The smart home sys­tem is con­ve­nient, there is no doubt about it. It is designed to sim­pli­fy our lives, and copes with the task. But are we get­ting the most out of a smart home? After all, he can not only turn the light on and off using the but­ton on the smart­phone. And, if you try, it is quite pos­si­ble to set up a smart home in such a way as to impress house­hold mem­bers and guests.

Source: CNET

Synchronization of light with films

Smart bulbs can not only turn on and off on com­mand, they usu­al­ly have paired appli­ca­tions with set­tings and, if you choose, for exam­ple, Philips Hue bulbs, they will be able to change hue and bright­ness depend­ing on what you are watch­ing. This is con­ve­nient if you often enjoy movies and TV series on the big screen, or if you are ready to set aside an entire room for a home the­ater.

Every­thing is done very sim­ply, through the Philips Hue Sync app for Win­dows or MacOS. But there is one catch, in order for every­thing to work, you will have to con­nect the com­put­er to a TV or play video on the com­put­er so that the pro­gram rec­og­nizes the video and syn­chro­nizes the light­ing.

The smart­phone appli­ca­tion will also play a role here, in which you will need to select the area set­tings.

Let the whole sys­tem seem a lit­tle com­pli­cat­ed, but the end result will please you.

Switching off all appliances

Imag­ine that you no longer have to remem­ber if you turned off the iron. Spe­cial online plat­forms may well pro­vide you with such an oppor­tu­ni­ty. For exam­ple, IFTTT allows you to turn off devices when you leave geolo­ca­tion. That is, you syn­chro­nize the appli­ca­tion with the plat­form, it rec­og­nizes your loca­tion and cre­ates a rule for devices. The plat­form works with var­i­ous types of smart home sys­tems, but each will require its own rule.

In any case, such a sys­tem is con­ve­nient and will reduce the time you spend on turn­ing off the equip­ment.

Anoth­er con­ve­nient way is a smart plug. Of course, you will have to turn off the pow­er man­u­al­ly, but you can do it from any­where, thanks to the appli­ca­tion and net­work con­nec­tion.

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Call by voice

Just tell your smart speak­er to make a call and enjoy the con­ver­sa­tion. Every­thing is just that sim­ple. Smart speak­ers have been one of the biggest hits at trade shows last year and this year. And we can say with con­fi­dence that their time is not in a hur­ry to end. Apple Pod, Google Home, Ama­zon Echo and even Alice from Yan­dex, all of them can not only give orders to oth­er equip­ment, but also fol­low their own instruc­tions. There­fore, a sim­ple com­mand “Call some­one” (here you need to use the name from the con­tact list) will be enough to make a call. At the same time, the speak­er is equipped with both a speak­er and a micro­phone. Dif­fer­ent devices car­ry out the process in dif­fer­ent ways, but com­mands can be giv­en by voice and this is incred­i­bly con­ve­nient.

Always be aware of the whereabouts of children

Even if you are not at home, you can watch house­hold chores, includ­ing your chil­dren. We do not sug­gest that you spy on them at all, but with the help of a cam­era or motion sen­sors, you can set up noti­fi­ca­tions on your smart­phone. Any secu­ri­ty sys­tem with or with­out video sur­veil­lance will do the job. But just imag­ine: tak­ing out a smart­phone, see­ing who has come… if it’s too com­pli­cat­ed, then you can use a more con­ve­nient and sim­ple option — a smart lock from Sam­sung. Only your fam­i­ly mem­bers can open it, you can use your fin­ger­print, and you will instant­ly receive a noti­fi­ca­tion as soon as the chil­dren open the lock. If they decide to leave again, you will be aware too. And most impor­tant­ly, for this you do not need to set up cam­eras and espe­cial­ly take root in the child’s per­son­al space.

Source: Trend For Tech

Get ready for the morning

Ket­tles, mul­ti­cook­ers and oth­er kitchen appli­ances are espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar among smart devices. And they are good because you can make a spe­cial sched­ule for them, which will allow you not to waste time prepar­ing break­fast in the morn­ing. Just set the timer and pre­pare the food from the evening. And when the alarm rings, every­thing will be ready — a hot ket­tle, cof­fee and break­fast. All you have to do is pack up and go to work. You will final­ly be able to sleep peace­ful­ly for an extra half an hour, and the smart home will do every­thing for you.

One of the most ver­sa­tile smart home sys­tems is Xiao­mi. It includes more than 40 devices for var­i­ous tasks and with it all process­es in your home are com­plete­ly under the con­trol of the appli­ca­tion.