What Can You Do with a Smart Home System?

by | Jan 23, 2017 | Electrical

Smart home technology is growing fast every day. Most of the large technology giants like Google, Amazon, and Apple are investing large amounts of funding into this new world of technology, but what can it actually do? Sure, a thermostat that you can adjust with your phone is interesting, but what else can it do?

Tracking Lights

Using sensors, your smart home devices can detect when you enter a room or approach the door. Using your phone to track you these systems will turn the lights on when you enter a room and turn them off when you leave. You can also control them with your phone, so you can turn the lights off without getting out of bed.

Smart Hubs

These started out as simply a way to link all of your devices together, but now they are fully capable devices themselves. These units are usually linked to the vendor’s servers to interpret commands and gather data. They can be used for a number of purposes including ordering a pizza or checking the weather or the traffic report.

Smart Locks

Don’t you hate having to keep a flimsy garage door opener in your car only to have the battery die when it is raining? Well, now you can control your garage door with your smart phone. These systems are compatible with both Android and iOS, so you should not have any trouble finding a system for you. This way, as long as you have your phone and an internet connection you can get inside.


This is just a very short list of capabilities of modern smart home technologies. These technologies have evolved greatly over just the past few years and expect them to continue to grow for several more. As they do evolve, you can expect to see more and more minor tasks being phased out of your life. Call Instinct Electrical today at 02 9938 3188 for smart home options.

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