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How To Make A Smart Apartment In West Lafayette

January 04, 2023
Kitchen with a white island and brown cupboards at Penrose On Mass Apartments

Smart gadgets have become increasingly common in West Lafayette residences. Countless appliances and electronics come with smart technology to make life even easier. But you shouldn’t feel that you have to pass on modern tech if you live in an apartment. You might not be able to update the electrical wiring of your apartment for smart equipment, but you are still able to find many tech tools to make your apartment smart in West Lafayette.

Incorporate Smart Plugs To Get Access To Lights And Other Home Equipment No Matter Where You Are

If you’re trying to figure out how to make a smart apartment in West Lafayette, begin with smart plugs. You simply insert them into your outlets, and then you plug in your electrical components. ​​You can now switch them off or on through an app on your smartphone when you’re not home or you simply don’t feel like walking to another room of your roomy apartment to hit the switch. Shut down the bedroom lights without leaving the bed. Cut the power source to difficult-to-access devices when heading out of town. You can even program lights to activate at certain times to make it seem like you’re in the apartment when you aren’t.

Get Access To Everything By Using A Smart Speaker

Woman sitting on a sofa beside a smart speaker on a coffee table

The next vital implement for making your apartment smart in West Lafayette is a smart speaker. You direct these devices with your voice by talking to the “virtual assistant” programmed in your speaker. The assistant like Amazon’s Alexa replies when you ask for the current temperature and is able to follow directives like when you request it to start playing a specific playlist.

You can also take advantage of your smart speaker to manage other smart components. Tell it to turn on lighting when you get home, power on the TV for your children when you’re in the kitchen, or switch off a smart plug somewhere else in your apartment.

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 each of your lamps, you are able to conveniently control the lighting in your West Lafayette apartment with vocal instructions or a touch of your finger. Smart bulbs communicate with your smart speaker’s virtual assistant and your smartphone app. So in lieu of traipsing through every room switching off lights, you may simply give the command “Turn off all lights!” to turn them off before you leave for work, or use your smartphone to tell smart bulbs to darken, brighten, and even switch colors to suit your mood.

Maintain A Close Watch On Things With Smart Wireless Cameras

Exterior view of an apartment building at City Flats Apartments

Even if you live in the safest neighborhood in the area, home security is still of vital importance. And while you aren’t able to incorporate hardwired components inside your apartment, some smart surveillance cameras will make you feel safer. Wireless cameras are battery powered and provide streams of video to your cell phone. Security cameras scare off intruders and provide hard proof if a crime does take place.

Smart cameras do more than look after your belongings, though. If you make your home in a pet-friendly community, you can look after your pet with your video device while you’re in the office. Or if you have little ones, having the ability to monitor them gives you greater peace of mind when they’re in bed.

Make The “Smart” Move And Check Out Continuum Apartments For Your Next Apartment

With amazing amenities and sizeable apartments in a desirable West Lafayette neighborhood, you’ll love residing at Continuum Apartments. Call (765) 476-0886 or arrange a tour, and our leasing consultants will assist you in finding the perfect apartment for you!