How Mobile Apps Are Invading Smart Home Technology


With apps starting to seep into the way we now watch television, it’s only a matter of time before they start to make waves in other areas of our homes. At this year’s Apps World, there were a few conferences focusing on Smart Homes. A few of the discussions looked at marketing a Smart Home app, bringing Smart Home to the masses and creating a personalised Smart Home experience.

We were inspired by these amazing talks and we thought we would take a look into some of the apps and tech that you should be looking out for, if you want to turn your home into a Smart Home.

Nest Smart Thermostat – The Nest smart thermostat helps you to save energy and money by allowing you to remotely control the temperature in your home. The device learns from you, taking note of the temperature you like In your home and will even turn itself down when you are out of the house, helping you to only use the energy you need. You can control your Nest thermostat from your mobile phone with the Nest app.

Alarm.com Smart Home Security – The Alarm.com Smart Home Security solution let’s you control the security of your home from their app. The app also sends you push notifications to tell you when there has been movement, when a door or window has been left open or personlise your alarm codes to see who has disarmed or turned on your alarm.

Philips Hue Lighting – The Philips Hue Lighting allows you to control all the lighting in your home using the Philips Hue app. The app lets you change the colours, brightness and on/off times of your lighting. This helps you to set the exact mood you want and helps to save money on your energy bill by turning your lights off when you aren’t in the house.

Insteon – Insteon provide a wide range of tech to help make your house a completely Smart Home. With the Insteon hub and their subsequent devices, you are able to use your smartphone to control small appliances, lighting, temperature and your home security.

Technology has been focusing on making every day living as easy as possible, so the ever growing Smart Home sector is sure to dramatically increase within the next few years. Soon Smart Home tech will be as common as the smartphones we all carry with us today.