5 Easy Ways to Create a Smart Home
Think creating a Smart Home is hard? Think again! These 5 easy ways will turn your house into a Smart Home in no time at all.
Do you have a “smart” home? Maybe you haven’t gone all the way yet, but have you tried out a smart light switch, or possibly a smart outlet that you can turn off and on with your phone? Right now, smart home automation is on the up and up, and with technology on the forefront of home safety and comfort, more and more devices are becoming equipped with smart technology than ever before. Let’s face it: having a smart home is…well, smart. Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a perfectly warm (or cool) house after a long day at work – at just the temperature you like it? How about having soft lights greet you when you walk into your bedroom? Consider that a 10-minute vacuum with an iRobot Roomba saves you 520 minutes over the course of a year. Or, what about turning on and off your lights and other electronic devices to save energy? Over a year, five minutes spent getting up to turn off your lights every day wastes over 1,000 minutes of your time. Wouldn’t you like to do something better than vacuuming or turning off a light? This – and much more – can become a reality by equipping your home with the latest smart devices. And what’s nice is that the SURE Universal Remote is an app that works alongside many of these devices in your home – saving you time and frustration by making them super easy to control – all from a single app. If you’ve been thinking about turning you home into a smart home, here are the best smart devices to bring convenience and entertainment (and most of them can be controlled with the SURE Universal remote).
1. Samsung 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
Thinking about upgrading your TV to a 4K Smart TV? The Samsung 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is the ultimate in 4K technology. With their revolutionary Quantum Dot nano-crystal technology, it will literally feel like the people on TV are right in your living room. And if you’re not sure about the setup, Samsung made it a cinch with the One Connect box. This makes setup so quick and easy that even a non-tech savvy person will have no trouble. Watching your favorite TV shows is a breeze when you connect it with your SURE Universal remote, making a Samsung Smart TV a welcome addition to any smart home.
2. Amazon Echo
Wouldn’t you just love to have a maid or butler in your house? Well, with the Amazon Echo, you can! Not only does this smart device provide hands-free voice control to play your favorite music, but it also has “skills.” This means your Amazon Echo can order you pizza, request an Uber ride or even open your garage door. While this device is convenient, it can be a lifesaver for those people who are wheelchair bound or confined to a bed. And the more you use it, the more the Amazon Echo recognizes your speech patterns and little vocal nuances – making it all the more accurate in the future. With over 44,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating at Amazon, the Echo sure has people talking – in a good way.
3. iRobot Roomba
How do you get your partner or significant other never to complain about doing chores? Get an iRobot Roomba for your home. It never complains, it cleans everything in sight and it always goes back home. This handy little vacuum is the ultimate smart device for your place. No more dust bunnies under the bed or sofa. The iRobot Roomba covers vacuuming your hardwood, carpet and tile seamlessly. And with your SURE Universal remote, you don’t even have to walk over to the Roomba to turn it on. Use our app from the comfort of your chair and have your entire house vacuumed while you watch the latest Netflix show.
4. Phillips Hue Lights
Phillips Hue is your personal wireless lighting solution. Philips has integrated their lighting system with your smartphone and other connected smart home devices, making it easy to customize your lighting preferences in a flash. Want your lights to reflect what you’re watching? With Phillps Hue lighting you can sync your lights to coordinate with the movie you’re watching. Or, if you just want a nice ambient setting in your room when you come home from a long and stressful day at work, use your SURE Universal remote to set up your Philips Hue lights in your room.
The Roku is a media streamer smart device. Roku is perfect for the person or family that wants to consume a lot of content. With over 2000 channels to pick from, you can choose from movies, shows, documentaries, and more. You get automatic updates of your favorite shows, actors or directors whenever new content is available. For a fast, feature-filled streaming device at a great price, and one that’s easily integrated with your SURE Universal remote app, you can’t go wrong with Roku.
Create Your Smart Home Today
Once you buy your first smart device and really get into this whole smart home movement, it can quickly become addicting. From smart TV’s to the vacuuming Roomba to the Amazon Echo with “skills”, there’s a smart device for just about anything these days. And as technology grows, you can expect more and more smart devices starting to appear. Even your pets can get into it with smart collars! Over to you – do you have any smart home devices?