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Smart Home Outdoors? How to Make a Step Outside Your Home Smart

by Product Specialist

Smart Home Outdoors? How to Make a Step Outside Your Home Smart

When most people think about a smart home, what normally comes to mind is installing a smart TV or appliances such as refrigerators in the home. That's all well and good, but now that the weather is getting warmer, people will want to start spending more time outside. Fortunately, a smart home can extend to a backyard if you have the right appliances and electronics.


Irrigation Systems

While most smart sprinkler systems used to rely on plant sensors to know when a garden or lawn needed to be watered, today's connected irrigation systems make it easier to monitor a wider area and make sure that you use the right amount of water for any specific crop. These systems are a must have for anybody who wants to grow a large garden or maintain the perfect lawn.

Security Cameras

Much like automatic sprinkler systems, outdoor security cameras are nothing new. Also like sprinkler systems, modern smart home technology has made security camera systems more convenient and easier to use than ever before. Not only are modern security cameras small and discrete enough to be installed on an outdoor light fixture, but they can work over a cellular network or wi-fi connection.

Extended Wi-Fi

If you're going to extend your smart home to your backyard, you will need an extended wi-fi signal to do so. Whether you have a state-of-the-art security camera system or a set of wireless speakers for entertaining guests, you will need a good outdoor wi-fi extender. This wi-fi extender is arguably the most important element for anyone who wants to use their smart homes to entertain guests outdoors this summer, so make sure you invest in a good extender if you want to entertain guests with wireless speakers or even a good streaming media player.