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Get Started with Smart Home

Get Started with Smart Home

Smart home startup

You’ve made a wise decision to see how to get started making your house a smart home. Kudos to you! But what does this all this mean? At the very core, smart home automation makes your busy life a little easier. From energy management to security, it puts you in control of your home and devices no matter where you are. Most of all, you can start basic and don’t have to be a techie to dive in.

Start simple

Here’s a few starters to get you acquainted to the world of smart home automation.

Manage your lights from your phone or smart assistant (if compatible). You can set timers, too, or opt for the light strips that help create the perfect ambience.

Like lights, plugs allow you to control and schedule from your phone or compatible smart assistant. But with these, you’re managing whatever’s plugged in. Pretty cool, huh?

Security products are a great and easy intro to home automation. Installation is generally super simple (some are just plug and go) and setup is a breeze.

Time to centralize control

Once you have a few (or even one) smart devices set up, you can use your smart assistant to bring it all together. Think of these as a hub or switchboard that takes commands and passes them onto devices. The most important thing to consider with centralizing control is compatibility—not all smart devices work with all assistants. But don’t worry, we did some research for you. See below to learn more.

Check out what works with Google Home

Check out what works with Amazon Alexa

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