The ultimate smart home checklist



So, you’re planning on embracing all the convenience that smart home technology has to offer, but aren’t quite sure where to start? No problems. At Lera, we’ve kitted out thousands of homes with all the latest automation. Here’s our smart home checklist to see you on your way to enjoying all the intuition that smart home technology can provide.

Ease of living

From ease of entry to automated heating and cooling, the key ingredients of the smart home are all about making everyday life more intuitive and seamless. Their main aim is to take away the small tasks that add up to steal time from your already busy day.

So, let’s break it down into the checklist areas you may wish to focus upon:

Security, safety and home access

Security is a key feature that many people who are looking at smart home technology actively seek to embrace. That’s because the smart home offers true peace of mind, with remote monitoring and automated alerts should something go awry. Meanwhile, the same technology can recognise home occupants, granting them easier, automated access to the home.

Here’s the key security features available:

  • Door Intercom
  • Alarm (Includes 3 x PIRs)
  • Security Cameras (CCTV)
  • Door Lock
  • Garage Door Control
  • Driveway Gate Control
  • Door Open/Closed Status
  • Side Gate Control
  • Smoke Sensor Alerts
  • Flood Sensor Monitoring

Lifestyle and ambience

When we imagine a truly intuitive smart home, lifestyle springs to mind, incorporating features like automated lighting, music and entire scenes that activate via voice control.

These features were once considered luxury items, but are now part of a vast array of affordable features many smart home occupants not only seek, but demand.

Lifestyle features to consider include:

  • Lighting Control
  • Sound System (2 Speakers per Zone)
  • Television Control
  • LED Strip Lighting Control
  • Voice Activation via a Digital Assistant such as Siri, Google or Alexa

Environment and temperature

The smart home has the ability to ensure the temperature and feel of your home is just the way you like it, activating air-conditioning automatically, opening blinds to harness natural light or closing windows to guard against the chill.

Here are the key environment and temperature features you may wish to consider:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Motorised Roller Blind Control
  • Motorised Curtains Control
  • Motorised Outdoor Blinds
  • Motorised Skylight Blinds
  • Motorised Sliding Doors
  • Motorised Windows

The great outdoors

Of course, smart technology isn’t just restricted to the interior of the home, with many people drawn to automation for the additional benefit of outdoor controls. This allows them to go on holiday or rest easy in the knowledge key investments like their garden will be watered, or their pool will remain pristine.

Areas to consider include:

  • Irrigation/Garden Control
  • Pool Pump Control
  • Outdoor Garden Lights

Home monitoring and power consumption

Finally, smart home technology allows you to keep a watchful eye on your property even from afar. It enables you to completely control your environment, including the power you consumer within it.

Key features of home monitoring and power consumption include:

  • Motion/Temperature and Light Monitoring
  • Power Management Monitoring
  • Wall Outlet/Power point Control

About Lera

Lera Smart Home Solutions is a leading installer of smart home technology in the greater Sydney region. Our team boasts over 20 years’ experience in IT networking, programming and the electrical industry.

We have sourced the most reliable and cost efficient solutions from around the world to provide the very best in smart home solutions, and work with our clients to understand their needs.

You can learn more about transforming your house into a smart home here, or contact us directly for further advice.