Create your smart home in 3 simple steps – Gulf News
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Have you ever wanted an automated smart home but been put off by the high costs and complex technology? Creating a functional and personalised smart home doesn’t necessarily involve exorbitant technical capabilities and costs.
This guide will see three simple steps to transform your home into a custom smart home with Tapo products. Their range of surveillance cameras, light bulbs, and smart plugs is intelligent, simple, and integrated into a single app!
What is a Smart Home?
A smart home is where Internet of Things (IoT) devices are connected to the Internet and communicate to create an integrated home system. They make life easier and optimise energy consumption.
In a smart home, you can create routines that automate various actions. It might include turning the coffee machine on at dawn, starting the irrigation system at night, turning the lights on or off at the desired time, and ensuring your property is safe through camera surveillance.
Smart homes have many advantages compared with traditional homes. While smart speakers and security systems are currently the most in-demand solutions, IoT touches many aspects of home life. You can manage your appliances and lighting systems remotely, monitor your home, send alerts for suspicious activities, and save on your energy bills.
Advantages at a glance:
• Automation and Comfort
• Total control of your home
3 simple steps
The first step in turning your home into a smart home is ensuring that a wireless network covers your home.
Second, you need to connect all the smart devices to your home network.
Finally, you need to manage your smart home simply and intuitively. It will give you complete control of your smart home no matter where you are.
These steps do not involve complex technical manipulations and exorbitant costs as one might imagine. Tapo offers a range of convenient smart home products that are easy to install and manage, integrated into one app.
1. Reliable WiFi Connection
First, it’s essential to ensure you have wireless coverage in your smart home. Consider whether it’s necessary to extend it with a range extender, a powerline, or a mesh system. TP-Link offers various solutions to optimise your wireless network connection with the most suitable product for your needs. Once you’ve created a wireless network for your home, you are ready to install your smart home devices.
2. Install Smart Devices
Surveillance cameras, light bulbs, and smart plugs are integral to creating a smart home. Home security is at the top of the needs for most approaching the IoT world. Smart WiFi cameras are the easiest and cheapest way to control your smart home from anywhere. Smart bulbs allow you to customise the best lighting for every smart home occasion. Many appliances in your house can be turned into smart devices simply by connecting them to a smart plug.
Let’s find out the features and benefits of all these smart home devices.
It’s essential to monitor your home for safety when away from home. It is also helpful to watch pets or children when we have to leave the room they are in temporarily.
Tapo’s smart home WiFi surveillance cameras have many features:
• Advanced Night Vision – High-definition shooting even at night
• Safe Storage – Video storage on MicroSD Card up to 256GB (the Tapo Care Cloud subscription service is …….