music on in the background? Just let Alexa know what you need and you’ll have it. You can also change the “word” so that you don’t have to say “Alexa” if you wish. Readily available in white or black you can find the ideal way to order your Uber, find out what your Fitbit weight is and more. There are a few minor issues, however, you’ll have to set everything up to work together or you’re going to have some hiccups in the system.

 

Nest

 

The nest is available in a variety of anodized aluminum finishes. It can be mounted on a wall or set on a stand. It will work together with your boiler to control your water heating, radiator and more. All of this is done wirelessly and you can set it to turn things up or down whether you’re at home or not. This can save you a lot of energy and you can use your smartphone to change things if you are going to be later or earlier. It gently encourages you via a reminder to turn your heating up or down. You’ll get an energy summary monthly in your email. It will note, during the first week, the times that you turn the heat up or down. It will design and create a timetable that will work automatically. It works well with Google, and installation by a Nest approved agent will go quickly if you prefer a professional installation. You can also install and set it up yourself. While it won’t work with all heating systems, their website will guide you through the process and help you to determine if it will work for yours.

 

Nest IQ

 

This smart advanced camera is Nests latest security measure. It also looks great. With a high-quality lens and a great digital sensor, if it sees an intruder, it will alert you and stream the footage so that if you need to use it as evidence, it will be available and useful. The clever software helps you to zoom in on a person and follow them around as they intrude upon your home. With facial recognition software, you can use it with Nest Aware that has an annual subscription fee. It even sees well in the dark and has a speaker and microphone so you can communicate with the system regardless of where you are. You can pre-order this now and delivery will be within just a few short weeks.

 

Amerisleep Mattress

 

An Amerisleep mattress can be a great addition to your bedroom space and this high tech form of mattress is a lovely addition to the bedroom. It’s been created from a number of different quality materials to ensure the best sleep possible.

 

Eve Power Switch

 

This smart power switch is an easy way to break into automating your own home. The HomeKit device plugs into a wall socket and then all you have to do is plug in your fan, light, kettle or any other item and set it up. You can work it remotely and monitor your electrical consumption. It can also calculate the price of the usage.

 

Dyson Eye

 

This robot Vac hasn’t disappointed yet! While this one does have a high price tag, it’s small and compact and requires minimal storage space. Easy to use, just leave it on the charger and press the button to get it started. It will work its way methodically in and around your home. If it gets stuck, it will shut itself off. It also navigates its way right back to safety and will restart. Easy to program, you’ll love it.

 

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How To Bring Smart Technology Into Your Garden And Outdoor Space https://smarthomessystem.com/technology-garden-outdoor-space/ https://smarthomessystem.com/technology-garden-outdoor-space/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 05:51:40 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=680 Now that summer has arrived, it is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can upgrade your outdoor space. One option is to introduce smart technology. This technology isn’t just limited to use indoors. Instead, you can also use it in your garden to create the perfect area for entertaining, relaxing, or having …

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Now that summer has arrived, it is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can upgrade your outdoor space. One option is to introduce smart technology. This technology isn’t just limited to use indoors. Instead, you can also use it in your garden to create the perfect area for entertaining, relaxing, or having fun.

 

Below are some of the ways that this technology can revolutionize your yard, patio, or garden, bringing your outdoor living area into the modern age.

 

Make It Easy To Connect

 

The vast majority of today’s devices use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet. In order to be able to use your devices outdoors, you need to make sure that you have a strong enough Wi-Fi signal available. The best way to accomplish that is through the use of Wi-Fi boosters. Look for boosters that are specifically designed for use outdoors. Try to find ways to integrate them into your outdoor decor so that you can enjoy the increased speed without leaving your yard, deck, or patio looking cluttered.

 

Thanks to advancements in technology, you should be able to get by with a single control interface for your outdoor space. This is a big improvement over the past where each system that you used required its own interface. It has never been easier to take control of the smart technology that you use outdoors.

 

Shed Some Light On Things

 

Outdoor lighting can dramatically enhance your yard or garden. This type of lighting is especially important if you entertain outdoors after the sun has gone down. Choose soft lighting that isn’t too bright or harsh. This will help create a more relaxing setting in your outdoor space.

 

Thanks to smart technology, you should be able to control the lighting from the control interface. In some cases, you can even link it to your home’s alarm system, helping to provide an extra deterrent against thieves.

 

By playing around with different lighting settings, you should be able to come up with a variety of configurations that you can use for different situations. For instance, you could have one setting for entertaining guests on your patio and another setting for evenings when you just want to relax under the stars. You may even want to add one to a fountain or similar space like these from Outdoor Fountain Pros.

 

Take Your Outdoor Entertaining To A Whole New Level

 

 

As soon as you have a strong Wi-Fi signal outdoors, you can introduce a variety of different entertainment-based technology. Whether you want to bring music into your outdoor space or you want to be able to watch movies on a big screen in your backyard, the options are practically unlimited.

 

You can even use smart technology to control items like your swimming pool or hot tub. Few things are quite as much fun as spending time soaking in warm water under the stars or watching an excellent movie in your own backyard.

 

Use Technology To Give Your Green Thumb A Boost

 

As strange as it may sound, technology can be used to help you create a beautiful yard and garden. For instance, you can link your smart home system to your sprinklers to ensure that your lawn is always properly watered. If you have a robotic lawnmower, you can also connect it to the system to keep your grass neatly trimmed.

 

You may want to consider looking closer at the Edyn Garden Sensor. This unique sensor uses solar power to provide you with real-time updates about the condition of your yard or garden. These updates include detailed information such as the current condition of the soil, the amount of light that your garden is receiving, the amount of moisture in the soil, and any upcoming weather changes that you need to be aware of.

 

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Selecting The Right Smart Thermostat For Your Home https://smarthomessystem.com/right-smart-thermostat-home/ https://smarthomessystem.com/right-smart-thermostat-home/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 05:46:58 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=678 Thermostats are now smart – but which one to choose? Hard to know. So, we’ve created this guide to give you some insight into what to look for.   Consider The Level Of Control That You Require   One of the first things that you need to decide when you begin shopping for a smart …

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Thermostats are now smart – but which one to choose? Hard to know. So, we’ve created this guide to give you some insight into what to look for.

 

Consider The Level Of Control That You Require

 

One of the first things that you need to decide when you begin shopping for a smart thermostat is the level of control that you need. Whole-house thermostats are the most basic option. These thermostats allow you to control all of the radiators in your home with a single setting. As a result, they are easy to program and operate.

 

Multi-room thermostats, on the other hand, provide you with more control by allowing you to set different temperatures for different parts of your home. This can be a good option if some areas of your house are typically a lot hotter or colder than others.

 

If you like the idea of having more control, a multi-room system is the logical choice. Keep in mind, however, that these thermostats are more complicated to operate than whole-house thermostats. Additionally, they are usually quite a bit more expensive.

 

Consider How Difficult the Thermostat Is To Install

 

If you are installing a brand-new thermostat from scratch, you most likely will need professional help. If you already have a thermostat in place, however, you may be able to upgrade to a new model on your own without needing outside assistance.

 

Some thermostats are specifically designed to be easy to install. Going with one of these models is a great way to cut down on the overall expense. Being able to install the thermostat yourself can save you a significant amount of money on labor. Be aware, however, that working with wiring can be dangerous. If you have any doubts about your ability to do the job safely, you should hire a contractor instead.

 

Think About Connectivity

 

Many of today’s smart thermostats use Wi-Fi to connect to your network. Others have a special attachment that is connected directly to your router through a standard ethernet cable. Depending on your setup, this may or may not work. Before you purchase a thermostat the relies on an ethernet connection, check your router to make sure that you have an open socket. Otherwise, the installation process may be too expensive or difficult to justify the purchase.

Consider Whether The Thermostat Has Energy-Saving Features

 

There is no point in paying to heat your home when you are not there. Many smart thermostats are capable of detecting when there is no one home. In some cases, they accomplish this by linking with your smartphone to detect its location. Although this works well if you live alone, if you live with other people, you may need to add them to the system, as well. Otherwise, they may find themselves freezing if the thermostat automatically turns down the temperature just because you are away. In some cases, thermostats come with a motion detector that allows them to keep the home heated even if the main user doesn’t happen to be home at the time. Some of these thermostats even work with these fireplaces from Ethanol Fireplace Pros.

Look For A Thermostat With Voice Controls

 

Today’s smart thermostats typically offer some kind of voice control feature. This is an extremely convenient option since it allows you to adjust the temperature in the room even if you don’t have access to your smartphone or if you don’t feel like getting up and walking over to the thermostat. Just make sure that the thermostat is compatible with whichever voice system you choose. Amazon Alexa is the most commonly supported option. Finding a thermostat that will work with Siri and Google Home may be a little bit more difficult.

 

If you use an IFTTT service, make sure that the thermostat will connect to it. Even though this may not be the most important feature, it is a convenient way to control your thermostat. It can also be used to change heating schedules or to program changes for upcoming events.

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