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How To Make A Smart Apartment In Bloomington

January 04, 2023
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Smart gadgets have become increasingly popular in Bloomington houses. Countless home electronics and appliances are equipped with smart technology to enhance your daily routine. But you shouldn’t feel that you are out of luck if you come home to an apartment. You may not be allowed to rewire your apartment for smart components, but you will be able to integrate various gadgets to make your apartment smart in Bloomington.

Utilize Smart Plugs To Get Access To Electronics From Anywhere

If you’re trying to figure out how to make a smart apartment in Bloomington, start with smart plugs. They are simply inserted into your existing electrical sockets, and then you connect your electronics and appliances. ​​Now you can turn them on and off through an app on your mobile device when you’re out of the apartment or you would rather not walk to the other end of your roomy apartment to hit the switch. Switch off the bedroom lights without leaving the bed. Disconnect the power to hard-to-reach electrical components when leaving on a trip. You may even set lamps or other lighting to turn on and off to make it appear like you’re home when you’re away.

Get Access To Just About Anything By Using A Smart Speaker

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An equally important gadget for making your apartment smart in Bloomington is a smart speaker. You direct these devices simply by speaking to the personal assistant that is part of your speaker. The assistant like Amazon’s Alexa replies when you ask for the day’s forecast and follows directives like when you ask it to play a specific playlist.

You can also take advantage of your smart speaker to engage other smart devices. Instruct it to activate certain lights when you get home, turn on the TV for your children when you’re in the kitchen, or power off a smart plug in another room.

Direct The Illumination In Your Apartment With Smart Light Bulbs

Pendant lights hanging in a kitchen and living room at One One Six Apartments

When incorporating smart light bulbs in every one of your lamps, you can add convenience to your life by controlling the lights in your Bloomington apartment by using voice directives or a press of your finger. Smart bulbs interact with your smart speaker’s voice assistant and smart home app. So as an alternative to traipsing through every room turning on or off lights, you can give the command “Turn off all lights!” to switch them off prior to leaving for work, or just utilize your smartphone to command smart bulbs to brighten, dim, and even switch colors to fit your mood.
 

Keep An Eye On Everything With Smart Video Cameras

Exterior view of an apartment building at City Flats Apartments

It doesn’t matter if you reside in the safest neighborhood around, home security is still important. While it’s true you aren’t allowed to hook up hardwired components within your apartment, one or two smart security cameras will make you feel more protected. Wireless surveillance devices are powered by batteries and deliver streams of video to your mobile device. Security cameras scare off burglars and supply hard verification if a break-in does occur.

Smart video components do more than keep your property safe, though. If you reside in a pet-friendly apartment, you can check in on Fluffy with your smart camera while you’re in the office. Or if you have small children, a smart video monitor gives you enhanced peace of mind when they’re sleeping.

Go The “Smart” Route And Check Out City Flats on Walnut For Your Next Home

With amazing amenities and sizeable apartments in a sought-after Bloomington area, you’ll appreciate residing at City Flats on Walnut. Dial 812-578-8827 or arrange a tour, and our leasing specialists will aid you in picking the right apartment for you!