Balmoral homes are built for the 21st century and beyond. Homes come with enhanced home automation features designed to make your life comfortable, efficient and enjoyable. However, simply owning these gadgets is not enough. To truly reap the benefits, you need to know how to maximize their potential. Here are some tips:
Check Your Wiring
You can’t optimize your smart home technology if your wiring is out of date. All Balmoral homes are built with the latest Cat 6 wiring, allowing you to make the most of your home technology now and in the future.
Your Network Matters
Smart home devices are connected to your Wi-Fi router which in turn runs off your broadband internet connection. You need a strong, reliable provider to ensure your system doesn’t go down when you need it the most. Balmoral residents benefit from the Xfinity fiber distribution network which allows you to control devices easily and quickly when you aren’t at home.
Your Hub is Your Friend
Integrating new home technology optimizes the performance of all your devices. Doing so can save you money and optimize your bandwidth. A smart hub like the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch included in Balmoral homes also allows you to control all your devices from a single app on your phone or tablet.
Basic home automation systems usually include a smart thermostat, lights, door locks and garage door openers. You can upgrade these systems at your builder’s design center. A key aspect of this is creating a cohesive ecosystem. Choose products that are compatible with popular smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit. This will allow you to control multiple devices through a single interface and automate various tasks.
Get to Know Your Voice Assistant
Digital voice assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google Home allow you to control your home technology with your voice. Familiarize yourself with how they work. Most allow you to set up routines and skills. These are a series of pre-programmed commands that can control multiple devices. A “wake up” command set up for a certain time can turn on your alarm, open the blinds and brew your coffee.
Enhance Your Home Security
Balmoral homes are prewired with the latest electronic monitoring system allowing you to install smart security cameras, doorbell cameras and smart locks to monitor and control access to your home remotely. Alerts and notifications are sent to your phone or tablet. It’s worth upgrading the base system to ensure your comfort and peace of mind.
Stay informed about firmware updates and new releases for your devices. Embrace upgrades to take advantage of improved functionality, security patches and compatibility with the latest innovations. Many devices are set to automatically update but you can turn this feature on or off depending on your preferences.
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Unlock the full potential of new home technology by making the move to Balmoral. Visit today to learn whyBalmoral homes are the smart choice.