Here is the ultimate beginner's guide to starting out with smart homes.
Getting into smart home tech can be really, really exciting and fun – especially if you're quite tech-savvy, to begin with. But, if you're just starting out, the whole concept can seem quite daunting as you don't want to invest in the wrong equipment, assistants and software.
But, at the end of the day, you have to start somewhere. The whole concept of a smart home is to incorporate devices to help assist in your day-to-day home living. Why do physical chores and tasks if a digital device can do it for you – and, possibly, more efficiently as well.
One thing to keep in mind is that, for the most part, smart home technologies will never replace what you do, but rather be considered a tool to assist you in your home living.
For example, if you work at home and usually have your headphones on while working and find yourself constantly looking out the window because you're expecting someone to arrive at your door. Why not invest in a smart doorbell that notifies you when someone' arrives? This is pretty much the same concept throughout many smart home systems.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Smart Home Solver, on the Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing a Smart Home.