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How to Convert Your Home into a Smart Home in 2023

Blox Social
Posted on
Apr 23, 2023

There might have been some instances where you would have wanted to control your home appliances with simple voice commands like "turn on the fan" or "dim the lights." And why not! After a tiring day at work, you definitely deserve some rest and a little luxury. Fortunately, your wish has now been granted! That’s right, you can control all your devices with a simple voice command. We are referring to the idea of turning your house into a smart home!

But before that, let us understand what a smart home really is!

What is a Smart Home?

Even though most households in India have at least one smart electronic device like a smartphone, smartwatch, or smart TV, the idea of a fully-fledged smart home in 2023 still seems a little farfetched.

A smart home is a phenomenon that enables users to control all their electronic appliances and devices remotely. This can be done using an internet connection and a mobile device. In a smart home, all the electronic devices, such as temperature, lighting, music system, television, door locks, and security cameras, are interconnected, and a central device known as a hub can be used to control them.

Tips to Convert Your Home into A Smart Home

In this blog, we will help you convert your home into a smart home, making your chores a lot more convenient and fun, as well as, increasing your standard of living

1. Create a Hub

Your smartphone helps you manage all of your smart-home devices. You can do so through voice commands with a virtual assistant or with the help of an application. To ensure your assistant can always hear you, you should have a combination of smart speakers and smart displays located all across the house. This way, you would not have to shout out commands. Smart displays, in particular, are quite flexible, as they feature intuitive touch controls. Since this is a much simpler way, it will be better for older family members and even guests or visitors who may not be familiar with home automation technology.

2. Pick a Dependable Wi-Fi Connection

Having a reliable Wi-Fi connection is quintessential for a smart home. And to pick the right one, it is important to be aware of the two primary frequencies used- 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. While most smart-home devices currently use the 2.4-GHz frequency, it is time to switch to 5 GHz frequency, which provides a faster speed.
For a much better speed, you can consider upgrading your router and utilising a mesh system for areas with weak Wi-Fi signals or for larger properties.
Moreover, it is vital to ensure you select the right location for your router while setting up your Wi-Fi.

It is also essential to maintain the security of your connection. Thus, choosing a strong password with a unique combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and special characters is suggested. You can also consider setting up a different network for your smart home devices (if your router has an IoT network option) and even a ‘guest’ network for guests and visitors for better protection.

3. Check Smart-Home Compatibility for New Devices

When shopping for new devices for your smart home, you would be looking for some of the best smart home devices. But other than the features the device offers, you also need to be sure they are compatible with your existing ecosystem. For this, you would have to look for a logo on the product packaging or their website. You should aim to find at least one of the following logos:

  • Compatible with the Google Assistant
  • Compatible with Apple HomeKit
  • Compatible with Alexa

These logos guarantee a fundamental level of support, allowing you to connect the device to the corresponding ecosystem and control it using voice commands. However, it is essential to note that support for a particular ecosystem may differ for each product. For instance, one robot vacuum might only respond to start and stop voice commands, while another could be instructed to clean a specific room or operate until a certain time. To obtain a comprehensive understanding of what is possible, it is recommended that you review the complete list of commands or user feedback.


Converting your home into a smart home is definitely very exciting and innovative. A smart home can offer you an amazing way to simplify most of your daily tasks and give you a little more time to unwind and relax. By making the most of your smart-home gadgets, you can easily control all your electronic devices just with a voice command. This way, you would never have to worry about leaving a light on or forgetting to turn off the television. However, before you begin your smart-home journey, there are a few things that you must consider in order to have a smooth and hassle-free experience. 

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