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9 Basic Tips for Transforming Your House Into A Smart Home


August 31, 2023

9 Basic Tips for Transforming Your House Into A Smart Home

Smart Home Singapore – The market for smart homes in Singapore is poised for tremendous growth. The sector’s value, which reached USD 125 million in 2018, is forecasted to increase at a double-digit rate until 2025. It is clear that many people in Singapore are eager to enhance the level of convenience, efficiency, and security they can experience at home through a network of seamlessly interconnected smart devices. A smarter home can also improve the quality of life for senior citizens and people with disabilities, especially those who are living on their own.

Thankfully, it won’t be hard to transform your house into a smart home now, that there are plenty of affordable technologies and guides available to help you do so. Here are some useful tips to make your home in Singapore a smart one: 

1) Assess Your Needs and Goals

Before you begin investing money in making your home smarter, take a moment to reflect on your lifestyle and priorities. Identify specific areas that could benefit from automation and connectivity.  Is your goal to optimize your energy consumption, or do you want to enhance your home’s security against intruders?

For instance, if you spend a lot of time on the road and want to be able to check on your property or family members from a distance, you can find specific tools and devices to achieve this objective. Once you do, you can also determine how much you will spend on your smart home upgrade.

2) Secure a Reliable Internet Connection

You will also want to evaluate your current internet setup to ensure that it can effectively support the demands of a smart home. This is especially important if you plan to integrate a multitude of devices that rely on continuous online communication.

If you have a large home with multiple levels, consider investing in a mesh Wi-Fi system. This option is capable of offering optimal coverage throughout your living space by creating a network of interconnected access points, eradicating dead zones, and ensuring a consistent internet connection across all corners of your home.

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3) Choose the Right Smart Home Platform

Ensure that you choose a platform that you find easy to navigate and that is largely compatible with your existing tech ecosystem. The most popular platforms in the market are compatible with a wide range of devices. Furthermore, they can be controlled using your preferred voice assistant.

4) Get Started with Basic Smart Devices

There are fundamental smart devices that you can use to establish the foundation for your smart home ecosystem. Smart speakers typically act as virtual assistants by responding to your voice commands and managing your devices. Smart plugs empower you to remotely control traditional appliances remotely, eliminating the need to rush back home to switch off forgotten devices. On the other hand, a smart thermostat grants you the ability to regulate your home’s temperature through your smartphone, thereby enhancing your home’s energy efficiency.

5) Use Smart Technology to Enhance Your Home’s Security and Safety

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Koble’s Smart Door / Gate Lock

Security is paramount in any home, even in a safe country like Singapore. To create a safe space for your loved ones, consider incorporating devices that will help you enjoy peace of mind.

Smart locks revolutionize access control by allowing you to lock or unlock your doors remotely. This capability will be particularly handy when you’re expecting guests or service providers. Meanwhile, equipping your home with smart security cameras and sensors enables you to monitor your property in real-time, receive alerts, and even communicate with visitors via your smartphone.

6) Light Up Your House the Smart Way

Using smart lighting solutions is an excellent method for customizing the ambiance of your home while minimizing energy consumption. Replace traditional light bulbs with smart bulbs that you can dim, brighten, or change the colour of using a simple app or voice command.

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Koble’s Smart Switches

Alternatively, you can install smart switches that transform your existing lighting fixtures into remotely controllable ones. This allows you to set the mood for different occasions, create lighting schedules, and even sync your lights with your entertainment system for a more immersive experience.

7) Modernise Your Entertainment Options

Elevate your home entertainment with the use of smart devices. It’s now possible to sync your TV with streaming services and control everything from your preferred seat with a single voice command. On the other hand, smart sound systems allow you to play your favorite tunes in different rooms, creating a cohesive mood throughout your space.

Whether you’re keen on watching a movie, following a recipe, or hosting a virtual dance party, the smart entertainment devices in your home will make all these activities effortlessly convenient.

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8) Invest in Efficient Energy Management

Singapore’s tropical climate means that many homes in the Lion City rely on electrical devices to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. Smart thermostats and energy monitoring devices can simplify the process of controlling the temperature within your home by providing the ability to adjust it remotely. This can result in cost savings on your energy bills, all while ensuring your family’s comfort.

Furthermore, these devices provide the capability to monitor your energy consumption in real-time and analyse your home’s energy usage patterns. Such insights can be utilized to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more environmentally sustainable future for Singapore.

9) Create Automation Routines

Imagine waking up to a house that’s already prepared for the day ahead or returning home to a cosy, well-lit haven. With automation routines, these scenarios can become a reality.

Set up routines that trigger specific actions based on certain events, times, or your location. For instance, during your morning routine, you can simultaneously adjust the thermostat, turn on the coffee machine, and gradually illuminate your bedroom to gently wake you up.

Get Started On Your Own Smart Home Journey!

As you integrate these intelligent technologies into your home in Singapore, the latter will gradually transform into a haven of convenience and efficiency. The key is to start small, build gradually, and tailor your choices to your unique needs.

Interested in getting that smarter life you deserve? Come down to our Smart Experience Centre at 73 Ubi Road 1, Lobby 5, #07-54 Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408733. You can also contact us today at 8129 4164 to get started on your transformation journey!

For HDB or new BTO homeowners, you can also look into our HDB Smart Home Packages or read up on the 7 Benefits Of A Smart Home

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