With advancements in technology, automation has found its way into every possible field. Everyday appliances are becoming smarter, and you now have the freedom to control the world around you from your smartphone or an internet-enabled gadget, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Powered by Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), tech is getting smarter, and as such, smart gadgets for homes can make your life more convenient.
We’re here with a quick overview of some smart home gadgets available in Pakistan that can help you transform your house into a smart home.
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Smart Gadgets for Homes in Pakistan
Before we cover which home automation devices are available for homeowners in Pakistan, let’s first discuss the concept of smart devices. There are three key features that make a device ‘smart’.
The first of these is ‘autonomy’ or the power to perform tasks on its own without the direct command from a user. The second feature that is present in smart gadgets is ‘connectivity’, usually to the Wi-Fi network of your home. The third and the last feature, which sets these devices apart is ‘contextual awareness’, which includes a sensory perception of the surroundings and being able to collect information such as sounds, temperature, and even your current location, based on the parameters governing the operation of the device.
Accordingly, here are some of the best smart gadgets for homes that can help you with everyday tasks and enable you to make the most of your home:
- Smart Alarms
- Smart Speakers
- Smart Bulbs
- Smart Switches
- Smart Locks
- Smart Appliances
- Smart Blinds
Let’s briefly review these home automation devices and how they can help make your life more convenient.
One of the oldest smart gadgets in the market, smart alarms connect to an application on your Android or iOS smartphone and allow you to not only set and remove the alarm but to also view the video feed from smart cameras monitoring your property at all times. These alarms also give you the convenience to reach out to the authorities if you spot intruders in your area and are away from home for business or leisure.
Another device that took the market by storm, smart speakers have AI capabilities to not only play the songs you want, but to also listen to your commands, respond back, set the mood around the house, and paly the right tunes as per your instructions. A number of leading tech giants offer these home automation devices in varying price ranges.
Not happy with the lights in your home? Want to change their colour or brightness? Install smart bulbs that not only transform your interior with all the colours of the rainbow but also offer an energy-efficient solution to light up your home. Get control over these lights via an app on your smartphone, and you’re all set to turn the lights automatically on and off at sunset and sunrise. Smart lighting solutions are also an ingenious way to scare away intruders from your property when you’re away on vacation.
Control the supply of power around the house using an app on your smartphone. These switches allow you to turn devices on and off if you plug them in before you leave the house. Get your coffee machine, heater, or your lamps turned on before you arrive home every evening after work. Smart switches offer endless functionality.
Keyless entries are generally preferred in commercial settings, but if you are designing a hi-tech home in a secure housing community in Pakistan, then consider installing a smart lock that uses a numeric combination as code and can be controlled with a mobile app.
A number of home appliance providers are also designing proprietary apps for their customers. Download the app, sync your devices, and you can cook your meals, enhance the efficiency of your refrigerator, or operate the AC via your mobile even while you’re on the go.
If you are deliberating over the choice between blinds or curtains for your windows, opt for blinds, since the most modern version of them is smart and offers additional convenience. These smart blinds can be controlled via a smartphone app and be opened, closed, or tilted to let in the light, without requiring you to get up from your comfy couch or even being at home for the task.
Smart Cities in Pakistan
Would you love to live in a smart home? Buy property within one of the many smart cities being built in Pakistan! Capital Smart City in Islamabad is one of the first smart cities in Pakistan with fully automated streetlights, traffic lights, and a range of other smart features. Check out the latest updates for Capital Smart City, Islamabad below, if you’re eager to make a smart investment.