Living in the Digital Age is a beautiful thing. From smartphones to modern conveniences like Siri and Alexa, there’s never been a better time to be alive.

If your home isn’t yet connected to the network, you may not realize what you’re missing. At SevenAV, we are experts in bringing your Twin Cities home into the Digital Age. If you’re wondering how greater connectivity could improve your life, we’ve put together this handy guide to a few of the many advantages of a smart home.

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What Is a Smart Home?

In its simplest terms, a smart home is a home equipped with network-connected devices for the purpose of automating your home or making your life more convenient. This allows you to remotely access, control, and automate everything from your thermostat to your entertainment system using your phone, watch, or tablet.

A smart home connects to your wi-fi and allows you to use voice activation to communicate with connected devices.

The possibilities are almost limitless when it comes to smart devices, but these are some of the most popular.

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat allows you to adjust your home’s temperature from anywhere and even program your thermostat to adjust at certain times of day.

Smart Lighting

Smart lighting can be programmed to come at certain times or activated remotely.

Smart Security System

A smart security system allows homeowners to check their cameras or arm their system from anywhere.

Smart Kitchen Appliances

You’d be surprised at how many kitchen appliances are available with smart technology!

Connect your coffee maker and program it to come on as you’re getting ready for work in the morning. Use voice control to get exactly the amount of water you need for cooking with your smart faucet. Air fryers, instant pots, and even meat thermometers are available with smart technology these days.

Smart Entertainment System

Gone are the days of hunting for the remote control to turn on your favorite TV show or adjust the volume. Instead, just ask Alexa or Siri.

Smart Laundry

No more checking on your washer to see when the laundry is ready. Instead, just wait for your phone to send you an alert.

Reasons to Invest in a Smart Home

These are just a few of the many advantages of living in a smart home:

A smart home is a safer, more secure home.

One of the biggest advantages of a smart home is the increased safety factor. In the past, having peace of mind when away from home meant depending on nanny cams and neighbors. But with a smart home, your security and surveillance system is completely accessible with your device.

If you want to check on your home from across the ocean, all you have to do is open an app. Instead of coming home to a dark living room, a smart home lets you turn on your lights before you finish dinner across town. Unlock a door remotely with a smart lock or disarm your security system by simply logging into a phone app.

Smart homes save on energy costs.

Are you spending more than you wish you were on your monthly energy bills? A smart home also allows you to track and minimize your home’s energy usage, reducing your carbon footprint and your monthly energy costs.

You can automate your home’s thermostat and lighting to adjust while you are away during the workweek. If you’re away for the evening unexpectedly, simply hop online and adjust the temperature and lights. You can also turn appliances on and off from anywhere.

You can monitor smart features.

With a smart home, you can log in and check out how much time each family member is spending online or how much TV your family is watching. You’ll be able to keep a closer eye on your energy usage as well.

You can create a household routine using your smart devices.

One of the coolest advantages of a smart home is the ability to establish routines. With your connected lighting and stereo systems, you can create a routine using your virtual assistant for major transitions throughout the day.

When you wake up, simply use a “Good morning” command to adjust lighting, start a pot of coffee, report the weather, and turn on your home theater system so you can catch the news. It can also help you manage your day’s schedule. At bedtime, a similar command will cause lighting to dim, adjust the thermostat, and shut off electronic devices.

Minnesota Smart Home and TV Installation Experts

If you’re ready to bring your home into the modern era, our team of expert smart home and tv installation professionals can help you get started. We can help you sort through the digital assistants and smart home devices available to determine which will work best for you. Then, we’ll set up your smart technology, make sure everything is connected, and show you how to use your smart devices!

Whether you’re looking for a way to upgrade your home or simply excited about finding new ways to bring tech into your life, we can help you get started. Give us a call at 763-420-1070, or contact us to schedule a free in-home estimate.