Smart home tech you should adopt and avoid

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9th November 2023

In the age of smart living, our homes are becoming increasingly intelligent. They’re designed to cater to our every need. Smart gadgets are transforming how we turn on the lights, home security, and more.  

They even help us feed our pets from afar. But with the rapid evolution of this technology, it’s crucial to make informed choices. To know what to adopt and what to avoid. Every smart technology isn’t as helpful as another.  

You also must be careful of things like security and oversharing. Here are some tips on what smart home tech to adopt and to avoid.

Adopt: Smart Lighting Systems

Smart lighting systems have proven to be both energy-efficient and convenient.

They allow you to control the ambience of your home. As well as schedule lights to go on and off. You can even change colours to match your mood. 

Avoid Cheap, Unbranded Smart Devices  

There is a definite allure to low-cost smart devices.

Yet these unbranded alternatives often compromise on security, support, and functionality. This is true for both security and performance. Investing in reputable brands ensures several benefits. Including:  

• Regular updates  

• Security patches  

• Compatibility with other smart home devices  

• Long-term support  

Adopt: Smart Thermostats Smart thermostats learn your habits.  

They adjust your home’s temperature accordingly.

They contribute significantly to energy savings. They do this by optimising heating and cooling based on occupancy patterns. 

Avoid: Overcomplicating Security Systems Robust security systems are essential.  

But overcomplicating them with unnecessary gadgets may lead to confusion and inefficiency.

The more devices you add to a security system, the more exposure for your network.  

Adopt: Smart Home Hubs Smart home hubs are popular.  

They give you one place to manage all your smart devices and enable seamless communication between them.

Investing in a compatible hub ensures a harmonious smart home experience. 

Avoid: Ignoring Privacy Concerns  

The convenience of smart home tech should not come at the expense of your privacy.

Be cautious about devices that constantly record audio or video. Especially if done without clear user consent. Regularly review privacy settings. Limit data collection. Choose devices from reputable companies that focus on user privacy and data security. 

Adopt: Smart Home Security Cameras Smart security cameras provide real-time monitoring and remote access.  

They also enhance the safety of your home.

Look for cameras with features like motion detection, two-way audio, and cloud storage.  

Avoid: Impulse Buying Without Research  

The excitement of new gadgets can lead to impulse purchases.

Before buying any smart home device, conduct thorough research. Read reviews and compare features. 

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