Integrating Smart Technology Into Your Garden This Summer

Now that the clocks have gone forward and we are all enjoying the longer stretch in the evenings, it is the perfect time to focus our attentions on a spot of gardening. After what seemed a long and very damp winter, I know my garden is crying out for a little TLC.

I love this time of the year. Having brushed myself down of the darkness of winter, I now look forward to the long, warm summer evenings where the whole family can sit out on the deck and enjoy a nice barbeque together. Forever the optimist and I know this summer will deliver on my weather wishes….!?!

This is a good time to reflect on how smart home technology, although normally focused on the inside of the home, is just as important in the outside world, especially at this time of the year. Comfort and convenience extends past interior walls and into your outdoor oasis.

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Outdoor WIFI

With much of today’s technology requiring Wi-Fi it’s very important that you plan your home build to include outdoor Wi-Fi boosters. These will be connected to your router inside and will broadcast the Wi-Fi out into your garden and patio area. They can be placed on an exterior wall, facia and soffit or discretely placed in the garden. This enables speedy streaming of music, access to the internet, arm or disarm the house alarm, open/close the front gates or check your CCTV cameras.

Music

TechFit can install outdoor speakers either on the house or they can be set into your garden or patio giving you fantastic sounding tunes to accompany your barbeque, party or family get together. Your music can be controlled via your mobile device or tablet with one-touch control.

Exterior Lighting

Smart lighting knows no boundaries—from under your roof to under the stars. Activate a lighting scene that lights up the deck and emphasises water features in the back garden. Exterior lighting can turn on-and-off in unison with the sunrise and sunset. Set perimeter lights to flash if the alarm system is triggered, drawing attention to unusual activity.

Security

Perimeter security allows you to install an invisible beam around your home. The beams are connected to your house alarm and before any would be burglar gets near the house they set the alarm off. The beams can be set at different levels to offset the chance of animals setting of the alarm.

TechFit Smart Garden Design

And if you want to dream big, the sky is the limit……the TechFit team can custom design your smart garden to give you full control of your pool and outdoor jacuzzi,  making it easy to turn on the heat, set the temperature or crank the jets from an app on your smart phone or tablet. We can even automate your sprinklers and lawn systems to respond to weather conditions.

To speak to one of the TechFit team about the smart garden of your dreams contact us today:

Tel: (042) 942 0261 or Email: info@techfit.ie

Why not take a look at our “Smart Home Solutions” page

 

Author: Clarke

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