What Makes a Smart Home?

WHAT MAKES A SMART HOME?

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What factors are involved in making a smart home? We’ve narrowed it down to a three simple steps.

  1. Security

    We cover all the bases. Link all windows and doors, to a central system. Cameras give you a view of every area you need to see. Arming presets can be modified and personalized for your home.

  2. Entertainment

    Using presets and easy interfaced touchscreens, you can set exactly what you want to watch along with the lighting.

  3. Accessibility

    Easy access from wherever you are is another feature of a smart home. From any device, any where in the world, you can login to your home and watch the camera feed, the motion sensor activity and control the lights and smart devices in your home.

Guide To Lighting

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WHAT DEFINES GOOD LIGHTING?


WARM OR COOL?

We always tend to lean on the warmer side of things. In homes especially, warm lighting is essential to making everything feel more familiar and homey. It tends to make people feel more comfortable and welcome.


PLACEMENT.

Creating “tents” of light is helpful in making a space more cozy. Reflecting lighting off of different walls distributes the light, creating a glow throughout the room. So try dispersing your lighting strategically. Hint: Corners work nicely.


BARE BULB OR COVERED?

Depending on the bulb you choose, covering can be necessary or not. If you decide on an LED, covering or shading might be helpful as it cuts glare and the brightness. Otherwise clear glass looks nice and no light is sacrificed. Clear glass is good for warmer Edison-esque lighting.


LED OR INCANDESCENT?

We will almost always opt for LED. A few years ago if we wanted warm lighting it was essential to use Incandescent. but now LED lighting can be customized to give off warm glows that fall lower on the Kelvin scale. LED is also the best option for energy efficiency. 75% less energy is used to produce light and their lifespan is approximately 25x longer compared to an incandescent bulb.

 

Written by: Peyton Schebler

Photography: Daniel Schebler