The Internet of Things has created a huge impact on almost everything that we do, but what does it mean exactly? IoT is a system of connecting any device to the internet and other connected devices. It has a giant network of connected things and allows people to share their data within the network. Meaning, it’s a network that transforms everyday internet-connected objects that can collect and transfer data over a wireless network without human intervention. At the top of IoT objects, smart devices have been dominating the technology market since the 2000s. Gradually, these devices have become more innovative and offer even greater comfort and home security. Let’s take a look at the top IoT home automation trends of 2021.



6 Smart Tips for Automating Your Home

1. Have a Strong Internet Connect

Smart home devices work through the Internet, and without a strong or steady connection, those devices can not run properly. Make sure you have internet access for your smart devices to connect to with ease. 

2. Map Out Your Smart Home

When building a smart home, you may want to only have one or two devices. However, it can grow quickly into a smart device ecosystem. The results are that you will have multiple devices controlled by multiple sources.



It is a new year. Western North Carolina residents are excited to put last year behind us and strive to make the new year the best ever. Some things have not changed or taken full effect just yet. For example, many area residents are still spending more time at home than ever. Between remote learning and work and avoiding busy entertainment, families are often at home during the times of day they would’ve once expected to be out and about. 

When you spend more time in your house, you may become more aware of things that might make your home more convenient and efficient. As we enter this new year, it is time to consider bringing your home up to the technology of the day. It is time to think about making upgrades, so your home can work smarter and you don’t have to work harder.



Everyone wants to be smarter. We go to great lengths to ensure we learn as much as possible and that our children receive a quality education. Have you ever thought of making your home smarter? With the right technology in place, your home can be more intelligent than you ever dreamed, which can help save you money and energy.