Smart Homes: How smart should your home be?

Updated: Sep 17

What comes to your mind when you hear the words “Smart Home”? For many, it is the ability to control your home from a phone, for some, it might be better a home security system.


What are Smart Homes?


In simple terms - A smart home can do anything you want it to do. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? That is the beauty of a smart home, you can customize the lighting, temperature, windows, home security systems (and more!) according to your preferences.


Benefits of Smart Homes


Smart Home systems play a big role in using energy efficiently, they allow you to control the lighting or temperature in every room of your house from a device. You don’t even need to worry about forgetting to turn off the lights before you leave the house because you can control your automated home from anywhere!


Home automation companies such as Aura have been working on implementing features that let you control your house through Smart Assistants like Alexa and Siri as well.


Large organizations have been releasing a range of smart home appliances such as the Samsung smart fridge, the Philips air purifier, and many more allowing customers to create the ideal smart home.


One of the major reasons why having a Smart Home is valuable is due to the variety of advanced smart home gadgets available.


Once again, smart security systems can make your house as secure as you want it to be.

  • You can have Facial Recognition

  • Fingerprint systems along with main door locks that unlock your house

  • Anti-Theft alert systems that send a warning to your smartphone immediately when suspicious activity is detected

  • 24/7 cctv camera monitoring

  • Digital door locks that you can control remotely. The possibilities are endless!

How do Smart Homes Work?



Smart home automation systems come with adaptive learning skills as well, they can understand patterns in your behaviour. If you shut your window curtains every day in the evening, your Smart Home will overtime do this on its own. It can provide the perfect entertainment environment for when you just want to relax and enjoy a movie.


Smart homes systems are less complicated given the emergence of user-friendly systems such as Aura which allow users to simply plug-and-play their devices creating a seamless experience.


You can be as creative and flexible with how smart you want your home to be, and you are always guaranteed comfort and security by investing in a Smart Home.

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