Want to control your home? There’s an app for that… In an age where there is more or less a mobile app for everything, it should come as no surprise that you can control your smart tech with your mobile device.
At SONA, we’re brand agnostic, so we’ll only recommend a piece of technology that suits your requirements. Many manufacturers offer their products with a compatible mobile app, for example:
- Danalock Bluetooth Z-lock offers an IoT based home security system
- Sonos Controller allows you to play music anywhere, from anywhere
- Philips Hue offers lighting automation options.
Mobile apps essentially take the guesswork out of using your tech – as long as both are connected to the internet, then you’re good to go. Many apps come with tutorials and intuitive interfaces, though there’s nothing quite like having the SONA team explore it for you.
When a smartphone just doesn’t cut the mustard, upgrade to a tablet control instead. Working with the same principles as a mobile app, a tablet allows a more user-friendly, larger screen. It’s ideal for positioning in a stand and using as a control panel – for example, to turn on your kitchen lighting and heating settings in the morning, or to play music.
However, iPads are also mobile if you need them to be, giving you the best of high visibility and the simplicity of custom-made apps.
Feel like your device is just for calls and games? Not a problem. If you don’t want to overwhelm yourself with apps, many Smart Home technologies come with their own standard remote controls. You can use these to customise your settings, such as what time blinds should open and shut, or when to secure alarms.