1. Choose the right product for you and your budget.
There are a lot of smart home products on the market and choosing the right one for you can be difficult. When selecting a new product, consider what you want each one to do. Do you simply want your lights to turn on and off or do you also prefer different light temperatures and colors? Do you want security cameras to watch for delivery drivers or to check in on your pet? When selecting your product also consider your budget. As technology advances, there are several options within each price range. Do your research, but remember, selecting the right products can be fun and exciting.
2. Be consistent.
Consistency is key when starting any new smart home. When possible, stay with a brand you like. Being consistent can reduce the amount of apps being used on your smart phone to help simplify the experience. Many companies offer a variety of smart home products. However, if you choose several different products, it is best to use brands that work well together. For example, Lifx and Nest products can communicate with each other to enhance your smart home experience.
3. Connect smartly.
I like to recommend a smart home speaker when connecting your devices. With several options on the market like Amazon Echo and Google Home, there is one that will fit your needs and budget. These products not only enhance your smart home experience, but make controlling your new smart home products more fun and convenient.