4 Tips for Creating a Home Automation System


If you want to enjoy a smart home with a full home automation system that allows you remote and programmable access to things such as your thermostat, security system, smoke alarms, lights, and security cameras, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you work to build your home automation system.

Consider LAN Connections

With most home automation devices, you can access them using a wireless signal. However, with wireless devices, you can run into issues with signal interference, or the device may be out of range of your router and thus not get the signal you want it to have. That is why you should instead consider wiring your home with CAT6 wires so that you can have a LAN connection. With a LAN connection, you can still remotely access and control your home automation system, everything is just hardwired for a more stable connection.

Analyze Your Home for Dead Spots

If you want to use wireless connections, you will want to use a Wi-Fi analysis app to find out where you have dead spots in your home, where the signal is weaker. Also, keep in mind that your home can only support so many devices via Wi-Fi before you notice a drop in your performance. That is why you should use LAN connections where possible and be aware of where you have weaker Wi-Fi signals in your home so you can be selective.

Connect to a Power Source

Third, when setting up systems in your home, try to connect to a power source and reduce your battery dependency. As you add more devices to your network, maintain and keep all your devices charged with the proper batteries. Hardwiring your devices, and connecting them directly to a power source, can make managing your devices more comfortable.

Invest in a Smart Thermostat 

Fourth, when it comes to what home automation devices you should invest in first, you should invest in a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat is incredibly functional because it can save money on your heating and cooling and reduce your energy usage. If you wonder where to start when it comes to adding to your home automation system, begin with a smart thermostat.

When it comes to building a smart home, connecting your devices directly to a wired network and electricity is the best way to ensure your devices always function. Remember, you can add to your security system over time, allowing you to add increased functionality to your home.


30 November 2020

How Secure Is Your Home?

If someone really wanted to break into your home and steal your television, jewelry, or cash, do you think they could? If your answer is "yes," then you probably need to beef up your security system. A good system does not just deter intruders. It stops them entirely. So what does such a system consist of? For one, it has a great network of cameras that feed to your smartphone, so you always know exactly what is going on. It should also be programmed to call the police in the case of an intruder, which helps keep the criminal from getting away. Keep reading the posts on this blog, which we created to help educate homeowners about security, and you will learn a lot more.