At Instinct we love staying up to date with the latest smart home systems and gadgets. We offer a comprehensive service where we help you plan your smart home system, whether as a new build or retrofit for your existing home. We start by sitting down with you to discuss creating the smart home of your dreams. In our experience, simplicity of use and intelligent design create the best outcomes for your smart home. Here are seven of our favourite smart home gadgets that give you the easy of use you want as well as saving your energy and money in the long term.

render-1364441_6401. Wireless Lighting

Say goodbye to the old wall switch and say hello to new age smart home lighting systems that you can control from your smartphone. This smart home lighting system is controlled through a WiFi bridge. You can turn your lights or or off from a remote location, or schedule your lights to come on or turn off according to your needs. LED lights save your energy and the wireless controls are a great security feature, giving the impression that your house is occupied even when there is no one at home. No more grappling for a light switch in the dark, remote controls mean you can arrive home in well lit conditions and feel safe and secure.

2. The Smart Faucet

bathroom-690774_640This smart home system gadget saves you thousands of litres per unit per year. Not only is this great for the environment but it’s great for your budget, and the clever design conserves energy as well. With no need to touch the faucet valves, it means that this smart home system is also hygienic and contamination free. We love the simplicity of this system and it’s ability to reduce your carbon footprint. Definitely worth a look if you are upgrading your bathrooms and kitchen or for a new build.

3. Wireless Speakers
At Instinct we love to create state of the art audio-visual systems and home cinemas. Like wireless lighting solutions, stand-alone Wi-Fi home speakers enhance both the aesthetic and the pleasure of your musical experience. These speakers can be controlled from your smartphone or iPad and allow you access to your iTunes library and other streaming services offering great flexibility. Any device that is loaded with the control application can play your music. The compact design conserves space and provides a sophisticated clutter- free The audio quality is excellent rendering crisp and clear high frequency response. If you enjoy music, wireless speakers are a must-have gadget for your smart home system.

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Z-wave enabled devices that monitor your doors and windows provide the perfect security for your home and office. This is a cost effective security system that alerts you to any intrusive activity detected. You can easily monitor your doors remotely with the help of your smartphone or IPad. You can be alerted in real time by a text message or email when any activity is detected. Integrating these sensors into your smart home system means that you can check you have closed all your doors and windows without having to drive back home to double check.

5. Thermal leak detectors

Thermal leak detectors help you detect leaks and fix the insulation in your smart home. They are an efficient means to monitor the ducts, windows and other vulnerable insulation spots. You can scan the area with the detector, which changes to red for warmer spots and blue for colder spots. You will be able to save up to 20% on your heating or cooling bills by improving the insulation in your house. You can also use the thermal leak detectors to check the efficiency of your refrigerators, freezers and automobile coolant smart home system. You will be amazed to find the number of leaks in your house with this smart gadget.

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Installing an energy and water meter for your shower that helps conserve
resources. You can
conveniently save energy and thousands of litres of water every year with this smart home system device. Some of these devices are self-powered, and do not require any battery or electricity to run. It gets charged from the energy generated by water flow and is truly energy efficient. It displays real-time information of the water temperature, volume of water used and a climate animation. This gadget can easily be integrated within your existing home or as part of your greater smart home system design.

These gadgets are just a sample of what you could do with your smart home system. We love to sit down with you to discuss your needs in detail and create the smart house of your dreams. It’s never too early to talk to us about what you are planning for your smart home system. Our extensive experience in some of the most beautiful and sophisticated smart homes in the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney means we can guide your project from design to installation and then maintenance. Contact us now to find out more about how we can support you in creating the smart home system of your dreams.