According to a 2022 report by consumer data gathering giants Statista, a staggering 400 million households will feature smart home systems by 2025. So it’s unsurprising that many home and business owners in Perth, Australia and right across the globe are looking for ways to use smart technology in the home.
Today’s tech-savvy consumers are finding out the advantages of using state-of-the-art technology to integrate with voice apps such as Apple’s Siri, Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa to protect their loved homes, homes and businesses. Join our installation specialists here at Mackson to discover three of the best ways to use smart technology in the home.
First, we’ll hit the brief, before heading into more details.
Three of the best ways to use smart technology in your home are by using smart door locks you can control via an app, voice commands for your electric gates for greater security and enjoying the flexibility and the programmable ability of smart patio lights you can control from your smartphone.
Ok so with the mini takeaway in place, we can get a better idea of the three best ways to use smart technology in your home, let’s start by finding out why it’s important.
So why is home technology important?
From VAs to robots who clean the floor and even feed our pets, the world of technology has improved in leaps and bounds. Our daily repetitive tasks can be automated to not only save you time but also help to save you money. From its original inception in the early 2000s, the Internet of Things has helped homeowners to streamline daily activities, keep their homes and families more secure and have fun with a wealth of gadgetry.
With more and more people using smartphones for everyday activities such as grocery shopping, banking and paying bills the demand for more convenience has increased. So it’s unsurprising on the last few years a number of apps have emerged for your smartphone allowing unlimited control at your fingertips. With the inception of Google Nest back in 2010 and its first Wi-Fi thermostat homeowners were suddenly able to control a myriad of home appliances, security and lighting via a smartphone.
Some common smart home devices include:
- – Thermostats
- – Locks and door cameras
- – Kitchen Appliances
- – Other types of home security include electric gates
- – Smart lighting
These days even leak sensors can locate with pinpoint accuracy if there’s a leak in your home and where it’s coming from! State-of-the-art smart door locks can be hooked up with surveillance cameras that can show you who’s at your door and protect your home and business better than ever before. So is smart technology worth it?
Is smart home technology worth it?
Imagine living in Perth and never having to worry about whether or not you left the gate open when you left the house again! With home smart technology, you can control your lights, appliances, and security system from your smartphone or with voice commands. As the smart industry continues to develop at a staggering rate, the convenience, money saving and security benefits of new technology to control your daily lives is growing rapidly.
This exciting new world of smart technology is not only appealing but also gives consumers endless possibilities. The benefits of integrating your home with state-of-the-art app-controlled gadgets simply get more impressive!
Some of the benefits of integrating your home with up-to-date technology including:
- Automating tasks to save time.
- Increased security and peace of mind.
- Can make your home more energy efficient.
- Controlled via devices such as smartphones and in conjunction with voice command technology such as Alexa and Siri.
- But what are some of the best ways to use technology in your home?
Read on to find out three of the best.
1. Electric gates
Electric gates give enhanced security, can increase property value and are also more convenient. But how easy would it be to simply ask your gates to open? Many of the most innovative smart gates replace the existing remote controls used historically to open electric gates.
Smart technology allows complete control from an app which works in conjunction with voice commands by Siri, Alexa or Google Home. Anyone living in Perth, or anywhere else in Australia can enjoy a more seamless connection with your electric driveway gates. With a simple Bluetooth connection you can increase security whether you are in your car or on foot. One of the best benefits of upgrading to smart technology in the home is there is no need to add any wiring or modify your gates in any way!
2. Security doors
With nearly 2.5% of Australian households in 2021 a victim of burglars according to data giants Statista, home security is more important than ever. Smart technology can help you protect your home in the most up-to-date convenient way with state-of-the-art app-controlled security doors. With so many convenient ways to add extra security to your home, smart security is a must for anyone who wants to safeguard their possessions, loved ones or business.
The newest state-of-the-art smart door locks allow you to give passcodes to visitors and will alert you if your door has been opened or closed. A neat little extra means you can also integrate many of the best smart door locks with smart doorbell security cameras so you can see any visitors purely with the click of a button. As a ‘coming soon’ product here at Mackson, we are excited to announce we will be offering the Yale Unity Lock upgrade into our security doors.
State-of-the-art technology means keyless security doors where your door will unlock when your phone is nearby. Controlled by either a key card, Yale Smart Keypad or the innovative Yale Access App means you can lock, unlock, grant access and crucially keep track of all your visitors via your smartphone.
3. Patio lighting
Enjoying your outside space is a pastime that is not lost on the average home-owning Australian! Especially in the beautiful area of Perth in Western Australia. Whether you are doing a DIY patio with one of our kits, or simply want to have fun with the latest lighting tech, smart patio lighting is a great option. Having patio lights which can magically turn on once the sun goes down is a little bit of affordable luxury for everyone.
The latest innovations in smart lighting technology mean you can make sure patio lights are only on when you need them, saving energy and money. With some of the best smart patio lighting, you can also control multiple lighting circuits in your outdoor space from one single easy to use app on your phone. You can also save your favourite settings, change the colour of the bulbs and have heaps of other nifty benefits including varying the brightness for either a BBQ or even night stargazing. Many of the best smart outdoor lighting systems are also comparable with most of the smart homes jobs such as Google Home, Siri or Alexa, so a simple voice command is all that’s needed.
Some of the best benefits of smart patio lights include:
- They can be controlled remotely, so you don’t have to worry about coming home to a dark house.
- Set them on a schedule, so you never have to remember to turn them on or off.
- Some of the best smart patio lights can be motion activated, which can deter burglars and
increase your home’s security.
- Connect them to other smart devices in your home, so you can create a cohesive system.
And to finish…
So we hope that’s given you the lowdown on why you should be upgrading to the latest home technology and three of the best ways to use innovative voice control and apps.
Before you go, make sure you head over to discover more about security doors and locks, expertly installed automatic electric gates, along with the best patio lighting to bring your home bang up to date with the latest tech and give you better security, convenience and even a little fun than ever before!
Get in touch today for a quote or a chat with a member of our knowledgeable and friendly team.