Smart homes are the way of the future. There’s everything from TV’s that turn on with your voice, lawnmowers that go to work automatically, and security systems that lock up the house for you with the touch of a button.
You may see all of this smart technology in movies or other people’s houses, but you wonder what you can do for your own room. Your room is your space and you spend a lot of time in there. Don’t you want your room to work best for you? Check out our ways to make your room fully automated and be your own version of a smart room!
Picture this scene. You’re laying in bed finishing up the last chapter of your book. You are barely scraping by while trying to keep your eyes open. You finally finish, put the book on your nightstand and pull the covers up. You find a nice, cozy spot to sleep and realize all of the lights are on with none of them in reach. Now you have to get up, walk around and turn them all off individually.
Imagine if you can transform any of those standard lamps into smart lamps. With a WiFi smart plug, you can! You plug them into the wall outlet, then plug anything with a standard plug into them. The smart plugs are connected to your phone and can be controlled from an app.
To turn everything off, just flip the switch on your phone! No more leaving the comfort of your bed to get some darkness and no more scrounging around for light switches for those late-night bathroom runs. The first and best way to begin the automated room is by snagging a few smart plugs!
Voice activation is a must for any smart room. With the Amazon Echo, that can actually be achieved with nearly everything in your room.
Want to turn the T.V on when you can’t find the remote? If it’s hooked up to the Echo then you can use your voice. If you can’t think of an answer to a question you thought of, use the Echo to Google search it for you. Need some music to help you relax while you work? The Amazon Echo has that covered for you as well.
You can even hook up those smart plugs from above to the Echo and control everything plugged into them with your voice. Voice activation is the ultimate in smart home technology, so you can’t have a smart bedroom without it!
This is for the people who live with roommates. Sometimes people tend to get nosy or like to go through others’ things. You might find little things like shirts or deodorant missing after a long weekend away from your room, but sometimes it can be worse. You may also simply want privacy and not want to be bothered by anybody.
For whatever reason you don’t want people coming into your room, you need to have smart locks. They attach to your door and use WiFi to connect to your phone or even your voice. On the go and forget to lock your door? Hit the app to lock it. Is it locked and you need your roommate to get something in your room for you? Unlock it while away. Maybe your roommates are having people over and you just don’t want to be bothered so you lock your door from your bed when you hear footsteps approaching.
Keep your stuff and yourself safe at all times with smart locks!
Nest Learning Thermostat
Isn’t it the worst feeling, coming inside from a really cold or hot day and the temperature in your room is the complete opposite of what you’re looking for? Say goodbye to those uncomfortable situations with Nest Learning Thermostat! It not only can be adjusted when you’re away from it, but it can learn your schedule and automatically make your room the perfect temperature for you when you get back!
This smart device even powers down when you aren’t there so it saves your energy bill. Work in the cold and need a warm room when you come home? Nest will take care of that for you. You can expect coziness and comfort every time you walk into your room.
Final Thoughts on How to Fully Automate Your Room
Your room is meant to be your personal space that is just for you. You want to feel safe and secure, but also comfortable at all times. Make your room live to its highest potential by fully automating it! Get started with a few of these items and you won’t turn back until every electronic is considered smart!