How to Easily Smarten up your Home
You've probably noticed that the Internet is increasingly everywhere, unless you've been living under a rock! This is more and more the case within our homes, too, with more of our every day life becoming Internet compatible and "smart." If you're not yet on board with the smart home movement but are at the very least interested, then today's post is for you. We're going to be talking about how to smarten up your home, and how to do it easily. There's no need for complicated processes or instruction manuals with pages into the hundreds here.
You’ve probably noticed that the Internet is increasingly everywhere, unless you’ve been living under a rock! This is more and more the case within our homes, too, with more of our every day life becoming Internet compatible and “smart.” If you’re not yet on board with the smart home movement but are at the very least interested, then today’s post is for you. We’re going to be talking about how to smarten up your home, and how to do it easily. There’s no need for complicated processes or instruction manuals with pages into the hundreds here.
How to Smarten Up Your Home
Speak to your Energy Providers
Increasingly, energy providers are installing smart meters in peoples’ homes to regulate and record their energy use. This is because they’re more comprehensive, and are able to give a more accurate reading. They’re also easier to top up if you happen to be on a pay as you go plan, with many companies allowing their customers to take care of top ups using nothing more than their telephones.
Look into a kit
Quite a few shops are offering home smart kits. These kits contain everything you need to smarten up a particular aspect of your home, be it your lighting, your heating, or alarms and so on. While the installation of these might not be particularly straight forward, if you’re approaching the manufacturing company directly, there may well be the option to have someone who works for them install it for you.
Adopting smart technology to control your lighting, heating and home security are some of the most common ways people are “smartening” up their homes, and its this sort of thing you’re likely to see a lot more of in the future.
Get used to remote control
Many of the options you’re likely to have when it comes to smartening up your home will be done through your mobile phone. Most of us already have smart phones, so you can get yourself a head start by getting used to remote controlling things using your phone. Smart televisions have this compatibility, allowing you to change channels or launch applications and the like just by using your mobile phone. Getting used to this approach will help you adjust to controlling your lighting via your mobile phone, and various other home applications just with the touch of a button.
Offcloud, your cloud-based download manager
If you’re smartening up your home, then smartening up your technology should be the next logical step! If you’re thinking of moving into cloud based software, then why not take a look at the fantastically useful service we offer here at Offcloud?
We offer a reliable, secure and private cloud storage network, with the ability to download instantly from BitTorrent into your cloud storage network, and fetch, convert and store cloud based data – such as YouTube videos – to use later on. You can fully try out our comprehensive service with just our free account, letting you get to know the service without paying a penny. With this account, you receive 10GB of storage space and 100 direct download links. Give us a go!