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 Seven’s Home Theater serving the Twin Cities, we are experts in bringing your 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.


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.


Here are just a few appliances that can connect to a smart home:

●        Security or surveillance system

●        Central heat and air

●        Lighting

●        Home stereo system


Increase Your Home’s Safety

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, turn on your lights before you finish dinner across town. Unlock a door or disarm your security system with the touch of a button.


Create a Routine

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.


Monitor Energy Use

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 work week. 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.


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. 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.