Build a smart home must see! How to plan a smart home system? 5 things you should know first
For newcomers to the smart home, it is not easy to transform your home into a smart home. The whole process must first absorb the knowledge related to the smart home, and then face problems including product selection, integration between devices, communication between devices…etc. After understanding them, you must also have the ability to install them. This is the only way to successfully create a smoothly operating intelligent home system, bringing more convenience to life.
However, even though I have been writing articles about smart home for more than 2 years, I am not sure that I can explain many related knowledge and concepts clearly in two or three sentences. For this reason, I have written this article to bring out and discuss the most important things in planning a smart family. I have also included links to a number of practical articles I have written previously to add to the completeness of this article. Once you understand these concepts step by step in this article, I believe it will be much easier to build your own smart home.
So let’s start with the basics. What are the benefits of a smart home?
What can a smart home do?
Perhaps you only intended to turn on the lights by voice control, but didn’t think of using sensors to trigger the lights to turn on automatically, so you didn’t take this application into consideration, which would be a pity. What I’m trying to say is that when you know all the things a smart home can do, you can do a more holistic approach to planning and add some scenarios to your smart home system that you hadn’t thought of.
The first benefit of having a device or appliance connected to your home Wi-Fi network is the convenience of control, you can do instant control through your phone or tablet, and more advanced is to use the built-in voice assistant smart speaker to voice control, so you only need to get out a mouth to do, even the action of holding a cell phone is eliminated. Many smart home manufacturers are launching products that focus on making everyday life easier, trying to sell the convenience behind the product to the public.
The second function is to record home information. For example, if you have a smart camera at home, you can not only check the real-time video through your cell phone, but also access the history screen stored in the camera if something really happens. In addition, information such as air quality, temperature, humidity, etc. can be recorded by the corresponding smart devices, so that users can adjust the environmental quality based on this information to make the home environment more comfortable.
The third thing the smart home can do is automation. If you don’t want to keep controlling the smart devices in your home by voice or manually, you can go further and set the so-called automatic scenes, daily arrangements or rules, for example.
Once 8:00 a.m. arrives on weekdays, open the smart curtains to let the sun shine into the bedroom
Turn on the living room air conditioner in advance when the phone GPS locates that you are coming home
When the motion sensor detects someone passing by, it will trigger the room light to turn on.
As long as you set up these automatic scenes according to your own habits, the smart device will operate on its own according to the current situation and no longer requires user’s operation or instruction intervention. Incidentally, time, location and sensor status are the three “trigger conditions” that can be used to make the automation scenarios start to act.
Lazy person focus: the main functions of the smart home are three, respectively.
1. convenient control. 2.
2. environmental monitoring & recording. 3.
How to start a smart home for newcomers?
If you are looking forward to the convenience brought by the smart home and plan to start building your own smart home, you will certainly encounter a problem immediately, that is, where to start? How to take the first step is very much related to the budget, time and enthusiasm that you have.
First, if you have a budget but not much time, we suggest that you go directly to a company that specializes in planning and installing smart homes, such as FLH Fermi, HWF, and DUCTECH…etc. These companies can create the ideal smart home for their customers according to their needs. Some of them help customers plan a complete smart home based on their own brands, while others help you integrate smart products from different brands so that the devices can work smoothly alone or with each other, and further add features such as Siri or Google Assistant voice control as needed.
The other way is that you have the time and enthusiasm to do all the installation planning by yourself, so you have to understand more things, including the types of smart home devices, the selection of integration platform, the way to connect between devices, etc. After planning out a prototype, and then also hands-on installation, some installation will involve professional areas, such as wall switch wiring, curtain track and door lock installation, these require a certain degree of DIY ability, if the relevant knowledge is not enough may still need to find another plumbing or professional masters to help.