Lutron: Reliable Smart Home System For Beginners

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Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit, P-BDG-PKG1W, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant

Control your existing light bulbs (dimmable LEDs, incandescent and halogen) plus other connected devices easily from anywhere using the FREE Lutron app for iOS and Android ...

Home automation is no longer a luxury item that only the rich can afford. It’s mainly due to the advancement of new technologies and a vast number of products flooding the market which makes the average cost of a home system within the reach of majority of the consumers. Home automation, also known as smart home, is definitely the future and yes, the future is here now.

If you are intimated by all the new home tech and not sure where and how to start, fear not! The modern automation systems and devices are relatively easy to install without any professional help. If you know how to download an app on your smart phone, plug a device into the wall socket, and follow simple instructions provided by the manufacturers, then within just 10 minutes you’ll be able to use your phone to turn off the living room light when you leave the room, turn on the porch light when you arrive at the house, or turn on all of your house lights when the security camera senses suspicious activities outside the house.

Types of Smart Home Systems

For smart home beginners, deciding on a smart home system may seem like a daunting task. But to make things simple, all you have to think about is making sure the device is compatible with the big players: Alexa (Amazon), Apple HomeKit, and Google Home. Chances are you already have one of the these voice-controlled personal assistants at home. Once the devices are connected, you can start controlling them through speech or using the installed apps. It’s that simple.


Smart Home

Smart Home

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. 2016

Home Automation For Beginners! Are You Ready To Transform Your House Into a Smart Home? If So You've Come To The Right Place... From Security To Entertainment And Lighting, This Book Has Got You Covered... Here's A Preview Of What This Smart Home Book Contains... An Introduction To Home Automation Start with Security - Going Smart Smart Locks Explained Smart Lighting Smart Audio and Video Components Smart Energy Saving (Save $$$!) Using Alexa to Take Smart Control of the Things You Have to...

Start with Simple Light Switches

The most common type of home automation device you can install quickly and easily is a plug-in outlet switch. It does only one thing and that is to turn your table lamp or any electrical device you want to control remotely on and off. Using an app you can set the switch to turn on and off automatically at certain times of the day. You can also create a geofence so that the switch is activated based on your location or proximity to your home.

Lutron Caséta Offers Reliability and Value

One of the best and most reliable automation systems out there is made by Lutron, a company has been making light controls since the 60’s. Lutron Caséta, the wireless system for smart homes, does require a hub which uses proprietary technology to communicate with their smart switches and devices. Because of it your lights will continue to work ever if Wi-Fi is down. That’s a huge advantage over other hub-less systems.

Using the Lutron App, you can also control a number of compatible thermostats such as Nest Learning Thermostat, Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats, and ecobee Wi-Fi thermostats. The more devices you integrate into your smart home and more efficient your home becomes, when you take advantage of the rich features that are built into the App to help you conserve energy.

Setting up home automation is fun and rewarding. Lutron‘s proven reliability and value is a great place to start your journey into the future of smart homes.

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Additional Resources

Inside the Smart Home

Inside the Smart Home

Springer Science & Business Media. 2006

Using clear and accessible language this book examines the growing field of ‘smart technology’ for the home. The author first introduces the field before exploring the various background issues, including how the home differs from other environments. He then shows how these background issues affect the design and usability of these technologies. A detailed case study looks at the use of handheld and wearable digital technology in sheltered housing. The last section examines what it is like...

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John Wiley & Sons. 2011

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