Networked homes are the newest trend in home building. Long gone are the days of telephone and cable jacks in all the rooms of the home. Now, people are getting “smart homes” that has automated features, wireless internet and high definitely TVs throughout the home.
Your touch panels not only control your thermostat, but now control your lights, security features, audio and even the hot tub. The options are truly unlimited with what you can automate in your home to be controlled by the push of a button on a wall panel or from your smart phone. Here is a look at how you can create a networked home.
How to make your home networked
Having a wireless Wi-Fi connection in all the rooms of your home is the place to start. Wi-Fi is used for more than your laptop computer; it will be used for apps on your tablets that allow you to turn things on or off in your home. You should still have an Ethernet cable with strategic placing to ensure strong coverage. This will be useful for streaming videos on the TV.
Automation is great for entertainment in your home because you can control your TV’s surround sound, multi-room audio and get Internet radio services through networking. By using the touchscreen apps, you can turn the music up and other great features by getting a wireless digital audio system and placing it close to the speakers.
Getting a “smart home” means that you can control functions throughout the house from an on-wall touchscreen, handheld controller or app and even on the TV and through the internet. Many people are controlling their security systems, lighting and HVAC through a smart device.
Long gone are the days of being at work and realizing you forget to lock up your home; you can lock it up through the touch of a button on your smart phone. Turn the heat down while lying in bed or turn the lights down from the dinner table.
“Smart homes” are the way of the future and a great option for those considering building a home soon.
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