Turning your castle into a Connected Home will give you convenience, connectivity, security and efficiency around the home. By connecting your devices, you can control your home via a central Smart Hub or through a smart device like a Smartphone.
Just starting out.
Once you start the Connected Home journey, you’ll be looking at every aspect of your home and how you can connect it all together. But if you’re just starting out there are a few things you’ll need to consider:
What needs do you have around the home you’d like to automate or control?
What activities do you want to control?
How do you want to control your devices?
Your home connectivity needs
Activities you want to control
If you’re after simple home connectivity, you might only require a Wi-Fi Router and Smart Hub to connect your devices together. If it is Home Automation that you need then products like Smart Plugs and Smart Lighting may suit your needs.
With Home Security you’ll you may want to start out with a Smart Doorbell and Smart Locks. If you’re away from home regularly you could consider easy-to-install camera systems – all controlled from your Smartphone wherever you are.
Finally, you can consider Home Efficiency across your Connected Home. Smart thermostats and Smart Appliances like Connected Watering Systems will allow you to monitor energy and water usage across your home.
How you want to control your Connected Home
Once you’ve outlined what your needs are what you need to start your Connected Home it is a good idea to decide how you’d like to bring it all together. There are a number of technologies that you should consider so that all your devices can work easily together.
If you’re familiar with Apple devices you should look out for devices that work with Apple HomeKit. If you have an Android Smartphone or a Google Home, you should look for devices that work with Google Assistant. Alternatively, you might have an Amazon Echo Smart Hub and, in this instance, look out for devices that work with Amazon Alexa.
Select your zone
Compatability between Connected Devices will ensure your Connected Home sings in harmony. Start by selecting your prefered technology.
Connect Only What You Want
Start your Connected Home journey by simply identifying what you'd like to improve around your home. Are you after additional security? Automation of simple tasks? Efficiencies around the home?
Secure your home while you're away from home.
Automate simple tasks around the home for your convenience.
Reduce energy and water costs around the home.
Build Out Your Home Zone
Your Connected Home can assist the management of the zones around your home. Improve energy management, security or home communication across your home, zone-by-zone.
Protect your garden during summer or while you're on holiday with and wi-fi controllable watering system.
Improve your lifestyle when working in the kitchen or laundry.
Living & Relaxation
Create a style that suits your mood with customised lighting and device automation.
Be confident with home security monitoring accessible from wherever you are in the world.
Learn About Connected Home
Learn how a Smart Home can improve your lifestyle with control over your house and devices whether you're at home or away.