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Why it’s Time for Your Home to Get Smart

When the phrase “smart home” began appearing in our lives, the most impressive functionality possible in your ‘smart’ home was an app-controlled light switch. Smart home technology has come a long way in recent years and if you haven’t already, it’s time to take notice.

A smart home doesn’t have to be an all-out renovation of your home leaving you with smart forks, smart toasters, and smart water filters (yeah, those are all real things). A smart home can be as advanced and interconnected as you desire. Read on in this guide to learn how smart home features can save you time and money in your home, and how to get started.

What is a Smart Home?

“Smart home” is a blanket term that refers to any home WiFi network that has one or more smart device connected to it. A single Google Home Mini can be a smart home in and of itself. Two smart lightbulbs controlled by a phone or tablet on your wifi would also be a smart home. Smart home devices are all trying to make our lives more convenient in one way or another. They provide this convenience primarily through intelligence and automation.

The most convenient feature of a voice-activated device like an Amazon Echo or Google Home is the one that saves you time and effort. Simply say “Ok Google, remind me to buy garlic at the store” or “Alexa, when will the Super Bowl be played?” With smart homes, the endless information of the internet is suddenly at your beck and call. Your smart assistant knows everything there is to know and is there for you at all