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What is a smart home?

A well-planned smart home combines various compatible smart home products to offer you convenience, efficiency and security. You can set smart devices to meet your needs and reduce energy use, and some smart technology tools can even learn from your daily patterns in order to recommend settings or schedules.

If you’ve ever researched what to look for when buying a smart thermostat, you’ll know that using the device is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint. A smart thermostat can limit heating or cooling energy use when you’re not home while also providing you with a detailed report on your energy consumption. Shop ENERGY STAR-certified smart thermostats to get the most eco-friendly models available.

Outfitting your lights with smart light bulbs can also save energy and may help make your home safer and more secure. Smart bulbs can be programmed to go off at certain times or come on after dark so that you return to a well-lit house. You can also program them to create the impression that someone is home when you’re away or out of town.

Benefits of smart home automation.

Just imagine what it would mean to be able to control your lighting, security and home thermostat all with a smartphone app or with a smart speaker or a smart display. With smart home security tech, you can receive alerts about movement detected by outdoor smart security cameras or a smart doorbell, letting you feel better about leaving the house.

And, smart home tech doesn’t stop just there. Smart nursery tech makes it easier to keep an eye on your little one after you tuck them into bed. A  smart garage door opener provides a seamless return to your residence and allows you to share entry with approved guests when you’re not home. If you’re just beginning to explore smart home options, a good starting point is to look over the ten best smart home devices.

You will also want a reliable and secure Wi-Fi network to keep your smart home automation running seamlessly. If your Wi-Fi coverage is spotty in certain areas, consider using Wi-Fi extenders or mesh Wi-Fi to eliminate dead zones. If you want help setting everything up, you can contact Best Buy’s smart home services, where experts are standing by to help with any issue or question you might have.