How To Set Up A Smart Home

There are many benefits to installing smart home solutions. This advanced technology can help to make your daily life more comfortable, reduce your energy bills and give you peace of mind where security is concerned. Interested to find out more? Follow these steps to make your home smart.

Smart Lighting

Control your home’s lights to turn on or off whether you’re in the house or away on holiday. Increase the security by making it look as though someone’s at home even when you’re away. Or simply use this solution to add soft lighting to your home’s corridors at night time to help you find your way when others are asleep.

What you’ll need:

  • Control hub
  • Smart light bulbs
  • App to control individual bulbs or the whole lighting system from your smartphone
Belkin WeMo Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit Bundle
Belkin WeMo Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit Bundle, shop.bt.com

Smart Sleeping

Enjoy the optimum sleeping conditions in your bedroom with a range of smart sleeping solutions. From soft lighting to temperature control, ensure you always get the best night’s sleep possible. Investing in a smart mattress cover will link your individual sleep habits to your alarm clock, the lights in the room as well as the thermostat. Monitoring your heart rate and breathing rate, you’ll be woken at the optimum time for your body clock so you feel refreshed.

What you’ll need:

  • Smart mattress cover – connects to alarm clock, lights and thermostat

Smart Heating

Are your energy bills always sky-high? Do you often forget to turn off your heating while you’re not at home? With smart heating, you can turn it on or off remotely via your smartphone. So if it’s turned cold during the day, you can schedule the heating to come on so your home is toasty when you get back. Likewise, if you’re on holiday and you’ve forgotten to turn it off, you can do so – even if you’re on the other side of the world. This will help to reduce your energy bills and you can use the money you saved to invest in more smart technology.

What you’ll need:

  • Thermostat
  • App to control heating from laptop, tablet or smartphone
LightwaveRF Room Thermostat
LightwaveRF Room Thermostat, shop.bt.com

Smart Security

It’s natural to want to improve your home’s security – whether you spend a lot of time in or out of the house. With smart solutions, you can install automatic locking, CCTV, automated opening and closing of curtains – so you can rest a little easier.

What you’ll need:

  • Smart locking system
  • Control hub
  • CCTV monitor
BT Smart Home Cam 100
BT Smart Home Cam 100, shop.bt.com

Full House Control

Of course, you may be interested in all of the above. If so, you don’t have to invest in separate systems – look for a starter pack kit which will contain everything you need to get your smart home technology up and running. You can always add extra functions at a later date if you like.

What you’ll need:

  • Switches and keypads
  • Starter pack
  • Control hub

So now you know what you need, get started today with BT Shop. Check out the full range of smart home products available and enjoy the benefits for yourself.

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