It’s 2022, and home automation is not just for the tech-savvy anymore.
It’s a really exciting time to buy smart home products in India. The Indian home automation space is seeing a lot of innovations popping up as of late.
Security - The first and foremost thing smart homes can help us with is safety. Whether it’s via intelligent sensors that can detect potential fire or intruders attempting to get in; whether it’s giving advice to improve one's physical health, smart homes can make our home foolproof.
Health and fitness - Smart homes are expected to become the ultimate fitness centres in 2022, helping us maintain a healthy lifestyle across cities and towns in India. Fitness band integration would be widespread; specialized apps will connect it with smart beds, weighing scales, walking boards would all be used to help us get fit better at home without ever having to leave for the gym.
Smart laundry - The age-old task of doing laundry will get smarter in 2022. Home automation companies are putting in whole-hearted efforts to make sure that their smart devices are easy to be used by customers from all walks of life - whether they are informed about the technology or not.
And the best part? A lot of these devices are plug-and-play. This means that you won’t have to go through the hassle of rewiring your existing or new homes.
About Home Automation
Home automation is an easy and convenient way to control the electronic devices in your home through voice assistants or smart gadgets. You can even control them remotely, or better - have them automatically trigger one another so that you don't have to control them manually.
Smart products not only save your time and make life simpler but also save you a lot of money on electricity bills every month.
If you are new to home automation, read our comprehensive Beginners Guide to Smart Home Automation to gain more insights.
Home Automation Possibilities
You can make an almost endless list of combinations and unlock unlimited potential with just a few smart devices.
It would be impossible to cover them all. But we did put together a list of 7 essential smart home automation ideas that you can use to improve the efficiency and convenience of your home:
Read along to know more in detail.
1. Run a morning routine when you wake up
There’s one thing we all hate about mornings: being jolted awake by the alarm. We’ve suffered long enough. It’s time that changed.
Set a waking up routine and bring lights up gradually in the morning. Have your AC temperature go up, smart blinds open and alarm sound rise gradually.
As you wake up, light music starts playing and you enter the day with a serene mind rather than a grumpy one.
2. Switch off everything after you leave
Sometimes in a mindless rush, it’s quite natural to forget to switch off one or more appliances. The thought suddenly hits you at work and in normal conditions, there’s nothing you can do about it.
But with the power of smart technology, you can have all the devices turn off automatically when you leave home. You can either use Wozart Sense at the door to detect motion while leaving or take advantage of Wozart's Geo-aware feature to detect your location and turn devices off or on as you leave or return to your home.
3. Geofencing to detect your location & welcome you in
Geofencing technology is used to trigger actions when your device enters a previously set location. This can come in handy when you return home at night.
Once you reach say 100m near your home, the garage doors can automatically open up and the trail lights leading up to your doorway can turn on. The lights and fan in your living room can also be set to turn on so that you don’t have to manually do so.
4. Set the mood for movie night
Watching a movie is an experience that should be felt in all its glory. But you don’t have to run around the house setting the mood for it. You can ask your home to do it for you.
Invoke your entertainment mode command and have the smart blinds close, smart lights dim to 20%, the TV turn on, and start playing your favourite movie.
5. Humidity control for the perfect shower
Everybody loves a long shower after a tiring day. But there’s only one problem with it - the humidity that follows. It creates the perfect environment for mold growth in your bathroom which in turn can affect your skin and hair health.
And it is not likely that you remember to turn on the exhaust fan every time you leave the bathroom. So what is the solution? A Wozart Sense that automatically detects the humidity level in your bathroom and turns on the fan to let out all the humid air.
6. Grab a midnight snack without disturbing the family
Fumbling around in the dark, looking for the refrigerator can be tricky business. You might end up breaking a few glasses or even hurting yourself. But switching on the lights is also a big no-no. You don’t want the family to wake up, do you?
You can automate your way out of this fix by having the kitchen light turn on automatically at 20% intensity when you walk in post-midnight.