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Everything You Need To Know About Smart Switches in 2023

January 18, 2023

Everything You Need To Know About Smart Switches in 2023

Smart Switches are quickly gaining popularity among homeowners. They replace traditional light switches. You can control lights and other appliances with the touch of a button, through a smartphone app or voice control.

One of the biggest advantages of Smart switches is their ability to offer convenience. With the option to control your lights and appliances with ease, you’ll never have to walk to the wall switch. You can also set schedules for your lights and appliances, so they turn on and off automatically at specific times, saving you energy and money on your electricity bill.

Another advantage is their ability to integrate with other smart home devices. With the help of a smart home hub, you can connect your Smart switches to other devices such as thermostats, security cameras, and more, creating a truly connected and automated home. Smart home-related devices are projected to reach US $197.60m in 2023. A big part of this growing acceptance of smart solutions is Smart switches, which have become an indispensable part of home automation.

When it comes to design, Smart switches come in a variety of styles and finishes to match any home décor. From sleek and modern to more traditional, you can find a smart switch that will complement the look and feel of your home.

Additionally, these switches also add an extra layer of security to your home. Receive notifications when there is anomalous switch activity. This allows you to keep an eye on your home even when you’re away. With that said, it is important to understand the potential of Smart switches before purchase and installation. Hence, this article will comprehensively discuss everything you need to know as follow,

  • How do Smart Switches work In Singapore?
  • Common features and benefits of a smart switch.
  • Things to consider before installing a smart switch.

How Do Smart Switches Work in Singapore?

A smart switch essentially replaces a traditional switch, which means that it can control almost anything connected to it, including any appliances and lights.  The difference between Traditional and Smart switches lies in its feature. Smart switches are controlled by a mobile app or via voice.

It is important to understand how a Smart Switch work and how you can plan for it in Singapore.

Switch aesthetics need to match the theme of your house as well.

Get spoiled by different switch options.

Common Features and Benefits of Smart Switches

The following shows some of the common features of a Smart Switch.

1. Voice control

Enjoy convenience as voice-enabled Smart switches allow you to control your lights with just your voice, making it easy to turn them on or off without ever having to leave the comfort of your couch or bed. With voice-enabled switches, you can control your lights without having to physically touch the switch. This makes it perfect for those with mobility issues or for those who are busy with other tasks.

2. App control

Mobile app enable easy and convenient control of Smart switches. This is perhaps the most common control option available in the Singapore Market.

3. Automation and smart scenes

Automate your daily tasks and routines using Smart switches. Some examples include:
1. Scheduling lights to turn on and off at specific times, such as turning on a light in the morning to simulate sunrise or turning off lights at night when everyone is asleep.

2. Integrating Smart switches with other smart devices, such as a smart thermostat, to automatically adjust the temperature based on whether the lights are on or off.

3. Setting up “scenes” or “routines” that control multiple lights and devices at once, such as turning on all the lights in the living room and adjusting the thermostat to a specific temperature when you say “good morning” to your virtual assistant.

4. Using Smart switches to control other smart devices, such as a smart lock, to automatically lock the doors when you turn off the lights and leave the house.

5 Automating lights to turn on or off in sequence or in response to certain triggers, such as motion sensors or door/window sensors, to improve security and convenience.

4. Security

Smart switches can enhance the security of a house in several ways:
1. With a smart switch, you can control your lights remotely, even when you’re away from home. This allows you to turn lights on and off, giving the appearance that someone is still at home, deterring potential burglars.

2. Programme Smart switches to activate lights at specific times or based on your location, creating the illusion of activity in the house even when you’re away.

3. Integrate Smart switches with other smart devices. They include motion sensors, door locks, window sensors and cameras. Automate the light to turn on when motion is detected.

4. Pair security cameras with Koble’s Hera Smart Switch. This allows you to monitor your home remotely, and turn on or off lights if needed.

5. Integrate video doorbell with Koble’s Hera Smart Switch. This allows you to view visitors who are at your doorstep.

Things to Consider Before Buying Your Smart Switches

All that remains is to learn the important factors to consider before buying and installing your smart switch.

1. Operational Capabilities

This is arguably the most important factor to consider before investing money in Smart switches. Make sure it works with an app or is compatible with voice commands or both. Most Smart switches have both functions but double-check with a smart home specialist to avoid any unfortunate surprises.

Once the operation procedure is clarified, next will be checking for compatibility.

2. Connection Protocol and Compatibility

Typically, Smart switches are purchased with the intention of connecting them to other (existing) smart solutions, such as smart lights, doorbells, and other smart devices. It would be a counterproductive and utter waste of money if the smart switch were not compatible with them. Also, check if it is compatible with your preferred smart hub.

A smart switch needs to communicate wirelessly. There are three main connection protocols used in Singapore. ZigBee, Zwave and WiFi.

The Zigbee or Z-wave smart home hub is designed for a wider connection, which makes it suitable for large homes. Zigbee protocol, for instance, is known to have an incredible range of 60 feet and mesh capability. A zigbee hub also has the capability to handle up to 65,000 devices. Wi-Fi Smart switches should be avoided if possible.

3. Hassle-Free Installation

When it comes to installation, hiring a licensed and professional electrician is critical. The Koble team offers the most trustworthy and reliable service complimented by our past customers.

Check out more about Koble Smart Switches and How Should You Plan for It.

Talk to our smart home specialist today and find out more about the Koble smart switch that meets all these conditions.

In conclusion, Smart switches are a great addition to any smart home. They offer convenience and comfort for your daily life. With a variety of styles and finishes to choose from, it’s easy to find a switch that will complement your home décor. And the added layer of security they provide is an added bonus. If you’re considering making your home a smart home, Smart switches are a great place to start. With their many benefits, they’re sure to make your home more convenient, comfortable and secure.

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