Living in a smart home is no longer a luxury reserved for the uber-wealthy. With smart house electronics sold at big box stores like Target and Amazon, or your locally owned ACE Hardware, creating a techy paradise is easier than ever! The hardest part will be deciding which products to buy, so we’re here to solve that issue for you. These are all the smart home essentials you need to build a smart house in 2022.
Much newer to the market than most other products on this list, NFC tags have recently taken the smart home world by storm. These small, sticker-like tags can be placed on virtually any surface. They are discreet, inexpensive, and easy to program, so they are perfect for beginners.
Users can program an NFC tag to complete almost any interaction with an electronic device, such as turning on the lights when the front door opens. In fact, these tags pair well with all of the other items on this list! Connect the tag with your motorized blinds and your smart thermostat to make your home comfortable as soon as you walk in.
Manually adjusting your window treatments is out of style. Automatic shades are a necessity for any 21st-century smart home! Maximize your home’s capabilities by investing in blinds or shades that work for you.
Program them to open and close as the sun rises and sets. Control your blinds or shades with a remote, an app, or voice to position them precisely to your liking. Building a smart house is all about making your home work for you, so automatic blinds are a must!
Long gone are the days of pausing your binge-watching and getting up to adjust the thermostat. With a smart thermostat, you can control the temperature from your phone!
Your new smart thermostat can also learn your habits, such as what temperature you prefer and when. After some time, it will design a schedule based on your usage and independently adjust the controls throughout the day.
A smart doorbell is often the first piece of technology that homeowners invest in when they decide to build a smart home. This video-equipped doorbell is essential for safety and convenience!
When connected to an app, the doorbell sends video footage directly to your phone. When the doorbell rings, you can check to see who it is before you even stand up! Plus, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that the system will capture footage of unwelcome visitors. Find a smart doorbell at your closest ACE Hardware location!
Smart House Essentials at JC Licht
At JC Licht, we strive to help you create your dream home. Our home improvement experts will help you every step of the way, from concept to installation. With multiple locations across Chicagoland, we are ready to help you with your home improvement needs, including Benjamin Moore paints, Hunter Douglas window treatments, and more.
You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of motorized blinds, drapery, and Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!