Why a Smart home in a small apartment
“Smart homes” are gaining more and more popularity every day. The system can be seen in many private homes and large apartments. The question arises: is it possible to make a small area “smart”?
Both large and small
Yes, you can. The system is adapted to areas of different sizes, the difference will only be in the number of managed zones. The advantage of small rooms is that they will be in a single copy. In the future, this will lead to savings when choosing a system, because it is easier to manage small spaces.
Which house to choose
The system is responsible for monitoring the:
Air temperature, etc
In the case of small apartments, it is possible to consider “boxed” sets. They are presented as simple devices and also contain all the above functions. You only need to activate the desired function in the app and the system will signal the device. Kits simplify certain everyday problems and solve many tasks. A distinctive feature from the “house” itself is that the boxes are responsible for only one function: for example, one for light, the other for heat, that is, they are limited in scale.
You can manage all the features of the system from your mobile device or tablet. Via wi-fi or Internet does not make a difference.
“Smart home” can also be wired and wireless. Using the wire is more reliable. But if you do not want to re-do the finishing of the room to hold the system, the wireless version is no worse. Proceed from your own preferences.
Smart home production, installation, and cost”
The main manufacturers are Xiaomi and Huawei. Pay attention to the appearance of the device and its packaging.
If you are confident in your abilities and have the necessary technical skills, you can try to install it yourself. In the opposite case, and for insurance, it is better to contact professionals.
Good boxed devices will cost up to 5,000 rubles per piece or set. You can find devices several times cheaper, but it is not recommended to buy such devices.
If we talk about Russian analogues, the price tag starts from 1,500 rubles per square meter. European or American counterparts will be five times more expensive.
What is it for
The main reason is to simplify life. You don’t need to worry about whether you turned off the lights or the water, because the system has already done it for you. The light will work automatically: “night” – the light is turned on at 5-10% of the power, “morning” light in the room turns on automatically.
An important criterion for a comfortable stay is heating. With Smart home, you can control the temperature whenever you want.The situation is similar with water supply and other utilities.
In the end, the system will pay for itself and lead to significant utility savings.