New technologies and different applications are changing the role our homes play in our lives. Smart home systems are revolutionizing the way we interact with our homes. With the latest technologies and applications, our homes are becoming more than just a place to live. From improved insulation to advanced security systems, there are many benefits to modernizing your Phuket home with smart systems.
Depending on your lifestyle and tolerance or adaptation to Phuket’s tropical weather, many people use air conditioning to some degree. While many people might equate the concept of insulation with staying warm, the idea goes both ways – good insulation can keep the cold in and the heat out. There are different ways to accomplish this and to different degrees (no pun intended). Installing roofing tiles and panels with an insulative layer, or adding foam insulation panels to your roof framing can make a huge difference in regulating indoor temperatures. This not only saves on energy bills but also improves your overall comfort.
Built-in sound systems are another way to modernize your home. These systems are often found in high-end homes, but having one designed into a new home or adapted into an existing home might be more affordable than you think. Audiophiles and everyday music lovers will wonder how they’ve lived without it. Imagine how immersive movie nights will be. With present-day levels of high connectivity like WiFi and Bluetooth everywhere, a centralized sound system will elevate your listening to another level.
One very important, but often overlooked, detail that changes the feel of a home dramatically is lighting. The majority of Thai-style homes have recessed “can lights”. These are cheap and easy to install, and while they accomplish their primary task of illuminating an area, the effect is typically not very pleasing. Although it’s personal preference, using warm white light bulbs (around 3,000K) instead of daylight (around 6,500K) is a quick, easy way to make a space feel more inviting. However, since we’re talking modern, you might as well just skip straight to smart light bulbs. These readily available bulbs (usually LED) are controlled by a smartphone app via Wifi and can be set to any color imaginable, can be dimmed, and have timers so you can set them to turn on or off whenever you want.
Security is another facet of connectivity that can prove to be very practical. WiFi-connected security cameras are easy to find, inexpensive, and often used around Phuket in homes and businesses. While even the more entry-level cameras allow you to live view and record via a smartphone app, the more advanced systems have far more enhanced features. Think wireless with extremely long battery life, waterproof, night vision, facial recognition, automatic notifications and alarms, and more.
In conclusion, modernizing your home with smart systems can bring many benefits, from improved insulation and energy savings to enhanced entertainment and security features. Beyond music, entertainment, lighting, and security, you’ll be able to use hands-free AI and voice-to-text to search the web, send emails and texts, and more simply from your phone or with voice commands. By taking advantage of the latest technologies and applications, you can make your Phuket home more comfortable, convenient, and secure.