Smart Home Devices to Include in your Home Renovation

If you’re familiar with DIY smart home systems, such as Iris, then you understand the perks of an easy, no-wiring installation and a system you can take with you as you move.

However, more advanced smart homes may also include some compatible devices that require professional installation. There is no better time to add these smart home devices to your system than during a home renovation.

If you plan on making updates to your home or are preparing for an upcoming move this year, consider the following devices to make your house a smart home.



1. Thermostats


Looking to go green during your home renovation? Start by updating your thermostat to a model you can control and schedule from anywhere with Iris.

Smart thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature when you are away from home or cozy on the couch. You can even schedule your thermostat to set to a specific temperature as a part of your morning or nighttime routine.


Door Locks


When moving to a new home, one of the first items to consider updating are the door locks. A home renovation is a great time to update the locks too.

When you connect smart locks to Iris, you can assign custom entry codes to allow vendors and contractors inside your home during a renovation. At the end of a project, you can just as easily reassign or delete their entry code. This saves you the time and stress associated with making copies of keys for those who need temporary access to your home.



Dimmers and Switches


When upgrading the lights and ceiling fans in your updated home, invest in a few smart dimmers and switches to control your home lighting from your phone. You can also place smart bulbs in hard to reach places, such as high vaulted ceilings, to customize the brightness or color to fit a room.



Water Valves and Leak Detectors


The last thing you want during a home renovation is a water leak to slow down your schedule and damage your home. If you’re having plumbing work done, invest in a smart water shut-off valve that can detect and prevent leaks around your home. While you are at it, pick up a few leak detectors to place around new appliances that were recently installed. This way, you’ll receive alerts to your phone in the event a new appliance causes a leak.


Smoke and CO Detectors


It’s important to make sure smoke and CO detectors are up-to-date during a move or home renovation. This is the perfect opportunity to safeguard your home with a smart detector that can send alerts to your phone. If you opt for a device like Halo+, you can receive severe weather alerts that can help protect your family during a potential emergency.




While selecting door hinges during a move or home renovation may seem like a small detail, opting for a smart hinge can yield many benefits. With this device, you can create alerts to be sent to your phone when the front door is opened or create rules to activate lights and other devices.


By including these smart home devices in your move or home renovation, you’ll be one step closer to turning your house into a smart home. If you want to manage all of your smart home devices in one place, don’t forget that you’ll also need an Iris smart hub to utilize the Iris app and web portal.

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