A Smart Home is a home that uses advanced devices to help your household run more efficiently. A Smart Home is equipped with devices that can be controlled remotely, even when the homeowner isn't in the property. Smart Homes incorporate several advanced automation systems that allow you to control the temperature, lighting, security and more.
At ImpraGas, we supply a selection of advanced systems that make your home much smarter! Click here to go to our SmartHome page, or keep reading to learn more about the products we supply.
It's essential to have a smoke alarm in your home to protect your household in the event of a fire. It's also essential to test your smoke alarm once a month, but this is something that many of us forget to do, potentially putting lives at risk.
The Nest Protect smoke alarm is 'smart' because it is able to test itself, allowing you to rest easy in the knowledge that your smoke alarm is in good working condition. It will also alert you if your battery is running low with a phone notification.
It's an incredibly smart alarm that can detect what the problem is, giving you an early warning. For instance, if you have left something cooking and it starts to give off smoke, your Nest Protect will send you the following message: "Please be aware, there is smoke in the kitchen."
If there is a potential hazard, the alarm will send an alert to all household members' phones, whether they're at the property or not, so you will always be aware of any danger. If it's not a real emergency, you can silence the alarm using your phone, saving you from having to dash on over to the alarm itself.
A Nest Thermostat makes it easy to manage your hot water tanks. If you want a little extra hot water, or to adjust your water schedule, you can use your Nest Thermostat to do so. You can even get your hot water to turn off automatically if you aren't going to be in the house.
Using a smart thermostat in your home will help you to run a more efficient system and can save you money, since you won't be using energy unnecessarily. The Nest Thermostat even gets smarter over time - it learns your household energy usage and lets you know how you could be saving even more money.
The new Boiler Plus legislation will be coming into effect soon - one of the main aims of this law is to give consumers more control over their energy usage, and installing a smart thermostat in your home is a great way to do just that.
Connecting with your phone, the Nest Cam monitors your property even when you aren't in. Tracking your location using your phone, the cam turns on when you leave the house, keeping a watchful eye over your home until you return.
If the Nest Cam detects anything unexpected, it sends you an alert to let you know. So if there is unexpected movement or noise in your home, you'll be the first to know. The Nest Came can tell the difference between a genuine disturbance and general background noise, so you won't be disturbed just because the neighbour's dog is barking!
However, if it's your pets causing the issue, you can actually use the speech command function to issue instructions to your pets or to let someone know you're aware they are in your home.
You can also opt in for Nest Aware, which allows the cam to record all the footage it sees, allowing you to view anything you've missed.
Want to make your home a Smart Home?
If you're interested in making your home smarter, please visit our SmartHome Page to get a closer look at how our devices can help your household function more efficiently.
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