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How To Make A Smart Apartment In Westfield

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

Smart gadgets have become quite common in Westfield residences. Countless electronics and appliances come with smart technology to enhance your daily routine. But don’t feel you have to pass on modern tech if you live in an apartment. You may not be permitted to change the wiring of your apartment for smart equipment, but you will be able to incorporate various gadgets to make your apartment smart in Westfield.

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 Westfield, begin with smart plugs. They are simply inserted into your existing electrical sockets, and then you connect your electronics and appliances. ​​You can now switch them off or on with an app on your smartphone when you’re away or you just don’t want to walk to the other end of your roomy apartment to hit the switch. Turn on and off the bedroom lighting without getting out of bed. Turn off the power to out-of-reach devices when heading out of town. You may even program lights to activate at certain times to make it seem like you’re in the apartment when you’re away.

Manage Everything Through A Smart Speaker

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

Another nice implement for making your apartment smart in Westfield is a smart speaker. You control these components with your voice by speaking to the “virtual assistant” that is part of your speaker. The virtual assistant answers when you want to know the current temperature and follows commands like when you tell it to play a certain playlist.

You are also able to use your smart speaker to engage other smart devices. Ask it to turn on certain lights when you arrive home for the day, flip on the television for the kids when you’re busy cooking, or power off a smart plug in another room.

Control The Lights In Your Apartment With Smart Bulbs

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

When using smart light bulbs in every one of your lamps, you can add convenience to your life by controlling the lighting in your Westfield apartment with vocal instructions or a touch of your finger. Smart bulbs interact with your smart speaker’s personal assistant and your smartphone app. So instead of traipsing around the whole apartment switching off lights, you may simply issue the command “Turn off all lights!” to turn them off in advance of leaving for work, or simply go to the app on your smartphone to tell smart bulbs to dim, brighten, and even switch colors to accommodate your preferences at the time.

Keep An Eye On Things With Smart Wireless Cameras

Exterior view of an apartment building at City Flats Apartments

Although you might come home to the safest neighborhood in town, your apartment’s security is still important. And while you can’t install a wired security system inside your apartment, one or two smart video cameras will help you feel more secure. Wireless surveillance devices are powered by batteries and provide streams of video to your smartphone. Security cameras discourage intruders and supply real evidence if a crime does happen.

Smart video components do more than look after your belongings, though. If you make your home in a pet-friendly property, you can check in on Fido with your smart camera while you’re in the office. Or if you have young ones, a smart video monitor offers enhanced peace of mind when they’re sleeping.

Go The “Smart” Route And Look Into Ashley Place Apartments For Your Next Apartment

With amazing amenities and sizeable apartments in a sought-after Westfield neighborhood, you’ll enjoy residing at Ashley Place Apartments. Dial (317) 689-0173 or schedule a tour, and our leasing consultants will assist you in finding the ideal apartment for you!