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28th March 2019

Top 5 Ways to Create an Automated Home

When looking to upgrade to an automated home, the first question is, what are you going to automate? Once you have an idea, you can wade through the never-ending lists of gadgets and gizmos that are on the market. Home automation can include everything from smart locks on doors to home entertainment, there’s something in it for everyone.


Programming your Thermostat to Increase Energy Efficiency

This is a great way to save money on your energy bills. Smart thermostats are easy to install and operate. You can schedule when the heating comes on and off remotely using your smartphone, perfect for those on the go. In addition, it can control your heating by using the location on your smartphone, to help determine if anyone is home.

Smart thermostats can also come with environmental sensors, monitoring everything from the outside temperature to air flow. They can even display your level of energy consumption, helping you to decide if your usage is necessary for your requirements.  


Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The safety of you and your family is of the utmost importance. Where you may have traditional smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home already, you should consider an upgrade. Smart detectors will further ensure the safety of your family, even when you aren’t at home with them. Most smart detectors can connect to Wi-Fi, allowing it to send alerts to your phone when there’s an emergency, or if it needs fresh batteries.


Smart Lights that Work on a Schedule

Smart lights are easy to install and simple to operate. You can set lights to go on and off on a digital timer, something which can be controlled from your smartphone, even when you’re away from home. From a security standpoint, it will appear as though the house is occupied, helping to keep burglars at bay.


Install a Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

This would make a very useful addition to any home security system. These waterproof video doorbells have the ability to connect to your Wi-Fi and smartphone simultaneously, this allows you to see and speak with your visitors. Whether you’re enjoying a family BBQ in the back garden or halfway across the country, you’ll be made aware that someone is at your door.



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Smart Enabled Blinds

Smart enabled blinds would complete your fully automated home security system. Electric blinds, powered by Somfy, provide products of exceptional quality, with an outstanding level of reliability. Guaranteeing ease of use, these blinds come in a range of styles, colours and materials. We’re confident that we can find a set of smart enabled blinds that are right for you.

Compatible with leading smart home solutions, and with the potential to be battery, solar or mains powered, you can achieve comfort and privacy with the push of a button. You can even set the blinds to a position that you’re happy with. As well as helping to deter burglars, the cordless feature ensures the safety of small children, especially while the blinds are in operation.



If you’re looking to upgrade your blinds to smart enabled ones, Boyd’s Blinds are always on hand to help. With over 40 years worth of experience, our knowledgeable team will find the right blinds for you. Offering an array of modern, stylish, automated blinds at reasonable prices, our blinds would make an exciting addition to any room in your home. Get in touch today, or visit one of our stores; we operate throughout Bulwell, Carlton, Southwell, Mansfield, Newark, Lincoln, Grantham, West Bridgford and the wider Nottinghamshire area.