What is a Smart Home?
The term “Smart Home” refers to a house or commercial building containing a network of devices all connected and communicating with each other. A smart home infrastructure allows you to remotely control different aspects of your home such as lighting and heating, monitor your usage and analyse historical data.
By installing a home automation system, you will effectively have control of your entire house at the touch of your finger. You can adjust your air conditioning or heating, control your TV and radio, switch appliances on & off, change the ambient level and colour of your lighting, and set your alarm and video surveillance from any room in your house or remotely from anywhere in the world. It will even help you reduce your energy consumption.
What are Smart Home devices?
The most popular choices for consumers are the Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices. They vary in size and ability, from Google Minis and Echo Dots - personal assistants that can control your lights and play music on demand - to Google Home Hubs, capable of streaming YouTube videos and shuffling through your favourite personal photo galleries.
For those interested in home security, Nest and Ring systems are popular options. Both technologies incorporate security cameras and smart doorbells, which notify you when someone is at your door and allow you to speak through the devices, enabling you to take in your parcels even when you’re not at home or warn off potential intruders.
The Nest family of devices also includes a thermostat, which connects to all of the other smart devices in your home. The Nest thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature of your home and set timers without needing to leave from the comfort of your sofa.
Whatever you might be after, there is a smart device out there that has you covered. Smart Home systems aim to make our lives easier by taking away the worry of having to remember to turn on the heating, set the alarms, close the shutters and switch off the lights on top of everything that comes with our daily lives.
This is the third time I have used ADS and as usual, they did not disappoint. I have recently moved house and the team have installed and set me up with an intricate AV system over 10 + rooms. They have fully integrated Sky, Freeview, DVD, CCTV and SONOS.
ADS Highly Recommended!
ADS supplied and fitted a satellite, aerial and internet-linked my property in London. From start to finish (from the initial phone call from Francesca who was very informative and had a very polite phone manner), to the fitters who were knowledgeable, competent and extremely helpful (they came up with some great ideas and were keen to help me out in every way!) to the boss Alex who phoned me to make sure I was happy with the work, they were all excellent and a pleasure to deal with. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
I would recommend Steve and the ADS team in a heartbeat. Excellent knowledge, expert installations and after-care. They love a problem to solve, nothing is too difficult.
They never just walk away after a job; they are willing and able to come back out at a moments notice if there is a problem. I guess the difference is they really care about the service they offer.
Well worth the investment made for our home.
On a personal level, they are lovely chaps!
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