The new year is around the corner, bringing with it the fresh taste of the seasons to come. When the ball drops on New Years, you have the chance to refresh, reinvent, and refurbish your home with outdoor living space upgrades. The start of 2019 should be taken as an opportunity to set a plan in motion – and not just for the outdoors, but throughout the entire home as well!
What Can You Do to Update Your Outdoor Living Space?
You may have a beautiful backyard as of now, but the fact is that everything can be made better. Enhancing the quality of your home with outdoor living space upgrades will bring your level of personalization and safety to a new level. After all, reinventing the outdoors is more than just comfort and control.
With every year, new technologies emerge that bring outdoor home automation to your fingertips. Your home should be as much under your control as any part of your body.
Focusing on Outdoor Home Automation
Creating a smart home, at its most convenient level, revolves around synergizing your home with your phone. Nowadays, just about everything can be accessed via your smartphone or another device like Josh.ai or Alexa. Creating your ideal outdoor living space hopefully means that you won’t even need to get up from your comfy chair to change anything – and Digital Sky A/V is here to help provide some ideas to help make that achievable!
Chances are, controlling your illumination while outside is one of the first things that might come to your mind. It’s certainly important, whether it’s for lighting up your walkway when getting home late at night or setting the mood for guests while entertaining on the patio. You can sync whatever lights you need to your phone or to your voice-activated device while reserving others to activate when they detect movement.
Having a grill on your property is an excellent way of providing a hearty meal for friends and family. A smart grill only makes the cooking easier, better, and safer. There are all sorts of grills you can find on the market that go above and beyond when it comes to meal preparation.
You may also consider accessories to help maintain and ensure the sanctity of your grill. Think of things like grillbots, smart propane detectors, smart cooking thermometers – the works. While you may not want to go overboard, a little help here and there can amplify your cooking.
Spending the day outside and reading is nice, but maybe you want a little bit of music or radio. Your phone could work perfectly fine, but why settle when you can make an experience? With a little effort, you can carve out an entire entertainment center in your backyard. Projectors and sound systems provide the perfect update to your home for any form of entertainment.
Focusing on Outdoor Home Security
Proper protection for your home is easy to come by in the modern day and age. Purchasing licensed products to deter would-be criminals from your property is highly recommended for ensuring you and your family’s safety. Plus, if you’re going the secure route, being able to monitor and control your security from your phone is all the better – especially if you’re going on vacation or won’t be at the house for an extended period of time.
Having a camera alone is enough to scare off trespassers, but not everyone will be so easily deterred. If you’re at home sleeping or away at work during the day, linking your security cameras with your phone affords you the ability to have both livestreamed and recorded footage of anyone on your property. You can even include them in your very doorbell.
Lights are better for more than just providing mood. Installing floodlights is an excellent method of providing outdoor home security. Criminals don’t like being seen, and as soon as they’re lit up, they’re more than likely to run or skip your house altogether.
When Should You Start Updating?
Everyone starts somewhere, and the best time to start would be now! Partnering with an established home automation and security company like Digital Sky A/V ensures a quick and cost-effective process to update your home to get ready for when the weather gets warm again. The new year is coming, and you should bring your outdoor living space upgrades with it.
There are certainly more ways to improve your outdoor living space automation than you can find here. This is just a good place to start! If you have questions about updating your outside space, contact us today.