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How To Make A Smart Apartment In Lafayette

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

Smart gadgets have become quite prevalent in Lafayette houses. Countless home electronics and appliances feature smart connectivity to enhance your daily routine. But don’t think you are out of luck if you come home to an apartment. You might not be allowed to rewire your apartment for smart components, but you are still able to integrate various tech tools to make your apartment smart in Lafayette.

Use Smart Plugs To Manage Lights And Other Home Equipment From Any Location

If you’re contemplating on how to make a smart apartment in Lafayette, take the first step with smart plugs. They are simply inserted into your outlets, and then you attach your electrical components. ​​Now you can switch them off or on with an app on your phone when you’re away or you just don’t want to walk across your spacious apartment to flip a switch. Shut down the bedroom lights without leaving the bed. Disconnect the power to out-of-reach devices when heading out of town. You can even program lamps or other lighting to turn on and off to make it seem like you’re in the apartment when you’re away.

Get Access To Various Devices With A Smart Speaker

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

Another nice tool for making your apartment smart in Lafayette is a smart speaker. You manage smart speakers simply by saying commands to the AI assistant built into 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 start playing a certain playlist.

You may also take advantage of your smart speaker to control other smart gadgets. Ask it to turn on the lights when you arrive home for the day, flip on the television for the kids when you’re busy cooking, or switch off a smart plug somewhere else in your apartment.

Direct The Lighting In Your Place With Smart Bulbs

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

With smart light bulbs in all of your lamps, you can conveniently control the illumination in your Lafayette apartment through the sound of your voice or a press of your finger. Smart bulbs communicate with your smart speaker’s voice assistant and smart home app. So as an alternative to traipsing room to room turning on or off lights, you can give the command “Turn off all lights!” to switch them off before you leave for the day, or simply go to the app on your smartphone to instruct smart bulbs to dim, brighten, and even adjust colors to suit your current disposition.

Maintain A Close Watch On Your Apartment With Smart Surveillance

Exterior view of an apartment building at City Flats Apartments

Even if you come home to the safest neighborhood in town, your apartment’s security is still of vital importance. Considering the fact that you can’t incorporate wired devices in an apartment, one or two smart surveillance cameras will allow you to feel more protected. Wireless surveillance devices are battery powered and transmit streams of video to your mobile device. Video cameras deter burglars and provide hard evidence if criminal activity does happen.

Smart cameras do more than protect against crime, though. If you make your home in a pet-friendly community, you can check in on your furry friend with your smart camera while you’re in the office. Or if you have young ones, having the ability to monitor them gives you enhanced peace of mind when they’re sleeping.

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With incredible amenities and spacious apartments in a sought-after Lafayette neighborhood, you’ll enjoy life at Precedent Flats. Dial 765-771-7085 or arrange a tour, and our leasing specialists will assist you in finding the ideal apartment for you!